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Public Benefits Content Topic Results

The results displayed below have been grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections - containing our most highly valued resources - then by individual related materials. Refine your search by category, types, author and/or publisher using the options provided. Sort by date published, date added, or alphabetically. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.
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Special Collection

Special Collection
January 2018

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits

Author(s):
This collection highlights key resources for the EITC, the Child Tax Credit, Health Coverage Tax Credits, and others, highlighting resources specific to domestic violence survivors and advocates working with survivors.
Special Collection
March 2016

Building Credit and Assets: Helping Survivors Recover from Economic Abuse

This special collection explores credit, asset building, and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), their intersections, and how they can be leveraged to better support economic justice for survivors of domestic violence.
Special Collection
January 2006

Welfare and Domestic Violence

This collection includes materials related to welfare, now known as the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), with a particular focus on the Family Violence Option and related provisions and their implementation at the federal and state level.

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
  • NRCDV Publications
January 2018

The Difference Between Surviving and Not Surviving: Public Benefits Programs and Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims' Economic Security

Author(s): Publisher(s):
For domestic violence and sexual assault victims, the public benefits programs that support basic economic security are of critical importance. This report discusses the findings from a 2017 survey of over 1,100 service providers. It details barriers survivors encounter when trying to access public benefits programs, cross-sector collaboration and systems-level advocacy, and possible legislative changes to these critical programs.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2018

State-Funded Medical Assistance Programs

Publisher(s):
This table presents a list of state funded programs that provide medical coverage for immigrants who are not eligible for federally funded Medicaid program.
Materials
  • General Material
November 2017

Disability and Earned Income Tax Credit

Publisher(s):
This webpage provides information about what disability benefits apply as earned income for EITC, claiming a qualifying child with a disability, and more.
Materials
  • General Material
September 2017

Poverty, Domestic Violence, Social Inequality: What the New Poverty Data Tells Us About Addressing Domestic & Sexual Violence

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This report explores recently released poverty data from the U.S. Census Bureau and its implications for domestic violence advocacy.
Materials
  • General Material
August 2017

Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010: Information Center

Publisher(s):
The Act was passed and signed into law in December 2010. It extends Bush-era tax cuts, unemployment insurance, and specific provisions under ARRA including key tax credit programs for families. This page provides an overview of the Act and implications for tax payers.
Materials
  • General Material
June 2017

Post-Assault Healthcare and Crime Victim Compensation for Immigrant Victims of Violence: Medical Coverage and Services for Immigrants

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This document provides a state-by-state break-down of benefits and protections available for immigrant survivors of violence. It also addresses eligibility requirements, coverage, requirements for receiving emergency contraception, the process to apply, and any other requirements necessary to receive benefits.
Materials
  • General Material
  • Training Tools
February 2017

Immigrant Crime Victim Access to Federally Assisted Housing

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This webinar presentation and accompanying materials offer information on government funded programs providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, public and assisted housing to immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking and dating violence.
Materials
  • General Material
February 2017

Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing for Immigrant Victims: Government Policies

Publisher(s):
This document lists the polices issued by federal government agencies describing the legal rights of immigrant and Limited English Proficient (LEP) victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking, child abuse, and the homeless to access emergency shelters and transitional housing from a wide array of programs. 
Materials
  • General Material
February 2017

How to Advocate for Public and Assisted Housing for Your Battered Immigrant or Trafficking Survivor Client

Author(s): Publisher(s):
This fact sheet highlights the legal right of immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking, and run away, abused and abandoned children to access shelter and transitional housing. Included is a discussion of anti-discrimination laws and advocacy strategies that advocates and attorneys can use to successfully advocate to have immigrant victim clients accepted in shelters and transitional housing programs.