Modernizing the Vehicle Asset Test (HB 1625): CPPP Testimony to the House Committee on Human Services

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Celia Cole /(512) 320-0222 x110

March 19, 2009

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Reliable means of transportation are essential for families trying to get to and from work, and they are especially important for out-of-work Texans trying to find employment. Current asset tests for determining eligibility for public benefits unfairly penalize Texan families for owning reliable means of transportation. CPPP staff recently offered testimony in support of updating Texas' asset tests to ensure that needy individuals and families get the help they need and still have transportation.