In 2011, more than 45 million people — a staggering 15% of the population — struggled with “food hardship” & received benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the most ever.
Taxes are always a pain in the neck, especially for single mothers who find themselves squeezed for cash. There are, however, some useful tax breaks that can significantly lower the amount of taxes to pay.1 For example, if you have a dependent child, you’re able to take advantage of a special “head of household” filing… Read more »
Being a single mother is hard enough, but being a mom robbed of her physical ability to care for her children is infinitely harder. Unfortunate events like an accident or a congenital disease could make it nearly impossible for them to take care of their children. Even a severe injury could prevent them from working… Read more »
Being a single mother is never easy – emotionally, raising a child on your own, you have to be both sets of parents and financially all the burden of financial supports falls squarely on your shoulders. And often, even in developed societies single parents are looked upon a tad suspiciously, more so if you are… Read more »
In the United States, at least 43.6 million people are living under the poverty threshold in 2011. The figure is 15.1 percent higher than the data gathered in 2010. The data reflects the sheer number of people who lack basic food supply.
Families who are not able to keep up with the economic depression often suffer tremendous setbacks. Worst cases saw millions homeless and unable to afford basic needs like food and education. As a way to reach out and help these families, the U.S. federal government has launched the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF…. Read more »
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is a very successful federal-funded initiative. Pregnant women and mothers with children under 5 years old are the recipients of this program. WIC is funded through cash grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to WIC State agencies and administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)…. Read more »