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This brief is a companion to the 2016 Welfare Rules Databook and provides a graphical overview of selected state policy differences for TANF cash assistance. The policies are taken from the Welfare Rules Database (WRD), a database maintained by the Urban Institute and funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation within the Administration for Child and Families in the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The WRD is a comprehensive resource for comparing cash assistance programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, researching changes across time in cash assistance rules within a single state or determining the rules governing cash assistance in one state at a point in time. The WRD provides in-depth information on a wide range of policy topics.
The brief describes and presents policies related to initial eligibility, benefit amounts, and ongoing eligibility. The brief also provides information about additional resources available from the (WRD).
Thompson, Megan, Sarah Minton, Christine Heffernan, and Linda Giannarelli (2018). State TANF Policies: A Graphical Overview of State TANF Policies as of July 2016. OPRE Report 2018-55, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.