Y.G.P.: Social Security

Your Government Programs this week checks out Social Security. “These are benefits that apply to individuals who have earned enough Social Security credits and are at least age 62. Your Government Programs this week checks out Social Security.” Surprisingly, Social Security has to do with people with income below the poverty threshold. This is more important in the current economy because jobs are less lengthy and private pension funds that workers have earned are going bankrupt. The official web-page is here.

This professor says if you can try not to rely on Social Security. “Taxpayers would be better off both in terms of financial security and return on investment by investing their money privately. ”

Rep. Dan Crenshaw says that Social Security is aid for those earning less than the poverty threshold.

Social Security serves people more than seniors in retirement.

“Tricks and tips for getting the most from Social Security”

The current issue is that Social Security will run dry. The more people that can work the more tax dollars goes into Social Security.

“Senator Warren calls for increased funding for the Social Security Administration”

The weaker Americans the weaker the country also gets.

The slow economy has “31 Percent Of Americans Are Struggling To Get By Financially”.

The Habit Of Saving Is Self-Discipline Of A High Order!

One in seven US seniors live in poverty

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YOUR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: FOOD STAMPS

“The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program.” Official web-page is here.

Recipients cut off from changes to the SNAP (Food Stamps) program are because the exceptions for non-work eligibility has gone from (sic) 20% of the national unemployment rate to a fixed 7% unemployment rate. If your area falls below that, then you will have to volunteer or work to qualify for food stamps.

SNAP benefits and the new work requirements

What new USDA restrictions mean for food stamp recipients

You’d Be Surprised Who’s On Food Stamps

For those using Food Stamps, there are hidden obstacles to staying within the budget, such as transportation in food desserts where available outlets are convenience shops.

Hunger a persistent problem for poor Americans as Republicans mull SNAP cuts

SNAP benefit fraud bill passes committee

What Are The Penalties For Medicaid Fraud and Food Stamps Fraud in NY

Supporting Critical Food Assistance Program SNAP

‘Snap’ To It! – Ryan’s Plan To Fix A Food Stamp Nation – Stuart Varney

YOUR GOVERNMENT PROGRAM: THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

These grants ensure the provision of case management, referrals, and emergency assistance (such as food, clothing, and shelter) to victims of human trafficking and certain family members. The official webpage is here.

Faces of Human Trafficking: Effective Victim Services

HSI at Super Bowl LIII: Human Trafficking Outreach

New program established to help victims of sex trafficking in Ohio

Hidden Victims of Human Trafficking

Former Trafficking Victim Describes Her Ordeal and Rescue

Human Trafficking Victim Finds Her Hope

Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking

Dawne Lomangino-DiMauro – 2018 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

YOUR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: “The Children’s Health Insurance Program”

“The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to nearly eight million children and families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but can’t afford private coverage.” (article)

For families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but can’t afford private coverage.

Herger Gives Speech on State Children’s Health Insurance Program

Jimmy Kimmel Makes Emotional Plea For CHIP | NBC Nightly News

Tommy Thompson on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

Children’s Health | Kids Rule | 2019 Commercial

Parents urging lawmakers to support Children’s Health Insurance Program

YOUR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: Social Security for Women.

“Whether you work, have worked, or have never worked outside the home, you need to understand how Social Security can help you and your family find financial security. ” Official webpage is here.

“Social Security … only replaces about 40 percent of pre-retirement earnings. To have a comfortable retirement, you will also need to have other income from things like pensions, savings, and investments.” Official document is here.

“Women and Social Security: What you need to know”

“How Does Social Security Work?”

“Social Security for Women: A Social Security Lifeline: Kira’s Story”

“Suze Orman says: Social Security is there for you in difficult times”

Beware giving out your social security number, even at the doctor’s office

YourGovernmentPrograms: Genetics and Developmental Biology Research and Research Training

“The Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology supports studies directed toward gaining a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of inheritance and development. The results of these studies form the foundation for advances in diagnosing, preventing, treating and curing human genetic and developmental disorders.” Official webpage is here.

Interview with John Lorsch, Head of the National Institute for General Medical Sciences.

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution with Mohamed Noor.

Molecular & Developmental Biology Graduate Program

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCHER JOINS OHIO STATE

Researchers Hopeful New Treatment Leads To HIV Cure.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Energy Assistance - Maryland Department

GET HELP WITH YOUR ENERGY BILLS. https://liheapch.acf.hhs.gov/help

Reed Calls for Increased Funding for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program: LIHEAP

Heating assistance for low-income households

TCA helping low-income households with energy bills

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). It’s important!

RREAL Community Solar for Community Action

Foster Grandparents Program

It’s truly fine. For elderly volunteers with an income cap. “Foster Grandparent Program provides supportive, person to person service to children with exceptional or special needs.” The official webpage is here.


A program director introduces the program to potential volunteers.

The volunteers can make a real life difference.

The program was started in 1965.

Consolidate Your Student Loans At The US Department Of Education And US Treasury

Due to the credit crisis and economic recession banks are not offering as much money to the FFEL program for student borrowers. So if you are a student looking to restructure your student debt, you can do so with the US Department of Education that is backed by the US Treasury, aptly called the Direct Loan program (article). This will restructure your loan into 20 years so you can afford to live monthly with smaller payments. The official webpage is here. That Direct Consolidation Loan program from the US Department of Education and US Treasury is here.

New students can find more tips at the official Federal Student Aid YouTube Channel.

Why consolidate your student loan? It restructures your debt, from a few years after graduating to a longer period which reduces your monthly expenses, as you climb the economic ladder by career potential.

Literature Fellowship (National Endowment for the Arts)

“Fellowships for creative writers are available on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose available one year and fellowships in poetry available the next.” The official webpage is here.

“NEA Literature Fellowship program, which has supported American creative writers since 1965.”

“City of Literature: A Film About the History of Creative Writing in Iowa City. “

“Profile: Creative Writing Professor John Dufresne”

“Kelly Link | 2018 MacArthur Fellow”

Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network