Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table C.6 Duration and Consistency of TANF Receipt by Single-Parent TANF Cases in Illinois

06/10/2003

Table C.6
Duration and Consistency of TANF Receipt by Single-Parent TANF Cases in Illinois
Measure Percentage, Unless Indicated Otherwise
Duration of Current TANF Spell
1 to 6 months 26
7 to 12 months 16
13 to 18 months 11
19 to 24 months 7
25 months or more 39
Median duration of current TANF spell 16 months
Percentage of Last 25 Months Received TANF
1 to 24.9 percent 16
25 to 49.9 percent 14
50 to 74.9 percent 13
75 to 99.9 percent 18
100 percent 39
Median percentage of last 25 months received TANF 88 percent
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 (see Table C.4 for reasons).

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