Public Benefits Content Topic Results https://vawnet.org/materials/public-benefits?field_author_target_id&field_publisher_target_id en Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits https://vawnet.org/sc/earned-income-tax-credit-eitc-and-other-tax-credits <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:46</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/earned-income-tax-credit-eitc-and-other-tax-credits" data-a2a-title="Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Other Tax Credits"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fearned-income-tax-credit-eitc-and-other-tax-credits&amp;title=Earned%20Income%20Tax%20Credit%20%28EITC%29%20and%20Other%20Tax%20Credits"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/PiggyBank-EITCcollection.jpg?itok=OA2DB0MO" width="399" height="366" alt="piggy bank" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">January 22, 2019</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/shaina-goodman" hreflang="en">Shaina Goodman</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/marium-durrani" hreflang="en">Marium Durrani</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/breckan-erdman" hreflang="en">Breckan Erdman</a></div> </div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8095&amp;2=bookmark" token="EqsAljr_k5LHWv14Un3UN-nOs4vsxiJGFpbCXgPFw1U"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Over forty years ago, Congress authorized a federal tax credit program called the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). It was conceived as an incentive to "make work pay" by giving low-income workers a refund for a percentage of their earnings. Since its inception, the EITC has been heralded as one of the most successful anti-poverty strategies in the United States, and numerous other tax credit programs have followed. Today there are tax credit programs for low-income workers with children and other dependents and for individuals seeking higher education, as well as outreach efforts designed specifically for underserved populations.</p> <p>This collection highlights key resources for the EITC, the Child Tax Credit, Health Coverage Tax Credits, and others. It includes general information and fact sheets, reports and research, information about how tax credits affect eligibility for other federal benefits, resources to access state specific statistics and contact information, and resources specific to three underserved populations (Native Americans, workers who are immigrants, and workers with disabilities). It also provides information on free tax preparation services across the country and ways to avoid predatory lending and tax services. Please <a href="http://www.nrcdv.org/contact-us/" target="_blank">contact the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence</a> with comments, questions, or suggestions for new additions to this collection.</p> <p>This Special Collection draws heavily from the work of the <a href="https://www.cbpp.org/" target="_blank">Center on Budget and Policy Priorities</a>, one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.</p> <p>Special thanks to Anna Melbin, Founder of Catalyst Consulting and Training for originally developing this collection in partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.</p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:46:41 +0000 ckeene 8095 at https://vawnet.org Building Credit and Assets: Helping Survivors Recover from Economic Abuse https://vawnet.org/sc/building-credit-and-assets-helping-survivors-recover-economic-abuse <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Building Credit and Assets: Helping Survivors Recover from Economic Abuse</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/12/2016 - 08:54</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/building-credit-and-assets-helping-survivors-recover-economic-abuse" data-a2a-title="Building Credit and Assets: Helping Survivors Recover from Economic Abuse"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fbuilding-credit-and-assets-helping-survivors-recover-economic-abuse&amp;title=Building%20Credit%20and%20Assets%3A%20Helping%20Survivors%20Recover%20from%20Economic%20Abuse"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/2016-10/SCfeature-credit.jpg?itok=KX5xDkR5" width="399" height="366" alt="dollar bill folded into a house" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">March 01, 2016</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8091&amp;2=bookmark" token="-cH3cxAzlrj_5EAMm5qM59zBOw7Vz-ZHEh5hJ0gsgK0"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In many cases of domestic violence, financial abuse is one of many tactics used by an abusive partner to exert power and control in the relationship. It might include controlling how money is spent, withholding money or giving an allowance, not allowing a partner to work or earn money, stealing their partner’s identity or credit, ruining their partner’s credit, depleting available assets, and more.</p> <p>Financial abuse can have an immediate impact on a survivor’s life – further isolating her, undermining her autonomy – and can also have long-term and far-reaching consequences, often trapping a survivor in poverty and interfering with her future economic stability.</p> <p>As advocates, we know that poverty increases risk and vulnerability for those living in it; and it is therefore critical that we have at least a foundational understanding of how money and finances work. For example, a low credit score equals increased risk to a potential lender and consequently, higher interest rates and costs to the borrower. This means that survivors often pay more because of bad credit, despite being among the least able to afford that. In addition, the world of credit has drastically and rapidly changed over the years, both in terms of access and use. Understanding and devoting resources to credit building and repair is critical to survivor’s long-term security.</p> <p>Additionally, access to traditional Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and non-traditional Match Savings accounts can offer survivors the opportunity they need to jumpstart their personal asset building and begin to recover from the impacts of financial abuse. While many domestic violence programs or service providers may not have the infrastructure to actually provide these and other economic opportunities, understanding how they work is a key component of advocacy.</p> <p>One of the most exciting endeavors in the economic justice field is combining the world of micro-lending and credit building. Small no- or low-interest loans for the sole purpose of credit repair coupled with thoughtful re-payment policies is quickly and dramatically changing the economic status of many survivors and their families.</p> <p>The goal of this special collection is to help advocates better understand these important topics, how they intersect with each other, and how they can be leveraged to better support survivors.</p> <p><em>Special thanks to Kim Pentico, Director of the Economic Justice Program at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, for her assistance in framing this updated collection, and to Anna Melbin, Founder of Catalyst Consulting and Training, for originally developing the Asset Building and IDA portion of this collection in partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.</em></p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:54:29 +0000 ckeene 8091 at https://vawnet.org Welfare and Domestic Violence https://vawnet.org/sc/welfare-and-domestic-violence <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Welfare and Domestic Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/ckeene" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ckeene</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/12/2016 - 15:35</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/sc/welfare-and-domestic-violence" data-a2a-title="Welfare and Domestic Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fsc%2Fwelfare-and-domestic-violence&amp;title=Welfare%20and%20Domestic%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-featured-collection-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/sc_page/public/assets/images/2016-10/SCfeature-welfare.jpg?itok=yL2kk2iv" width="399" height="366" alt="boy in safety net" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-sc-page" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published</div> <div class="field__item">January 01, 2006</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=8166&amp;2=bookmark" token="1vMeqATlbqGhoh3wfLc7vthz5B6UILMQ5B9ToTiZs7c"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Collected in this area of VAWnet are 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. This special collection is designed to provide advocates ready access to documents, fact sheets, research, legislation and rules, and other materials to support informed discussions with policy-makers and welfare personnel and effective advocacy on behalf of survivors.</p> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:35:44 +0000 ckeene 8166 at https://vawnet.org Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010: Information Center https://vawnet.org/material/tax-relief-unemployment-insurance-reauthorization-and-job-creation-act-2010-information <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010: Information Center</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:04</span> <div class="field field--name-field-material-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">General Material</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=5964&amp;2=bookmark" token="5qa0RCnokr-MOlZKWX6ehoBYu9t0_xu6LXWIsnM95qo"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published Date</div> <div class="field__item">November, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Publisher(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/publisher/internal-revenue-service-irs" hreflang="en">Internal Revenue Service (IRS)</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/material/tax-relief-unemployment-insurance-reauthorization-and-job-creation-act-2010-information" data-a2a-title="Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010: Information Center"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fmaterial%2Ftax-relief-unemployment-insurance-reauthorization-and-job-creation-act-2010-information&amp;title=Tax%20Relief%2C%20Unemployment%20Insurance%20Reauthorization%2C%20and%20Job%20Creation%20Act%20of%202010%3A%20Information%20Center"></a></span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated Links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-relief-unemployment-insurance-reauthorization-and-job-creation-act-of-2010-information-center" target="_blank">Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 201…</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/financial-literacy-asset-building" hreflang="und">Financial Literacy / Asset Building</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/economic-justice" hreflang="und">Economic Justice</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/employment-rights" hreflang="und">Employment Rights</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/public-benefits" hreflang="und">Public Benefits</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/socioeconomic-class" hreflang="und">Socioeconomic Class</a></div> </div> </div> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:04:19 +0000 Anonymous 5964 at https://vawnet.org Disability and Earned Income Tax Credit https://vawnet.org/material/disability-and-earned-income-tax-credit-0 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Disability and Earned Income Tax Credit</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/109" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">pbranco</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:56</span> <div class="field field--name-field-material-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">General Material</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=9142&amp;2=bookmark" token="_HI_nm3_1WFBgQ7r8Nkn8-KADoFhrTqN4uvb-AqnSM8"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published Date</div> <div class="field__item">July, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Publisher(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/publisher/internal-revenue-service-irs" hreflang="en">Internal Revenue Service (IRS)</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/material/disability-and-earned-income-tax-credit-0" data-a2a-title="Disability and Earned Income Tax Credit"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fmaterial%2Fdisability-and-earned-income-tax-credit-0&amp;title=Disability%20and%20Earned%20Income%20Tax%20Credit"></a></span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This webpage provides information about what disability benefits apply as earned income for EITC, claiming a qualifying child with a disability, and more. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated Links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit/disability-and-earned-income-tax-credit" target="_blank">Disability and Earned Income Tax Credit</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/financial-literacy-asset-building" hreflang="und">Financial Literacy / Asset Building</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/disability-rights" hreflang="und">Disability Rights</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/economic-justice" hreflang="und">Economic Justice</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/public-benefits" hreflang="und">Public Benefits</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/disability" hreflang="und">Disability</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:56:50 +0000 pbranco 9142 at https://vawnet.org Compensation Considerations for Self-Advocates Receiving Government Benefits https://vawnet.org/material/compensation-considerations-self-advocates-receiving-government-benefits <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Compensation Considerations for Self-Advocates Receiving Government Benefits</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/berdman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">berdman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:31</span> <div class="field field--name-field-material-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">General Material</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=10268&amp;2=bookmark" token="Jj_BauNQnpuI2bmRsJRWK7SG6PTTmxx5zYLQLQZys9M"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published Date</div> <div class="field__item">April, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Publisher(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1044" hreflang="en">Vera Institute of Justice</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/material/compensation-considerations-self-advocates-receiving-government-benefits" data-a2a-title="Compensation Considerations for Self-Advocates Receiving Government Benefits"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fmaterial%2Fcompensation-considerations-self-advocates-receiving-government-benefits&amp;title=Compensation%20Considerations%20for%20Self-Advocates%20Receiving%20Government%20Benefits"></a></span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This tip sheet gives basic information on some government means-tested benefits programs for people with disabilities and explains the potential effects that receiving compensation may have on their benefits. It also guides readers to additional resources for people with disabilities and their advocates.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated Links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/vera-web-assets/downloads/Publications/compensation-considerations-self-advocates-receiving-government-benefits/legacy_downloads/Compensation-Considerations-for-Self-Advocates-Receiving-Government-Benefits.pdf" target="_blank">Compensation Considerations for Self-Advocates Receiving Government Benefits</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/disability-rights" hreflang="und">Disability Rights</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/public-benefits" hreflang="und">Public Benefits</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/disability" hreflang="und">Disability</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 18 May 2018 15:31:36 +0000 berdman 10268 at https://vawnet.org The Difference Between Surviving and Not Surviving: Public Benefits Programs and Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims' Economic Security https://vawnet.org/material/difference-between-surviving-and-not-surviving-public-benefits-programs-and-domestic-and <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Difference Between Surviving and Not Surviving: Public Benefits Programs and Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims&#039; Economic Security</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/berdman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">berdman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:28</span> <div class="field field--name-field-material-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">General Material</div> <div class="field__item">NRCDV Publications</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=9972&amp;2=bookmark" token="6mknDbeVWwIqWOwHq5FJi8BkCYHNhXrJx9X0y4LsIpA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published Date</div> <div class="field__item">January, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Publisher(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/publisher/national-resource-center-domestic-violence-nrcdv" hreflang="en">National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/shaina-goodman" hreflang="en">Shaina Goodman</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/material/difference-between-surviving-and-not-surviving-public-benefits-programs-and-domestic-and" data-a2a-title="The Difference Between Surviving and Not Surviving: Public Benefits Programs and Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims&#039; Economic Security"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fmaterial%2Fdifference-between-surviving-and-not-surviving-public-benefits-programs-and-domestic-and&amp;title=The%20Difference%20Between%20Surviving%20and%20Not%20Surviving%3A%20Public%20Benefits%20Programs%20and%20Domestic%20and%20Sexual%20Violence%20Victims%27%20Economic%20Security"></a></span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div>For domestic violence and sexual assault victims, the public benefits programs that support basic economic security are of critical importance. While we know that domestic violence and sexual assault occur across the socio-economic spectrum, there are unique challenges and barriers at the intersection of these forms of violence and economic disadvantage. Significant numbers of low-income women are abused or assaulted, and the violence perpetrated against them can make it nearly impossible to climb out of poverty. Abuse can also result in victims who were not previously considered low-income falling into poverty: violence often undermines victims’ ability to work, have a place to live, and do what is necessary to pursue a more stable life for themselves and their children. Poverty and economic instability can also make it more difficult to cope with the physical, psychological, and financial impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault.</div> <div> </div> <div>Access to economic security programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) which provides direct financial assistance to families living in poverty, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly known as food stamps), unemployment insurance (UI), and other programs are critical in providing increased economic stability for survivors. These essential benefits enable survivors to afford the basics like food, housing, and healthcare and help rebuild their lives after violence. Far too often, though, survivors face considerable challenges when trying to access these programs, including barriers stemming from both policies and their implementation. While advocates, attorneys, and other service providers play a valuable role in facilitating access to these programs, it is often not enough to overcome the significant barriers that victims encounter. Strengthening the safety net is necessary to help survivors and their families attain economic stability, safety, and well-being.</div> <div> </div> <div>This report discusses the findings from a 2017 survey of over 1,100 domestic and sexual violence advocates, legal services/legal aid providers, social services program staff, and housing/homelessness and anti-poverty advocates. 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.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated Links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSScBW1NDE8&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">NRCDV Radio Podcast: The Difference Between Surviving and Not Surviving</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-files field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated Files</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://vawnet.org/sites/default/files/assets/files/2018-10/NRCDV-TheDifferenceBetweenSurvivingandNotSurviving-UpdatedOct2018_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=648903" title="NRCDV-TheDifferenceBetweenSurvivingandNotSurviving-UpdatedOct2018.pdf">The Difference Between Surviving and Not Surviving: Public Benefits Programs and Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims' Economic </a></span> </td> <td>633.69 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://vawnet.org/sites/default/files/assets/files/2018-10/NRCDV-PublicBenefitsInfographic-UpdatedOct2018.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=306820" title="NRCDV-PublicBenefitsInfographic-UpdatedOct2018.pdf">The Difference Between Surviving and Not Surviving Infographic</a></span> </td> <td>299.63 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://vawnet.org/sites/default/files/assets/files/2018-11/NRCDV_PublicBenefits-WeWouldHaveHadToStay-Nov2018.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=933042" title="NRCDV_PublicBenefits-WeWouldHaveHadToStay-Nov2018.pdf">We Would Have Had to Stay: Survivors' Economic Security and Access to Public Benefits Programs</a></span> </td> <td>911.17 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/collaboration-bridge-building" hreflang="und">Collaboration / Bridge Building</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/accessibility" hreflang="und">Accessibility</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/economic-justice" hreflang="und">Economic Justice</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/public-benefits" hreflang="und">Public Benefits</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/domestic-violence" hreflang="und">Domestic Violence</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/sexual-violence" hreflang="und">Sexual Violence</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:28:56 +0000 berdman 9972 at https://vawnet.org State-Funded Medical Assistance Programs https://vawnet.org/material/state-funded-medical-assistance-programs <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">State-Funded Medical Assistance Programs</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:42</span> <div class="field field--name-field-material-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">General Material</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=4679&amp;2=bookmark" token="9dbUkUv5-kSCwd_6UAPf_icMkNK1VrD8J_89htSvaKo"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published Date</div> <div class="field__item">January, 2018</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Publisher(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/publisher/national-immigration-law-center-nilc" hreflang="en">National Immigration Law Center (NILC)</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/material/state-funded-medical-assistance-programs" data-a2a-title="State-Funded Medical Assistance Programs"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fmaterial%2Fstate-funded-medical-assistance-programs&amp;title=State-Funded%20Medical%20Assistance%20Programs"></a></span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This table presents a list of state funded programs that provide medical coverage for immigrants who are not eligible for federally funded Medicaid program.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated Links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/med-services-for-imms-in-states.pdf" target="_blank">Medical Assistance Programs for Immigrants</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/healthcare" hreflang="und">Healthcare</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/immigration-resettlement" hreflang="und">Immigration / Resettlement</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/public-benefits" hreflang="und">Public Benefits</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/health-public-health" hreflang="und">Health / Public Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/immigrant-refugee" hreflang="und">Immigrant / Refugee</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:42:51 +0000 Anonymous 4679 at https://vawnet.org Poverty, Domestic Violence, Social Inequality: What the New Poverty Data Tells Us About Addressing Domestic & Sexual Violence https://vawnet.org/material/poverty-domestic-violence-social-inequality-what-new-poverty-data-tells-us-about <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Poverty, Domestic Violence, Social Inequality: What the New Poverty Data Tells Us About Addressing Domestic &amp; Sexual Violence</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/berdman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">berdman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-material-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">General Material</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=9873&amp;2=bookmark" token="Zp5KaSJlb17g-h5c3as-zMmFZyKHAbkZhPmeQuCsXx4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published Date</div> <div class="field__item">September, 2017</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Publisher(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/publisher/center-survivor-agency-and-justice-csaj" hreflang="en">Center for Survivor Agency and Justice (CSAJ)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/sara-wee" hreflang="en">Sara Wee</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/material/poverty-domestic-violence-social-inequality-what-new-poverty-data-tells-us-about" data-a2a-title="Poverty, Domestic Violence, Social Inequality: What the New Poverty Data Tells Us About Addressing Domestic &amp; Sexual Violence"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fmaterial%2Fpoverty-domestic-violence-social-inequality-what-new-poverty-data-tells-us-about&amp;title=Poverty%2C%20Domestic%20Violence%2C%20Social%20Inequality%3A%20What%20the%20New%20Poverty%20Data%20Tells%20Us%20About%20Addressing%20Domestic%20%26%20Sexual%20Violence"></a></span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This report takes a snapshot of recently released poverty data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and asks: Why does the poverty data matter for domestic and sexual violence survivors? And what does it mean for our advocacy? A look and what this data says (and doesn’t say) can be a helpful tool in mapping our own community context and steering our advocacy efforts toward enhancing survivors’ economic security and equity.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated Links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://csaj.org/document-library/2016_Census_Data_FINAL_TO_POST.pdf" target="_blank">Poverty, Domestic Violence, Social Inequality: What the New Poverty Data Tells …</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/economic-justice" hreflang="und">Economic Justice</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/public-benefits" hreflang="und">Public Benefits</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/domestic-violence" hreflang="und">Domestic Violence</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/socioeconomic-class" hreflang="und">Socioeconomic Class</a></div> </div> </div> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:14:33 +0000 berdman 9873 at https://vawnet.org Post-Assault Healthcare and Crime Victim Compensation for Immigrant Victims of Violence: Medical Coverage and Services for Immigrants https://vawnet.org/material/post-assault-healthcare-and-crime-victim-compensation-immigrant-victims-violence-medical <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Post-Assault Healthcare and Crime Victim Compensation for Immigrant Victims of Violence: Medical Coverage and Services for Immigrants </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/berdman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">berdman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:25</span> <div class="field field--name-field-material-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item">General Material</div> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=10032&amp;2=bookmark" token="WtwUDzHYu6iTFuAxGlknMgwKH9hXGGh4k7i4R8ybpT8"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div class="field field--name-field-published-date field--type-datetime field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Published Date</div> <div class="field__item">June, 2017</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-publisher field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Publisher(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1875" hreflang="en">National Immigrant Women&#039;s Advocacy Project (NIWAP)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Author(s)</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/sarah-andrews" hreflang="en">Sarah Andrews</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/vanessa-brown" hreflang="en">Vanessa Brown</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/aurora-de-heer" hreflang="en">Aurora de Heer</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/joseph-leonard" hreflang="en">Joseph Leonard</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/ryan-lighty" hreflang="en">Ryan Lighty</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/katherine-okeefe" hreflang="en">Katherine O&#039;Keefe</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/celia-soehner" hreflang="en">Celia Soehner</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/william-springer" hreflang="en">William Springer</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/josh-sterling" hreflang="en">Josh Sterling</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/linda-way-smith" hreflang="en">Linda Way-Smith</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/author/beau-yanoshik" hreflang="en">Beau Yanoshik</a></div> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://vawnet.org/material/post-assault-healthcare-and-crime-victim-compensation-immigrant-victims-violence-medical" data-a2a-title="Post-Assault Healthcare and Crime Victim Compensation for Immigrant Victims of Violence: Medical Coverage and Services for Immigrants "><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_linkedin"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fvawnet.org%2Fmaterial%2Fpost-assault-healthcare-and-crime-victim-compensation-immigrant-victims-violence-medical&amp;title=Post-Assault%20Healthcare%20and%20Crime%20Victim%20Compensation%20for%20Immigrant%20Victims%20of%20Violence%3A%20Medical%20Coverage%20and%20Services%20for%20Immigrants%20"></a></span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-associated-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated Links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://library.niwap.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/pdf/PB-Man-Ch17.3-PostAssaultHealthCareCompensation.pdf" target="_blank">Post-Assault Healthcare and Crime Victim Compensation for Immigrant Victims of …</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-material-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Material Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/healthcare" hreflang="und">Healthcare</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/immigration-resettlement" hreflang="und">Immigration / Resettlement</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/public-benefits" hreflang="und">Public Benefits</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/immigrant-refugee" hreflang="und">Immigrant / Refugee</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/materials/sexual-violence" hreflang="und">Sexual Violence</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:25:05 +0000 berdman 10032 at https://vawnet.org