The Interaction of Need-Tested Benefits

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report at the end of last year exploring the interaction of nine major need-tested benefit programs, including tax credits, to provide information on eligibility and benefit receipt among individuals and households. The report uses U.S. Census data along with microsimulation modeling to delve into the number of individuals…

A Spotlight on Paycheck Plus

Policymakers made significant strides in “making work pay” for low-income families with children when they made permanent critical improvements to the EITC and CTC last year. But, as noted above, the EITC still largely excludes workers who are not raising children. Paycheck Plus, a pilot program simulating an expanded EITC for low-income single workers without…