Children with special health care needs, supplemental security income, and food insecurity
Rose-Jacobs, R., Fiore, J. G., de Cuba, S. E., Black, M., Cutts, D. B., Coleman, S. M., ... Frank, D. A. (2016). Children with special health care needs, supplemental security income, and food insecurity. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 37(2), 140-147. DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000260
Low-income households with young children having SHCN are at risk for food insecurity, regardless of child SSI receipt and household participation in other public assistance programs. Policy recommendations include reevaluation of assistance programs' income and medical deduction criteria for households with children with SHCN to decrease the food insecurity risk faced by these children and their families.