Policies & Programs

Policies and programs that can improve health

filtered by "Income" and "Expert Opinion"

4 results

Child tax credit expansion

Expand federal or state child tax credits by increasing eligibility by age (e.g., to families with 17 and 18 year old children), increasing credit amounts, making credits refundable, or creating a fully refundable supplement

Evidence Rating:
Expert Opinion
Health Factor(s):
Income

Children's savings accounts

Establish dedicated children’s savings account (CSAs) to build assets over time with contributions from family, friends, and sometimes, supporting organizations; also called children’s development accounts (CDAs)

Evidence Rating:
Expert Opinion
Health Factor(s):
Income, Education

Refundable child and dependent care tax credit

Offer a refundable tax credit to working families with qualifying children or other dependents that receive care outside the home (e.g., a spouse with disabilities)

Evidence Rating:
Expert Opinion
Health Factor(s):
Income

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits

Look for ways to increase Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program benefit amounts for aged, blind or disabled individuals, including children, with little or no income

Evidence Rating:
Expert Opinion
Health Factor(s):
Income