Loss of Child Tax Credit Advance Payments Tied to Higher Food Insecurity

Originally posted on HealthDay.

FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Food insufficiency among U.S. households with children increased after they stopped receiving monthly advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments in January 2022, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in JAMA Network Open.

Allison Bovell-Ammon, from the Boston Medical Center, and colleagues used data from the Household Pulse Survey (592,044 respondents) to assess whether the expiration of monthly CTC payments in January 2022 was associated with changes in food insufficiency in U.S. households with children.