The Welfare Rules Databook: State Policies as of July 2006
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This publication, The Welfare Rules Databook, provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policies for each state as of July 2006, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for select years between 1996 and 2006. 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 2006; benefits in 2006; requirements in 2006; ongoing eligibility in 2006; and policies across time, 1996–2006. Each chapter begins with an overview of the policies, followed by details relating to specific tables.