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Single parents are becoming too popular and widely accepted a concept nowadays. Gone were the days when single parents are left solely and alone to raise their child or children alone.
The Federal Government and all legitimate governments around thew world are now recognizing the increasing and growing trend of single parenting.
Single parents, as you might have noticed, are everywhere. The lady sitting beside you in the bus ride home or the sales lady attending to your needs in the grocery might probably be among those single moms that are struggling hard to make both ends meet and raise their child or children single handedly.
Governments are mandated and are expected to care for and give protection to their constituents. Governments do protect their people, and that protection given should never be discriminative.
Thus, single parents should be given equal rights as those who are normal parents or those single individuals.
That is why governments from around the world are following the United States government model for compensating or providing financial assistance to single parents.
The government program that supports or gives financial aid to children and single parents are being adopted and closely watched by all governments all over the world now.
It is always assumed that since single parents take the sole responsibilities of single parenting in raising children, they are financially crunched and striving. The times are really hard nowadays, and earning to raise children can get really tough especially since the society is not so kind to single parents.
Financial assistance given to single parents
In the United States, financial support or assistance to single parents. The government effort is really a major feat. However, not all single parents are fully fitted and eligible for the program.
To be able to attain or receive financial support or aid from the government, single parents should be found positive of fit for the following requirements.
Children of single parents will be subsidized or given financial assistance by the government until they reach 18 years. However, the child's situation is subject to thorough probing.
First, the single parent must be first and foremost divorced. Another case for eligibility for financial assistance is when the other significant parent is already dead, or is seriously injured, handicapped or disabled.
It is assumed that during those cases, parent support to the child is almost too impossible and hopeless. Thus, the government intervene and provides the financial parenting or providing role.
Another case for eligibility for single parenthood financial assistance is when the other parent has abandoned the child for about or more than a year already. It is because during the span can it be rightly asserted and assumed that there exists abandonment.
Imprisonment of the other parent can also be grounds or causes for financial support. Or if the child has been born while the parents are not legally tied or married, in other words, the child is born obviously and apparently out of wedlock.
Another desperate case is when the other parent is not identified, which is a case rapidly rising nowadays.
Children and single parents with the following situations, take note, are not eligible for filing or seeking financial assistance or support from the government.
* The child is a rightful heir for any property or pension due to the single parent or both parents.
* The single parent receives or attains additional disability pension funds either because of his disability or because he has children.
* The child is under the custody of foster parents or he or she is under the custody of a daycare center.
* If the child is currently raised and supported by the single parentís domestic or current partner. Partners bounded by common-law marriages are covered by this provision.
* The single parent is also eligible to receive or be granted public pension benefits.
Thus, filing for financial assistance or support among single parents would not be that easy. Be reminded that such stringent requirements are established to avoid fraud and anomalous activities by bad people who will take on or abuse single parenthood to illegally attain benefits and funds.
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