Millions of struggling people cannot wait any longer. Despite its gaps, the bipartisan COVID relief agreement should be enacted without any further delay.
Massachusetts yesterday became the first state to receive federal approval to issue benefits through the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program to replace the free or reduced-price meals that children are missing at school during this school year, but every other state has the authority and experience to begin issuing P-EBT benefits as well.
With the holiday season upon us and federal unemployment benefits for more than 12 million jobless workers expiring the day after Christmas, a growing number of households are under severe financial strain.
The only way to adequately meet the needs of a reeling economy, struggling families, and cash-strapped states and localities is for President Trump and Congress to come to agreement on a robust, bipartisan economic relief package.
Medicare’s Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund faces depletion in only about three years, according to the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). To improve program solvency and avoid cuts in benefits, action is needed before then.
“Tax expenditures” are subsidies delivered through the tax code as deductions, exclusions, and other tax preferences. In fiscal year 2018, tax expenditures reduced federal income tax revenue by roughly $1.3 trillion, and they reduced payroll taxes and other revenues by an additional $140 billion.
Es cierto que el PAN proporciona importantes beneficios nutricionales, pero este apoyo tiene grandes limitaciones versus los beneficios del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria.
If TANF had maintained the same reach to families in poverty as its predecessor had in 1996, nearly 3.1 million families would have received TANF in 2019, about 2 million more than reported for that year.
Tens of millions of people are struggling to meet basic needs, according to the most recent Census data released on December 2, yet core parts of the relief that policymakers provided this spring have already expired or are slated to expire by the end of the year.
Since TANF’s creation in 1996, its reach has declined dramatically. In 2019, for every 100 families in poverty, only 23 received direct financial assistance from TANF.
As Thanksgiving Approaches, Fewer Than Half of Households With Kids Very Confident About Affording Needed Food
In Arkansas, nearly 1 in 4 of those subject to work requirements lost coverage.
Los recortes a los beneficios nutricionales de Puerto Rico son un riesgo para la seguridad alimentaria y ponen al descubierto los límites de la subvención en bloque
HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency program is unique from many other governmental programs designed to promote work among low-income people.
With COVID-19 still not under control — in fact, cases are spiking in many parts of the country — and the economic recovery slowing, additional well-designed relief measures are vital to relieving hardship.
COVID-19 has triggered a severe state budget crisis. While the full magnitude of this crisis is not yet clear, state revenues are declining precipitously and costs are rising sharply with many businesses closed and tens of millions of people newly unemployed.
¿Cómo se compara la asistencia alimentaria para hogares en Puerto Rico versus el resto de los Estados Unidos?
While other major federal nutrition programs operate in Puerto Rico the same as in the states and territories, it is disadvantaged with respect to household food assistance.