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  • 1. Receiving from Government Programs Advanced Level
  • 2. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 2 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona What if…Activity
  • 3. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 3 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Accidents and Unplanned Events Can Happen to Anyone at Anytime  Write the event on your butcher paper  In small groups, discuss the impact the event would have on an individual or family  Consider the emotional, financial and physical implications Accidents and unplanned events are not a respecter of age, sex or race
  • 4. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 4 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Sources of Support Family & Friends Non- Profits Government  Identify ways family, friends and non- profits in your community could provide support for your event
  • 5. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 5 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Examples of the Most Common Government Benefit Programs
  • 6. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 6 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Features of Most Government Programs Provide a temporary safety net to those in need Often, benefits expire after a set period of time Most individuals earn more income by returning to work rather than relying on government benefits Individuals are encouraged to achieve maximum self-sufficiency, independence, and health
  • 7. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 7 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona All Government Programs are Funded by Taxpayers Taxpayer - person who pays a tax to governments What items have you paid taxes on? Income tax Payroll tax Property tax Sales tax Excise tax
  • 8. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 8 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Federal Programs Programs do not vary from state to state
  • 9. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 9 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona State Programs States determine how money will be distributed Federal grants State taxes What types of taxes does your state charge?
  • 10. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 10 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Local Programs What are examples of programs specific to your community? Local taxes Address local needs • City recreation programs • Youth programs
  • 11. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 11 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona 7 Common Government Programs For more information and a list of additional programs go to www.govbenefits.gov  As each government program is discussed, determine if the individual/family in your scenario could potentially benefit from the program
  • 12. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 12 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Social Security • 17 different programs for people throughout the life span • Funding depends on specific program Retirement Disability Survivors Designed for Purpose • Retired individuals of a minimum age • Provides income during retirement • Adults and children who are disabled • Families that have lost a wage earner • Children who have lost a parent • May provide income as well as help to obtain a job • Provides income
  • 13. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 13 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona SNAP (food stamps) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Designed for Funded by Purpose Low income families Federal Money to purchase nutritious food
  • 14. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 14 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona TANF Temporary Assistance to Needy Families • Low income families with children • Federally funded but administered at state level • Temporary • Provides money, job training and other support to help achieve self-sufficiency
  • 15. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 15 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Unemployment Insurance Adults who have lost their job through no fault of their own Employers provide funding to a state for distribution Provide income while the person is seeking new employment
  • 16. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 16 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Medicaid versus Medicare Medicaid Medicare Designed for Funded by Purpose Certain categories of low- income individuals including: •Children •Pregnant women •Parents of eligible children •People with disabilities •Elderly needing nursing home care • Some individuals under 65 with disabilities • Adults over age 65 Federal and State Federal Provide insurance, especially medical care Provide health insurance
  • 17. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 17 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Earned Income Tax Credit
  • 18. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 18 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona In Review… Events may happen to anyone at anytime resulting in the need for support from various sources Most programs are designed to provide a temporary safety net Citizens are encouraged to achieve maximum self- sufficiency, independence, and health
  • 19. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 19 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Meet Laura… In small groups, read Laura’s story
  • 20. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 20 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Laura’s Story Underline three events that have shaped Laura’s life Events Has spina bifida and is in a wheelchair Father died of colon cancer when 18 years old Loves to participate in races Earned a degree in special education Qualifies for government programs
  • 21. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 21 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Income Received from Government Programs Circle each government program from which Laura receives or has received support Discuss how each program supports Laura Program Support Social Security – PASS Offset out-of-pocket costs for tuition, books and supplies Social Security – Childhood Disability Benefit Provides income Medicare & Medicaid Provides health care coverage
  • 22. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 22 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Laura’s Income and Expense Statement  $674 PASS + $375 Childhood Disability = $1,049 During college, how much government income was Laura receiving? How did the Social Security PASS benefits allow her to “invest in herself?” How did living at home while in college help Laura financially?  Offset her out-of-pocket costs for tuition, books, and supplies while earning a degree in Special Education  Allowed her to limit her living expenses and avoid borrowing
  • 23. 2.5.3.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Receiving from Government Programs – Slide 23 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute University of Arizona Laura’s Life After College  Laura now earns $2,819 per month compared to $1,649 when she was in college Identify three changes in Laura’s spending and lifestyle as a result of her higher income. Although Laura no longer receives Social Security benefits, is she financially better off now that she has her degree and a full-time job?  She lives on her own and still sends money to support her mother  She has the income to bike race  She takes advantage of a local program, Circuit Breaker, that provides free transportation to and from work  She contributes more to saving and retirement
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