The Welfare Rules Databook: State Policies as of July 2005

Publication Date: September 15, 2006


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 2005, as well as longitudinal tables describing selected state policies from 1996 through 2005. 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 2005; benefits in 2005; requirements in 2005; ongoing eligibility in 2005; and policies across time, 1996–2005. Each chapter begins with an overview of the policies, followed by details relating to specific tables.

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