Building an Employment Focused Welfare System. Building an Employment Focused Welfare System : Table 8

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: Table 8

 Earned Income  DisregardEligibility   PeriodEligible   GroupsSpecial   Provisions
Standard Policy   under Former   AFDC Program$30 and 1/3     $30 and 1/3  for 4 months;  $30 for 8  additional monthsAll working  applicants and  recipientsNone     
Indiana         $30 and 1/3         $30 and 1/3  for 4 months;  $30 for 8  additional months   All working  applicants  and recipients     Working recipients  still considered  technically eligible  if initial earnings  do not exceed  Federal Poverty Line
Massachusetts             $30 and 1/2              $30 and 1/3As long as  eligible for  assistance      As long as  eligible for  assistanceApplicants and  recipients subject  to the time limit   Recipients not  subject to time  limit who received  TANF in previous  4 monthsEarned income disregard  extension was  accompanied by a  2.75 percent reduction  in benefits       
Oregon         50 percent         As long as  eligible for  assistance     All working  applicants  and recipients     Gross income limit  based on a state defined  standard— roughly  one-third less than  income limit typically  used by other states
Virginia               $30 and 1/3                 $30 and 1/3  for 4 months;  $30 for 8  additional  months         Recipients who  are subject to  the time limit  only           Disregards are used  to determine net  earned income.  Recipients receive  full benefit as long as  net earned income  and the benefit  amount do not  exceed the Federal  Poverty Line
Wisconsin (pre W-2)     $30 and 1/6     As long as  eligible for  assistanceApplicants and  recipients in  two demonstration  countiesNone