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Disabilities Among TANF Recipients: Evidence from the NHIS

Publication Date
May 14, 2009

This report uses information from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) in 2005 and 2006 — the years when the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) was passed and first being implemented — to provide a snapshot of the different types of disabilities among recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), how disability prevalence among TANF recipients compares to other groups, and employment rates among TANF recipients with disabilities. The results serve as a baseline for states making program changes that affect TANF recipients with disabilities. [29 PDF Pages]

People with Disabilities
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)