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Flexible Cash: The Tax Credit Opportunity

Flexible cash is what families tell us they need to be able to create a nurturing, stable platform from which they and their children can successfully launch. The additional, flexible resources that come from tax credits would help families achieve economic stability and help children to have what they need to thrive.

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June 17, 2022

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Addressing the Benefits Cliff Barrier to Family Economic Stability and Mobility

Cliff effects occur when benefits from public work support programs (such as medical assistance, SNAP, child care assistance, etc.) decrease or end completely as household income increases. Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota recommends a variety of approaches that could be taken to address the benefits cliff challenges faced by struggling families. Using our Economic Stability Indicator (ESI) tool, we are able to build scenarios that allow us to analyze and evaluate potential solutions that would soften the impact of cliff effects.


April 5, 2022

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