Resources

Benefits QuickLINK Website

An AARP Foundation website where users can complete confidential surveys to find out if there is help available to pay for health, food, and energy bills.
 

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities Website

Outreach materials to help spread the word about the Earned Income Tax Credit and child tax credit.

 

The Earned Income Tax Credit: An Important Tool for Lifting Families Out of Poverty

The first in a series of fact sheets emphasizing intergenerational aspects of the issues and proposals that can help eliminate child poverty from Generations United (2005).

 

Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities

Generations United, with the support of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, developed this guide to equip the caregivers, including those that provide full and part time care to relative children, with the national resources they need to help their children thrive, now and in the future (2013).

 

Grand Resources: A Fact Sheet for Grandparent and Relative Caregivers to Help Access Support through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program

Read the new factsheet for grandfamilies who wish to access TANF created by Generations United with support from the Annie E. Casey foundation (2013).

 

Improving Grandfamilies’ Access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
This policy brief by Generations United explores a checklist of specific policies, programs, and policies that can help state and community policymakers and advocates improve grandfamilies' access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) (2014).

 

The Intersection between Kinship Care and TANF Policy: Questions and Proposals
This paper by CWLA takes a closer look at this TANF kinship care population and seeks to raise some policy questions in regard to kinship care, TANF funding, and the cross-over between child welfare and TANF (2014).

 

Tax Benefits for Grandparents

A fact sheet on tax benefits for grandparents and other relatives raising children, created by H & R Block (2017).

 

TANF and Child Welfare Programs: Increased Data Sharing Could Improve Access to Benefits and Services

US Government Accountability Office (GAO) study (2011).

 

Your Guide to Public Benefits

Additional information about Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), public benefit programs, and links to the relevant government agencies from AARP (2013).