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Insights

'They're Stealing Food from My Kids': SNAP recipients and the struggle against EBT theft

EBT theft has deeply damaged the lives of the lowest-income Americans. The following insights reveal a system that leaves people in the dark and fails to protect a crucial lifeline.

April 2024 Pulse Survey

The following insights come from a <10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers. This month, responses came from 3,414 randomly selected households out of over 5M Providers users from April 1 - April 14, 2024. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

March 2024 Pulse Survey

The following insights come from a <10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers. This month, responses came from 2,784 randomly selected households out of over 5M Providers users from March 1 - March 14, 2024. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

Connecting Providers to Tax Refunds & Creating New Filers

10 Families Across 8 Months: Studying the Impact of the Child Tax Credit on Providers App Users

The 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) transformed the Child Tax Credit into a near-universal, monthly cash transfer for families with children under 18. We studied the impact of the CTC advance payments, quantitatively and qualitatively, on 10 households that use the Providers app to manage their SNAP benefits.

Can an app make a positive impact on an EBT cardholder’s overall financial health?

A recent survey shows that the majority of users see an improvement in their overall financial wellbeing as a direct results of using the Providers app.

February 2024 Pulse Survey

The following insights come from a <10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers. This month, responses came from 4,105 randomly selected households out of over 5M Providers users from February 1 - February 14, 2023. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

'$30 Goes a Long Way': SNAP Households and the Affordable Connectivity Program

For almost 23 million American households with low incomes, navigating tight budgets and high living costs may soon get even tougher.

January 2024 Pulse Survey

The following insights come from a <10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers. This month, responses came from 3,062 randomly selected households out of over 5M Providers users from January 1 - January 14, 2024. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

December 2023 Pulse Survey

The following insights come from a <10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers. This month, responses came from 3,229 randomly selected households out of over 5M Providers users from December 1 - December 14, 2023. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

What Do Data Rights Mean for EBT?

EBT accounts used for public benefits serve the same purpose as checking and debit accounts. But for 41M+ American households, thin margins put a premium on budgeting and planning.

Here's what's at stake for SNAP households and other government benefits recipients in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's forthcoming Personal Financial Data Rights Rule.

November 2023 Pulse Survey

The following insights come from a <10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers. This month, responses came from 3,037 randomly selected households out of over 5M Providers users from November 1 - November 14, 2023. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

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