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Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2009

Table 15: TANF - Temporary Assistance For Needy Families - Active Cases, Percent Distribution of TANF Families by Reason For Grant Reduction , October 2008 - September 2009

Published: August 24, 2010
Audience:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Characteristic and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients
Types:
Data Document

TABLE 15

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES - ACTIVE CASES

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TANF FAMILIES BY REASON FOR GRANT REDUCTION
OCTOBER 2008 - SEPTEMBER 2009
 
STATE TOTAL
FAMILIES
SANCTION RECOUPMENT* OTHER**
PERCENT MONTHLY
AVERAGE
PERCENT MONTHLY
AVERAGE
PERCENT MONTHLY
AVERAGE
U.S. Total
1,726,560
5.4
$151.79
7.1
$38.53
9.7
$145.99
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama
18,442
5.7
$108.33
2.6
$28.63
0.0
$0.00
Alaska
3,033
6.7
567.40
2.4
86.09
2.5
326.62
Arizona
37,861
1.5
92.47
0.4
10.43
27.8
96.78
Arkansas
8,463
3.7
48.78
0.0
0.00
0.0
0.00
California
532,907
9.2
176.64
13.4
34.00
17.3
175.89
Colorado
9,275
3.3
71.43
3.1
29.09
0.0
0.00
Connecticut
16,723
2.1
141.80
1.7
32.65
4.6
59.60
Delaware
4,511
1.8
117.34
0.4
28.73
0.0
0.00
Dist. Of Col.
7,955
19.9
85.20
6.3
58.01
0.0
0.00
Florida
55,090
0.3
57.97
2.0
14.37
2.4
44.11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
21,087
1.9
161.38
3.3
12.98
0.9
51.43
Guam
1,077
0.8
0.00
1.5
61.45
26.6
0.00
Hawaii
8,307
0.0
0.00
6.8
66.19
56.6
285.63
Idaho
1,591
0.4
50.00
0.0
0.00
0.0
0.00
Illinois
19,611
1.8
184.29
0.0
0.00
0.0
0.00
Indiana
39,989
0.9
87.24
0.3
25.50
37.4
35.76
Iowa
16,154
5.8
115.19
1.2
24.33
0.0
0.00
Kansas
13,122
0.0
0.00
2.4
36.27
0.0
0.00
Kentucky
29,473
4.3
94.70
0.7
28.04
0.0
0.00
Louisiana
10,201
0.0
0.00
0.3
28.77
1.7
170.93
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
10,609
7.1
231.75
2.8
63.57
0.0
0.00
Maryland
22,425
10.1
33.02
1.6
56.10
27.7
60.19
Massachusetts
47,313
5.7
104.10
2.8
46.58
20.8
138.09
Michigan
62,230
0.0
0.00
0.2
35.33
0.0
0.00
Minnesota
21,772
4.9
210.52
11.9
25.81
9.6
127.82
Mississippi
11,322
1.2
23.37
1.0
13.74
17.2
31.30
Missouri
34,953
13.3
67.58
2.8
21.23
0.0
0.00
Montana
3,445
1.1
116.54
0.0
90.00
8.6
118.55
Nebraska
7,379
2.0
57.80
5.0
26.00
0.2
71.00
Nevada
8,332
0.0
0.00
0.9
39.13
0.0
0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Hampshire
5,569
7.7
142.68
1.7
43.01
0.0
0.00
New Jersey
32,547
7.2
141.82
5.3
41.74
10.7
86.52
New Mexico
16,100
9.3
140.80
1.3
60.62
3.0
51.80
New York
116,693
8.2
147.00
24.6
47.75
0.0
0.00
North Carolina
25,680
0.7
252.60
0.4
25.09
0.0
0.00
North Dakota
2,151
6.9
182.75
10.6
35.91
11.9
84.60
Ohio
90,057
0.0
355.00
1.5
43.45
2.8
264.51
Oklahoma
8,738
5.8
0.00
1.9
17.37
0.0
0.00
Oregon
21,427
0.8
140.80
1.5
46.47
0.0
0.00
Pennsylvania
48,029
2.0
97.86
0.9
31.92
0.0
0.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico
12,179
4.2
69.73
0.2
74.08
0.2
13.87
Rhode Island
8,420
5.2
79.99
2.7
48.87
0.0
0.00
South Carolina
17,085
1.8
93.03
1.6
24.73
4.6
64.81
South Dakota
2,976
1.9
148.97
0.9
36.30
1.2
10.00
Tennessee
58,138
0.2
35.57
3.0
20.12
2.4
66.69
Texas
48,635
0.0
0.00
2.8
160.33
1.5
117.46
Utah
5,944
2.4
102.96
1.8
46.34
0.0
0.00
Vermont
2,867
6.5
102.41
1.7
51.98
0.0
0.00
Virgin Islands
469
12.7
73.76
0.0
18.00
0.0
0.00
Virginia
31,906
3.2
72.15
1.1
26.15
7.5
80.29
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington
58,536
6.8
177.05
3.1
31.16
17.3
166.47
West Virginia
9,192
3.3
141.19
3.3
31.08
0.0
0.00
Wisconsin
18,278
11.5
187.57
0.3
54.65
0.0
0.00
Wyoming
293
5.6
378.01
1.7
24.01
0.0
0.00

NOTES: '*'= RECOUPMENT OF A PRIOR OVERPAYMENT.
'**'= INCLUDES REASONS SUCH AS A REDUCED BENEFIT BECAUSE FAMILY MOVED INTO THE STATE
FROM ANOTHER STATE, OR BECAUSE OF STATE'S FAMILY CAP POLICY.
SOURCE: NATIONAL TANF DATAFILE AS OF 8/24/2010

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