Grandparents and other relatives play an important caregiving role in family well-being. Support from extended family is especially vital in families with low incomes.
Public-benefit programs should ensure that families headed by grandparents and other caregiver relatives receive sufficient support for economic security an
Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
Policies and regulations should prioritize placing children in foster care with grandparents and other caregiver relatives whenever possible and appropriate.
Policymakers should not increase the age of eligibility for SSI.
Policymakers should support efforts to improve the quality of foods purchased and consumed by SNAP recipients, such as through nutrition
Policymakers should not expand work requirements for SNAP recipients.
States should make it as simple as possible for grandparents and other caregiver relatives to enroll in school children in their care or obtain medical treatment for them.
States should distribute public revenue only to social service agencies that are formally accountable to taxpayers.
Poverty is defined by comparing household income with the minimum income required for basic needs. People whose income is below the threshold are considered poor.