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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers


The TANF statute provides that 50% of all families and 90% of two-parent families included in a participation rate are required to be engaged in work, though few states have ever faced the full standard because this percentage is reduced for certain credits. For all years from FY2002 through FY2006 and in FY2008 and FY2009, the majority of states had an effective (after-credit) TANF work participation standard of 25% or less. In FY2009, 22 states had their 50% all family standard reduced to 0% because of these credits. Additionally, many states have avoided the twoparent standard altogether by assisting that portion of their caseload with state funds not subject to TANF work standards. To be considered engaged in work under the TANF standard, a family must either be working or in specified welfare-to-work activities for a minimum number of hours per week. Preemployment activities such as job search, rehabilitative activities, and education count for a limited period of time or under limited circumstances. Though these counting rules do not apply directly to individual recipients, they may influence how a state designs its welfare-to-work program. States that allow participation in activities that cannot be counted (e.g., job search or education in excess of their limits) do not receive credit for that participation and potentially risk failing the work standard.


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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers  [Order No: R42627  Release Date: Apr 03,2013  Pages: 39]

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers  [Order No: R42627  Release Date: Mar 14,2013  Pages: 29]

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers  [Order No: R42627  Release Date: Mar 07,2013  Pages: 29]

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers  [Order No: R42627  Release Date: Nov 19,2012  Pages: 29]

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers  [Order No: R42627  Release Date: Sep 21,2012  Pages: 29]

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers  [Order No: R42627  Release Date: Sep 13,2012  Pages: 29]

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers  [Order No: R42627  Release Date: Sep 06,2012  Pages: 29]

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Welfare Waivers  [Order No: R42627  Release Date: Jul 24,2012  Pages: 29]