The Welfare Rules Databook: State Policies as of July 2002

Published: October 15, 2004
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This is an old version of the Welfare Rules Databook. For the most recent version, please visit the Welfare Rules Database project page.

This publication, The Welfare Rules Databook, provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies for each state as of July 2002, as well as longitudinal tables describing selected state policies from 1996 through 2002. The tables are based on the information in the Welfare Rules Database (WRD), a publicly available, online database originally developed under the Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism project.

The Databook is divided into five groups of tables: Initial Eligibility in 2002; Benefits in 2002; Requirements in 2002; Ongoing Eligibility in 2002; and Policies across Time, 1996–2002. Each chapter begins with an overview of the policies, followed by details relating to specific tables.