UNC study: States that expanded access to food benefits saw decreases in child neglect, abuse cases

By Jennifer Fernandez


A provision that was struck from the final 2018 farm bill would have required all states to limit eligibility to 135 percent of the federal poverty level (about $33,560 for a family of three), instead of allowing for a higher limit of 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($49,720 for the same family of three) as some states do now. The 2018 provision also would have basically eliminated broad-based categorical eligibility except for some households under very narrow conditions.

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Source URL: https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2023/02/01/access-to-food-benefits-decreases-child-abuse-neglect/?emci=4e72bd63-b3a8-ed11-994d-00224832eb73&emdi=799dcaa1-cda8-ed11-994d-00224832eb73&ceid=2846927