New Aid to Dependent Children changes go into effect today

NE_Appleseed_Icons_PublicAssistance-128This June, the Nebraska Legislature increased the payment rate for Nebraska’s Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) program for the first time in nearly 30 years by passing LB 607.

ADC is the state’s welfare-to-work program that includes cash assistance and employment activities for low-income families with children.

This increased payment rate goes into effect today, and Appleseed has created this fact sheet to let you know about what these new changes mean.

“This increase is a long-overdue step that will help hard-working Nebraska families better meet their needs and remain together,” said Nebraska Appleseed Economic Justice attorney Mary Ann Harvey. “A significant number of children in the child welfare system enter it because their parents can’t afford to provide basic necessities like food and clothing. Increasing ADC allows Nebraska families to have these essentials and form stable families that are the backbone of a strong state.”

Download “Changes to Aid to Dependent Children

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