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Contrast the varying assistance programs for the poor in the United States, addressing how benefits are allocated, funded, and controlled.

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There are many assistance programs for the poor throughout the United States. Many are federally funded, and there are also various programs that are state funded. The biggest programs, like food stamps, Women, Infants, and Children (called WIC), and emergency heat assistance programs, including several others, are federally funded programs.

The WIC program is a federally funded program that provides money and food to women who are at or below the federal poverty levels, who have children. The program works by women receiving checks from the program that are then used to buy WIC approved food ...

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The solution provides a detailed discussion contrasting the varying assistance programs for the poor in the United States, and also addresses how benefits are allocated, funded, and controlled. References are also provided. This solution is written based on 25+ years of professional experience in the finance industry.

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