A Look at Adults and Children Terminated from TANF Due to Time Limits in February 2011

Jan 2012 |
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The Department of Social and Health Services narrowed the qualifications for TANF time limit extensions in February 2011. With this change, fewer families were eligible for continued TANF cash benefits after 60 months. This analysis summarizes the possible impacts of this policy change on Basic Food receipt, enrollment in medical assistance, self-reported homelessness and subsidized housing receipt, and receipt of emergency housing assistance. The analysis focuses on 8,996 children and 4,742 adults who were terminated from TANF due to time limits in February 2011 and did not return to TANF through November 2011. Outcomes were observed between February and October 2011.

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