Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table E.2. Income Sources and Amounts Among TANF Households (a)

10/01/2004

  Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise
Time Limited with No Exemptions/Extensions
Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions
Time Limited with Extensions Granted
Total
Earnings by All Household Membersb
52.6% 30.5% 49.7% 47.7%
Average earningsc $453.82 $234.54 $374.57 $404.21
Cases with earnings (average)
$909.96 $897.79 $765.43 $903.10
Public Assistance
TANF benefitsb 66.4% 84.7% 56.6% 69.9%
Average TANF benefitsc $114.93 $155.60 $95.73 $122.95
Cases with TANF benefits (average)
$173.22 $183.96 $169.91 $176.05
 
Food Stamp benefitsb 85.5% 92.8% 96.5% 87.2%
Average Food Stamp benefitsc
$241.84 $259.68 $305.43 $246.46
Cases with Food Stamp benefits (average)
$282.93 $279.72 $316.49 $282.58
 
SSI or disability insuranceb 10.1% 26.6% 8.4% 13.8%
Average SSI or disabilityc $45.02 $159.15 $37.38 $70.48
Cases with SSI or disability (average)
$459.62 $599.26 $445.50 $521.15
Child Support Over Past 12 Months
Received any 27.0% 30.9% 37.8% 28.2%
Received regularlyd 39.5% 58.4% 44.4% 44.4%
 
Other sourcesb,e 36.8% 37.9% 39.2% 37.2%
Average from other sourcesc
$80.41 $74.51 $137.53 $80.85
Cases with other sources (average)
$218.40 $196.74 $351.20 $217.36
 
All sourcesb 99.1% 99.4% 100.0% 99.2%
Average all sourcesc $916.57 $868.58 $944.73 $906.62
Cases with income (average)
$924.97 $873.93 $944.73 $914.11
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120
 
a. Income sources and amounts refer to the month prior to the survey.
b. Categories include income received by any member of the household.
c. Figures for “all cases” include cases that received or did not receive the income source last month. Cases that did not receive the income
source had values of $0 in the calculation of the average.
d. Tabulated only for cases that received child support in the past 12 months (n=316).
e. Other income includes child support, unemployment benefits, alimony payments, or money from friends or relatives. Separate figures for
monthly child support payments were not gathered in the survey.

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