University of Wisconsin–Madison
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SSI Caretaker Cases, Child Support, and Economic Well-Being

The Caretaker Supplement (CTS), which began in 1997, provides a cash benefit to parents who are receiving SSI payments and raising minor children in the State of Wisconsin. In January 2004, almost 6,000 SSI parents were receiving benefits for 12,300 children. With data drawn from state administrative records, the Survey of Wisconsin Works Families, and focus groups, this report employs quantitative and qualitative methodologies to gain a deeper understanding of CTS and its role in the economic well-being of families headed by parents with disabilities.


Child Support, CSDE, CSDE Report, Guidelines, Pass-Through & Disregard, Related Social Policies