Entitlement programs

Entitlement Programs of the federal government include Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Unemployment and Welfare Programs. Entitlement programs are rights granted to citizens and certain non-citizens by federal law. Entitlement programs can be broken into non-contributory and contributory programs. Non-contributory means the program benefits are available to participants without regard to taxes or any other contribution to the federal government. Welfare programs such as SNAP (food stamps) or pell grants are an example of this kind of entitlement. Contributory programs pay benefits to participants who have paid into the programs. The Social Security Retirement Program is an example of a contributory program. Payroll taxes are paid into the program during a person’s working years and benefits are paid out monthly during retirement years based on a formula driven on total contributions made to the program—Read more at FederalSafetyNet.com. “Federal Safety Net”