In retrospect, public assistance programs have been playing an integral role in promoting social security.Foremost, they provide basic economic security to the low-income families and minority populations including disabled individuals. In principle, public assistance programs provide economic security, exclusively to the needy persons.
These persons experience difficulties in meeting basic needs because they are either receiving insufficient social insurance benefits or not eligible for social insurance. Over the decades, legislative changes have been adopted to meet the needs of the dependent individuals.
This has promoted the well-being of the needy persons, primarily the aged, children and the disabled people.
In the state of Georgia, several public assistance programs are implemented. Therefore, this presentation discusses the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It aims at helping social workers to understand the scope of SNAP.