Public Assistance Programs: Origins, Development, Types & Examples

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The roots of today's federal public assistance programs originated during _____.

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1. Jason currently receives TANF for himself and his two young children. How many years during his lifetime can he receive these benefits?

2. Tina is a single parent with four children who works for minimum wage. Which of the following tax credits does she qualify for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo quickly gauges your understanding of the creation of public assistance programs and their purposes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can be used to assess your understanding of:

  • What benefit a single parent earning minimum wage is eligible for
  • What historical event provided the roots for federal public assistance programs
  • How many years one can receive TANF benefits
  • Who may be entitled to SSI benefits

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the federal agency that handles federal housing programs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about people who have access to certain SSI and TANF benefits
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the types public assistance programs in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different public assistance programs, review the corresponding lesson on Public Assistance Programs: Origins, Development, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following:

  • Review the definition and purpose of a public assistance program
  • Identify the two categories of public assistance
  • Differentiate between the three primary cash assistance programs
  • See examples of in-kind benefits
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