USCCF Benefits Cliffs Childcare Brief Digital


October 12, 2023


Childcare Benefits Cliffs

Childcare benefits, including subsidies, can be one of the greatest deciding factors on whether to participate in the workforce. Childcare benefits also contain one of the harshest cliffs – that is to say, when families surpass income eligibility limits, they lose the entirety of their childcare benefit. An increase of a dollar in earnings can mean the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized childcare. Learn more in the Childcare Issue Brief.