Parents reported that the monthly Child Tax Credit (CTC) advance payments have reduced financial stress, helped them to afford necessities and, for about one-quarter of respondents receiving monthly payments, work more hours outside of the home, according to a new national survey.
Public benefit programs such as Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and refundable tax credits like the Child Tax Credit provide critical supports to help people meet their basic needs, but too often, individuals and families are…
The U.S. core benefit programs are operated with substantial federal funding and oversight, but with extensive variation at the local level. As a result, there is a significant difference in the experience of a low-income person seeking assistance depending on where they live.
We compiled these frequently asked questions (FAQs) to support those who work with unhoused, unbanked, and/or immigrant communities, as well as the people directly impacted, in understanding how to access their stimulus payment