Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table C.4 TANF and Food Stamp Benefit Amounts Received by Single-Parent TANF Cases in Illinois

06/10/2003

Table C.4
TANF and Food Stamp Benefit Amounts Received by Single-Parent TANF Cases In Illinois
Measure Percentage Unless Indicated Otherwise
TANF Benefit Amount in November 2001
$0 9
$1 to $99 10
$100 to $199 16
$200 to $299 36
$300 to $399 18
$400 to $499 9
$500 or more 2
Median TANF benefit for all cases $278
Median TANF benefit for cases with a positive benefit $278
If $0 TANF Benefit in November 2001, Reason
Recoupment of prior overpayments 8
Failed to cooperate w/ elig. determination for cash assist. 34
In Work First program 26
Sanction 28
Other 5
Food Stamp Benefit Amount in November 2001
$0 12
$1 to $99 1
$100 to $199 8
$200 to $299 30
$300 to $399 24
$400 to $499 15
$500 to $599 6
$600 or more 4
Median Food Stamp benefit for all cases $292
Median Food Stamp benefit for cases with a positive benefit $320
Number of TANF Cases 33,495
Source: Administrative data on the TANF caseload maintained by the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Population: TANF cases in Illinois that: (1) were eligible for a cash grant in November 2001, (2) were classified by DHS as "single-parent," and (3) included the grantee (i.e., the person to whom the benefit was issued) as a member of the case (thus excluding "child-only" cases). Some of the cases (9 percent) in the study population did not receive a positive cash grant despite being classified as "eligible" for a cash grant for reasons given in this table.

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