Being a VOICE for FIGHTING POVERTY is an important part of our work. We hope it’s an important part of YOUR mission too!
Community Action welcomes this input from our colleague, Richard Jackson, at the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN), whose Letter to the Editor appeared in the Ottawa Herald on April 11, 2015: “At a time when more Kansas families are finding it difficult to make ends meet and provide for their children, the State remains determined to unravel the few remaining threads of our social safety net…read more
The Earned Income Tax Credit (often referred to as “EITC”) is known to be one of the strongest poverty fighting mechanisms in America. The EITC rewards low-wage work by reducing income taxes that low-wage workers pay on their earnings and supplementing their wages. In the Federal and the Kansas EITC, some very low-wage workers are able to receive a “refundable credit” even when their wages have been so low they do not owe taxes.read more
Medicaid is a Federal and State program that helps lower-income individuals or families pay for the costs associated with long-term medical and custodial care, provided they qualify. Today, Kansas’ privatized Medicaid program, KanCare, covers about 425,000 children and low-income, disabled and elderly adults. But that number includes relatively few non-disabled adults. Adults with dependent children can participate in KanCare…read more
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