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Can minimum wage increases lead to benefit cliffs? A closer look at SNAP, CHIP, Medicaid, and CCDF eligibility requirements

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Monday, September 16, 2019 - 13:14
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Hartig, Seth
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation provides an overview of the perils of food assistance and other social services benefits cliffs, as well as the results of a study on the effects of minimum wage and inflation on benefit limits. Discrepencies between market rates and subsidies for food, child care, and other needs can cause families to face severe financial circumstances when they reach sharp benefit limits.

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