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Quick Guide to Safety Net Enrollment & Eligibility

MBP’s Quick Guide to Eligibility & Enrollment shows the eligibility levels and enrollment for many major safety net services in Missouri, including: MO HealthNet TANF Child care assistance Nutrition assistance Energy assistance, and Housing assistance  
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Missouri TANF Fact Sheet

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides cash assistance to families with children based on income and family size for a period not to exceed 45 months total in a lifetime (with some exceptions due to age, disability, and hardship). In September 2017, 12,032
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MO HealthNet/CHIP Eligibility & Enrollment Fact Sheet

MOHealthNet, Missouri’s Medicaid program, provides health coverage to low-income seniors, people with disabilities, children, pregnant women and very low-income parents. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) allows children in families with incomes above Medicaid limits,
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Federal Housing Assistance in MO

Housing assistance for low-income Missourians is provided through a patchwork of federal programs. The vast majority of these programs are operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in partnership with state and local Housing Authorities. In FY2016,
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Nutrition Assistance for Missourians

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) ensure that thousands of Missourians can access food each month. Click here to learn more about how these federally funded services operate in
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Energy Assistance Services in Missouri

The federal government provides funding for energy assistance programs that provide limited financial assistance to help low-income Missouri families, seniors and people with disabilities with the costs of heating and cooling their homes in order to reduce the health and safety
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Missouri Revenue: Digging Out from a Hole, Only to Go Over a Tax Cut Cliff

Recent spending restrictions are just the beginning of a steep fiscal cliff for Missouri as a result of tax cuts passed in the 2014 legislative session. To maintain FY2014 services and fully fund education, Missouri would face a more than $2 billion shortfall when tax cuts are
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Today’s Budget Restrictions are Just the Beginning

"While today’s budget restrictions are painful, the legislature’s ill-conceived tax cuts will leave critical services competing for budget crumbs far into the future."  To read MBP’s full reaction to budget restrictions announced by the Governor,
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Governor’s Vetoes & Restrictions Span Entire Budget

An unbalanced FY 2015 budget and a flurry of special interest tax cuts passed on the last day of the legislative session spurred over $144 million in line item vetoes and another $641 million in spending restrictions. For more information about the Governor’s actions on the
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FY 2015 Includes Critical Increases, But Funding Uncertain

The the fiscal year 2015 budget includes critical increases for many state services still recovering from recent year cuts.  However, weak general revenue in the current year and a plethora of special interest tax breaks passed the last day of session could jeopardize
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