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Consumer Protection Bill Passes the Illinois General Assembly

May 31, 2016

The Wage Assignment & Consumer Protections Bill (SB2804) passed out of the Illinois House unanimously today. Having passed the Senate earlier this month, it now heads to...

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Partner Spotlight: Center for Economic Progress

March 3, 2016

Over the next two months, the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) will help nearly 20,000 Illinoisans file their taxes. CEP is currently running 15 free Volunteer Income Tax...

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Asset Poverty

Working Family Tax Credits Permanently Expanded

January 5, 2016

The Earned Income Tax Credit  (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) were temporarily expanded in 2009 to help families struggling during the Great Recession. Over the last...

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Asset Poverty

Protect the Federal EITC and the Child Tax Credit

July 13, 2015

In 2013, 1,012,292 households in Illinois claimed the federal EITC. According to new data released by the Brookings Institution, 867,541 households claimed the Child Tax...

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The ABLE Account Program Comes to Illinois

June 18, 2015

Millions of individuals with disabilities rely on public benefits for health care, food, housing, and income. Currently an asset test on benefits programs, such as Social...

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Congress Passes the ABLE Act

December 22, 2014

This past fall, IABG partners advocated for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act during a day on the Hill at the CFED Assets Learning Conference. Last week,...

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Webinar: Encouraging Savings: How Hawaii and Illinois Eliminated Their TANF Asset Tests

October 22, 2013

Public benefit programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), have historically included an asset limit. An asset limit prevents applicants with savings...

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Encouraging Savings: How Hawaii and Illinois Eliminated Their TANF Asset Tests

September 8, 2013

Public benefit programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), have historically included an asset limit. An asset limit prevents applicants with savings...

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2013 Spring Legislative Roundup

June 6, 2013

The spring legislative session of the Illinois General Assembly has come to a close. This year, Illinois has taken some giant steps forward in combating poverty and creating...

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