Intelligence

Government Benefits/Programs We Take For Granted

Reporter: Michael Keenan

Publication: GoBankingRates

Contact: iq@fullyvested.com

Deadline: Apr 28, 2017 7:00 pm

What government benefits/programs do people take for granted? For each program, how secure is the benefit today (will it be around or bankrupt in a few years)? Is it likely to be eliminated or expanded in the future? Are there ways the benefit might be revamped in the future? Please feel free to respond to only one (or a few) programs — no need to be an expert in all of them! Specific examples of programs (other suggestions are welcome!): Social security Medicare Medicaid Unemployment Food Stamps (SNAP food benefits) Welfare (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Disability (through SSA) Parental leave Housing (HUD homes/loans) Requirements: Financial advisors, government/think tank analysts, etc.

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