Five Things You May Not Know About the US Social Safety Net

Author(s): Minton, Sarah.;Giannarelli, Linda.
Published: 2019 

This report presents findings from an analysis of six U.S. social safety net programs that are means tested and provide regular monthly benefits. The programs include: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Supplemental Security Income (SSI); cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program; public or subsidized housing; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and child care subsidies through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program.

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