The Intersection of Welfare and Disability: Early Findings from the TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project

Publication Date: June 18, 2013


This initial report from the TANF/SSI Disability Transition Project offers a unique look at the overlap between TANF and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, using merged data files from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).  The analysis shows less overlap between the two programs than some observers anticipated; it also sheds light on application timing and approval rates. The report also draws on field observations from TANF and SSI program sites in four states, examining the coordination between the two programs and the resources available to TANF clients with disabilities.

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