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Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2009

Table 17: TANF - Temporary Assistance For Needy Families - Active Cases, Percent Distribution of Head of Household or Spouse Who Received Assistance by Number of Months Countable toward The Federal Time Limit, October 2008 - September 2009

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

TABLE 17

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES - ACTIVE CASES

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD OR SPOUSE WHO RECEIVED ASSISTANCE BY NUMBER OF MONTHS COUNTABLE TOWARD THE FEDERAL TIME LIMIT
OCTOBER 2008 - SEPTEMBER 2009
 
STATE H-of-H OR
SPOUSE
NUMBER OF MONTHS COUNTABLE TOWARD THE FEDERAL TIME LIMIT
EXEMPT* 0 01-12 13-24 25-36 37-48 49-60 OVER 60
U.S. Total
929,322
2.0
2.0
38.8
22.5
13.6
8.6
6.2
6.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama
9,941
0.0
0.6
51.8
24.1
12.2
7.3
3.4
0.4
Alaska
2,334
3.4
11.7
35.6
18.8
13.1
9.3
4.7
3.3
Arizona
18,603
4.8
3.2
46.6
17.8
11.8
8.6
5.0
2.2
Arkansas
5,052
0.0
0.0
60.3
26.3
10.5
1.6
1.1
0.2
California
270,297
2.0
2.8
30.9
23.4
14.7
11.0
9.1
6.1
Colorado
4,941
0.0
0.3
49.5
22.0
15.2
7.7
4.7
0.6
Connecticut
9,286
0.6
0.1
39.9
28.7
16.8
8.9
3.4
1.5
Delaware
1,879
12.9
5.4
49.7
19.1
9.5
3.0
0.4
0.0
Dist. Of Col.
4,692
56.3
35.4
2.5
1.4
1.3
1.2
1.8
0.0
Florida
17,812
0.0
0.0
75.5
16.8
5.7
1.2
0.4
0.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
2,748
0.0
0.0
66.4
17.8
10.4
5.3
0.1
0.0
Guam
591
0.0
0.1
33.6
25.1
17.6
10.9
9.9
2.8
Hawaii
5,983
0.0
11.8
26.4
15.3
12.0
10.1
8.9
15.6
Idaho
156
0.0
0.0
87.3
12.3
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
Illinois
4,448
0.0
5.5
39.8
23.5
14.1
10.2
6.8
0.0
Indiana
24,328
0.0
0.0
70.2
20.1
7.0
2.3
0.4
0.0
Iowa
11,546
0.0
8.3
40.7
20.7
12.5
9.8
6.3
1.7
Kansas
9,977
0.0
0.1
43.8
21.4
15.1
10.5
6.0
3.0
Kentucky
12,769
0.0
1.3
46.2
21.9
13.8
10.4
5.4
1.0
Louisiana
2,877
0.0
0.0
57.1
23.0
9.7
8.0
2.1
0.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
8,014
0.1
0.0
27.6
19.9
13.3
10.3
8.4
20.4
Maryland
12,481
6.3
0.0
34.9
19.9
11.9
7.5
5.5
14.0
Massachusetts
29,298
21.5
0.0
31.7
19.8
11.3
7.0
3.8
5.0
Michigan
42,651
0.0
1.8
29.8
18.8
12.7
8.3
6.7
21.9
Minnesota
11,424
4.8
11.5
37.5
19.3
11.9
8.1
4.6
2.3
Mississippi
5,691
0.0
0.0
56.0
23.8
11.5
5.7
2.9
0.3
Missouri
25,394
0.0
0.4
35.7
25.2
15.5
12.0
10.6
0.6
Montana
2,360
13.5
17.3
43.1
12.6
7.2
4.0
1.8
0.5
Nebraska
3,755
0.0
3.7
40.4
20.8
10.9
8.9
4.4
10.8
Nevada
5,021
0.0
0.0
62.2
20.7
8.7
4.9
3.3
0.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Hampshire
3,355
0.0
2.3
48.6
20.0
12.8
7.8
4.5
3.9
New Jersey
21,424
0.0
2.8
38.5
20.6
12.4
7.1
5.5
13.2
New Mexico
11,808
0.0
0.4
43.9
23.0
14.6
10.0
8.1
0.1
New York
58,473
0.0
0.0
34.2
21.9
15.2
9.8
9.1
9.7
North Carolina
9,059
0.0
1.3
57.5
18.7
10.9
7.8
3.6
0.3
North Dakota
1,480
16.0
16.7
33.5
15.5
9.0
6.2
2.9
0.1
Ohio
49,293
0.0
0.2
47.5
27.7
17.0
4.2
2.3
1.2
Oklahoma
3,361
0.0
0.0
58.0
21.3
8.6
6.5
4.3
1.3
Oregon
14,073
0.0
0.7
48.4
24.8
13.5
6.8
3.3
2.7
Pennsylvania
27,245
1.4
1.7
29.9
16.6
11.4
9.1
6.4
23.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico
10,252
0.0
1.0
30.8
26.4
18.1
13.4
10.3
0.1
Rhode Island
6,010
0.0
7.2
33.8
19.9
11.8
9.6
6.5
11.3
South Carolina
12,740
0.0
0.1
57.2
32.0
8.4
1.7
0.7
0.0
South Dakota
926
0.2
58.0
26.7
7.6
3.4
2.5
1.4
0.1
Tennessee
40,755
0.0
0.2
30.8
34.2
23.7
8.3
2.8
0.1
Texas
14,528
0.0
0.1
61.0
18.3
9.8
6.4
3.4
1.0
Utah
3,379
0.0
1.5
57.5
23.2
11.5
3.5
1.5
1.4
Vermont
1,687
0.0
0.0
50.6
19.2
10.7
6.4
3.9
9.2
Virgin Islands
385
0.0
3.8
37.0
20.9
14.5
12.0
10.5
1.3
Virginia
19,828
0.0
0.1
51.1
26.2
13.7
6.5
2.3
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington
41,751
2.7
1.1
37.1
19.0
10.9
8.8
6.1
14.4
West Virginia
4,468
0.0
0.0
46.6
24.1
13.2
9.6
6.3
0.0
Wisconsin
6,590
0.0
0.0
46.0
20.8
12.0
7.6
4.0
9.5
Wyoming
106
0.0
0.9
82.4
8.0
2.7
3.1
2.1
0.7

NOTES: '*' = IN THE TANF FAMILY WHO WAS EXEMPT FROM THE FEDERAL 5-YEAR TIME LIMIT.
SOURCE: NATIONAL TANF DATAFILE AS OF 8/24/2010

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