Government Website Says It Wants More People to Seek Assistance

Monday, 27 Aug 2012 05:32 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The federal government believes not enough people are turning to government assistance for help in the slumping economy so it sent a reminder to Americans on Monday to point out that government services are available, the Washington Examiner reported.

According to a USA.gov post, more Americans rely on their families for assistance than the government.

“Given that only 15 percent of you turn to government assistance in tough times, we want to make sure you know about benefits that could help you,” USA.gov announced on Monday.

The website now has a “help for difficult financial times” page for people to learn more about the programs, the Examiner reported.

In a poll cited by the government, 44 percent of Americans said their savings helps them the most during tough times, 21 percent said family, 20 percent said credit cards and loans, and 15 percent said government assistance.

“Government assistance comes in different forms—from unemployment checks and food assistance to credit counseling and medical treatment,” the USA.gov site says.

“Although our campaign to highlight Help for Difficult Financial Times has ended, we know that your struggles may continue,” the website said. “We will keep updating the tools and information we provide to help you get back on your feet.”



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

State Senator Protesting Ferguson a Victim of Attempted Carjacking

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 19:56 PM

A Missouri state senator and gun-control advocate who has protested police actions in Ferguson surrounding the Michael B . . .

Report Questions if Dempsey Should Quit Over Obama's ISIS Strategy

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 18:57 PM

The Obama administration's strategy of using only airstrikes against the Islamic State is frustrating military leaders,  . . .

FBI Arrests 2 Would-be Ferguson Bomb Suspects

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 18:05 PM

Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved