Tag Archives: TANF

States Could Reduce Extreme Poverty Sharply by Enrolling in TANF the Millions of TANF-Eligible Children Who Are Enrolled in SNAP but not in TANF

From Legal Momentum (http://www.legalmomentum.org): The eligible family enrollment rate has fallen in TANF from 78.9% in 1996 when TANF was enacted, to 32.3% in 2009, the most recent year for which data are available. Assuming that the enrollment rate has … Continue reading

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Everything You Wanted/Needed to Know About Sequester, Compassionate Budget

From the National Council of Churches’ Poverty Initiative (http://www.nccendpoverty.org/index.html): Sequester/Budget The NCC is continuing to make the sequester impacts as concrete and understandable as possible for Congress and folks in the pews. We still need your stories. If you have … Continue reading

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Just the Facts: Obama’s Welfare-to-Work Plan

by Deborah Weinstein, Coalition on Human Need’s Executive Director Posted at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-weinstein/obama-welfare-to-work_b_1772739.html Does it make sense for states to try new approaches to help poor parents find jobs? The Obama Administration thought so. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which … Continue reading

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Newly-Released Welfare Code Amendments Threaten Cash Assistance for Impoverished Moms Without Funds to Look for Work

From the Coalition for Low Income Pennsylvanians (http://www.papovertycoalition.org): June 29, 2012 –The Coalition for Low-Income Pennsylvanians today expressed dismay regarding newly-issued amendments to the Welfare Code bill that is part of Pennsylvania’s 2012-13 budget.  These amendments will make it harder for … Continue reading

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Random Drug Testing of TANF Recipients is Costly, Ineffective, and Hurts Families

From End Poverty Now:   Mandatory drug testing for parents applying for or receiving assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program has been proposed repeatedly over the past few years. Legislators in at least 27 states have … Continue reading

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Congress Enacts Measure to Avert a Government Shutdown

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   Just hours before the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1, the President signed into law the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (PL 111-242) to allow annually appropriated government operations and … Continue reading

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Legal Momentum Submits Comments on Federal “Safety Net,” TANF

Legal Momentum submitted a statement submitted to the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the House Committee on Ways and Means to be included in the record of the Subcommittee’s October 8, 2009 “Hearing on the ‘Safety Net’s’ … Continue reading

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