Pamela Loprest and Elaine Maag
The Urban Institute
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.
This project was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation under task order number HHSP233200800494G. The views expressed are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Urban Institute, its trustees, or its funders