Entitlements and Non-Discretionary Federal Programs

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Entitlements and Non-Discretionary Federal Programs
One of the biggest hurdles the government is always trying to jump is the federal budget. One of the largest portions of the federal budget is entitlement programs, or non-discretionary programs, which are considered “mandatory” expenditures.
Entitlement programs are programs appropriated to (mostly) individuals as benefits if certain requirements are met in accordance with governmental standards. These programs are considered to be entitlements that can be deemed as legal monies used for distribution to those who meet specific parameters. The largest of these entitlement programs are Social...
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.....ned as more families become eligible for monetary benefits under the purview of the those programs’ guidelines.
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