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Welfare Rules Databook: State TANF Policies as of July 2015

Published: October 24, 2016
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
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This annual publication, using information from the Welfare Rules Database, provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies for each state as of July 2015, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2015.

The Database 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 Database provides in-depth information on a wide range of policy topics organized into 30 categories that together describe the most significant dimensions of state policies.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019