Prosperity Now: Ending an Impossible Choice – Receiving Public Assistance for Today or Saving Money for Tomorrow

This year, members of Congress have reintroduced two bills that would eliminate these barriers. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) has reintroduced the CSA Opportunity Act which would allow families to save for their children’s futures without fear of losing access to public assistance. Additionally, Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34), Kim Schrier (D-WA-8) and Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5) introduced the ASSET Act, which would eliminate asset limits on TANF, SNAP and LIHEAP and substantially raise limits for Supplemental Security Income.

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