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Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients, Fiscal Year 2009

Table 46: TANF - Closed Cases, Percent Distribution of TANF Closed-Case Families by Reason For Closure, 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 46

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES - CLOSED CASES

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF TANF CLOSED-CASE FAMILIES BY REASON FOR CLOSURE
OCTOBER 2008 - SEPTEMBER 2009
 
STATE
TOTAL
FAMILIES
REASON FOR CLOSURE
EMPLOYMENT
MARRIAGE
FEDERAL
TIME LIMIT
STATE
TIME LIMIT
WORK-
RELATED
SANCTION
OTHER
SANCTION*
STATE
POLICY
FAILURE TO
COOPERATE**
TRANSFER
TO MOE
SERVED
BY TRIBAL
PROGRAM
VOLUNTARY
CLOSURE
OTHER
U.S. Total
1,728,885
17.5
0.6
1.7
0.6
6.2
9.0
12.1
15.1
1.5
0.1
13.4
22.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alabama
19,261
20.4
0.0
1.4
0.0
22.9
13.8
11.9
10.8
0.0
0.0
12.8
5.9
Alaska
3,391
13.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
3.6
0.2
9.7
10.6
0.0
2.5
28.2
32.3
Arizona
32,569
26.9
0.0
0.0
2.1
0.0
0.0
7.4
19.9
0.0
0.2
7.4
36.1
Arkansas
6,554
32.8
0.1
0.1
4.3
0.0
0.2
16.3
14.8
0.0
0.0
19.7
11.8
California
515,858
19.5
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.3
10.5
16.2
14.7
0.1
0.0
23.3
15.3
Colorado
8,912
3.6
1.5
0.0
0.0
3.6
0.9
20.9
19.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
49.6
Connecticut
12,369
10.4
0.0
0.5
18.9
3.8
5.2
18.3
8.9
0.0
0.0
9.3
24.8
Delaware
2,342
6.8
0.0
0.2
2.4
35.2
6.3
9.1
28.7
0.0
0.0
10.7
0.7
Dist. Of Col.
11,515
6.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
2.6
8.0
0.0
0.0
1.9
80.5
Florida
75,072
20.8
0.0
0.0
1.2
19.3
6.9
13.6
14.9
0.0
0.0
9.0
14.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
13,313
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.5
11.7
1.3
26.8
0.0
0.0
11.7
47.9
Guam
1,888
1.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.7
0.0
0.5
0.0
29.5
0.0
4.0
63.6
Hawaii
7,448
11.8
0.0
0.0
3.3
0.3
29.9
9.1
20.9
0.8
0.0
12.2
11.7
Idaho
1,346
20.3
0.0
0.0
0.4
1.6
21.1
12.4
15.7
0.0
20.7
0.0
7.7
Illinois
19,004
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
55.6
1.1
0.0
0.0
9.0
34.3
Indiana
58,811
25.3
0.0
0.3
3.2
0.3
41.5
3.8
10.0
0.1
0.0
2.4
13.3
Iowa
17,638
46.5
0.0
2.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
8.9
0.7
0.0
0.0
16.9
24.8
Kansas
15,056
23.8
0.0
2.7
0.0
17.5
6.0
12.9
13.6
0.0
0.0
11.8
11.8
Kentucky
30,956
11.2
0.3
2.0
0.0
9.3
3.0
16.7
26.3
0.0
0.0
20.5
10.8
Louisiana
8,507
18.6
0.0
0.2
0.0
24.8
6.4
3.3
9.3
0.0
0.0
8.6
28.9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maine
7,545
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
99.8
Maryland
31,161
4.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
27.5
2.9
20.5
16.5
0.0
0.0
6.4
22.0
Massachusetts
30,162
21.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
11.4
20.6
21.8
0.0
0.0
9.5
15.2
Michigan
67,713
9.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
31.0
6.2
12.5
10.5
10.7
0.0
11.2
8.3
Minnesota
26,644
29.0
0.0
1.2
0.3
0.6
4.8
22.2
18.6
13.1
0.1
9.7
0.6
Mississippi
10,630
30.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
28.6
7.8
11.7
9.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
11.9
Missouri
32,691
84.0
0.0
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2.2
0.0
0.0
3.6
9.6
Montana
6,419
16.7
0.0
0.4
0.1
2.0
26.0
7.6
28.1
0.0
0.0
10.6
8.6
Nebraska
12,359
31.8
0.0
0.0
0.6
18.9
1.0
13.1
5.3
0.0
0.0
10.2
19.2
Nevada
9,121
0.3
0.6
0.9
1.2
1.9
11.6
45.4
22.2
0.0
0.0
13.3
2.6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Hampshire
5,205
21.7
0.0
1.8
0.0
21.7
1.1
12.3
10.6
0.0
0.0
7.7
23.3
New Jersey
36,333
13.3
25.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.0
20.7
19.9
0.0
0.0
6.7
13.0
New Mexico
25,065
18.8
0.0
1.9
0.0
26.6
0.0
0.0
22.3
0.0
0.0
17.0
13.4
New York
93,608
8.6
0.0
23.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
3.3
22.2
0.0
0.0
4.6
38.2
North Carolina
25,765
0.0
0.0
1.1
0.8
0.0
25.3
3.0
31.5
0.0
0.0
25.1
13.1
North Dakota
3,324
0.6
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
2.6
28.2
38.1
0.0
0.0
7.5
23.0
Ohio
99,193
5.4
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
18.2
4.3
7.1
0.0
0.0
6.6
57.3
Oklahoma
15,258
9.8
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
28.8
16.3
0.0
0.0
8.9
0.0
36.1
Oregon
22,905
2.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.9
0.8
30.5
49.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
15.1
Pennsylvania
33,700
27.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
72.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico
2,782
21.9
0.2
6.9
0.0
1.2
1.0
18.1
4.7
0.0
0.0
38.0
8.0
Rhode Island
9,446
11.3
0.0
0.0
9.1
2.1
0.3
8.5
18.2
10.9
0.0
9.0
30.7
South Carolina
17,457
28.1
0.0
0.1
6.1
14.9
7.9
13.6
6.8
3.7
0.0
12.5
6.3
South Dakota
3,405
16.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
31.8
7.4
21.4
10.1
0.0
0.0
9.1
3.9
Tennessee
51,006
11.8
0.0
1.1
0.0
35.8
3.3
0.8
3.8
0.0
0.0
3.8
39.8
Texas
76,597
7.0
0.0
1.3
0.0
10.9
15.7
5.8
27.2
5.1
0.0
10.5
16.6
Utah
5,914
18.3
2.2
0.0
6.4
19.7
0.0
11.4
12.3
0.0
0.0
18.9
10.8
Vermont
10,104
6.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
6.3
3.5
78.8
0.0
2.6
2.0
Virgin Islands
312
16.7
0.0
9.6
0.0
0.0
9.9
8.0
33.7
0.0
0.0
10.6
11.5
Virginia
18,747
8.6
0.0
1.6
8.3
0.0
12.4
9.7
5.6
0.0
0.0
25.8
28.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington
53,822
31.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
2.3
1.8
24.8
0.0
0.1
22.2
17.6
West Virginia
9,214
7.0
0.0
2.0
0.0
9.8
3.8
28.1
31.6
0.0
0.0
17.8
0.0
Wisconsin
13,140
21.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
34.0
1.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
42.7
Wyoming
328
25.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
7.3
1.5
15.9
10.7
0.0
4.6
20.5
14.4

NOTE: '*" = NON-MOE STATE FUNDED PROGRAM '**'= FAILURE TO COOPERATE WITH ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
SOURCE: NATIONAL TANF DATAFILE AS OF 12/29/2010

Last Updated on 7/20/2011
By ACF

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