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Germans on WelfareFrom Weimar to Hitler$
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David F. Crew

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195053111

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053111.001.0001

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Becoming a Welfare Client

Becoming a Welfare Client

(p.67) Chapter Four Becoming a Welfare Client
Germans on Welfare

David F. Crew

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the types of people who tried to get assistance from local welfare systems. These were people of every type, every class, and every gender. Occupational status or social position was not an indication of whether or not they availed welfare dependency. Age, health, gender, and the presence or absence of family and relatives willing and able to provide support all worked to augment financial capabilities. One category of potential welfare clients included young, single people in search of work (beggars) yet these were excluded from consideration. Workers who were on strike also could not expect any welfare support. Those who did not fall in any of the excluded categories would be granted support. Provision 33a of the 1925 national guidelines guaranteed clients to “elevated welfare.” This approach brought welfare clients to the welfare system whose central task was to rehabilitate individuals and families. However, this labeled people collectively and individually.

Keywords:   local welfare systems, welfare dependency, 1925 national guidelines, elevated welfare, welfare clients, beggars

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