Iowa's Limited Benefit Plan. IV. THE SURVEY OF CASES WHOSE CASH ASSISTANCE WAS TERMINATED

05/01/1997

Chapter I identified three sets of objectives for the LBP Study. The second set of objectives represents the core of the study--that is, to describe the experiences of cases that lose cash assistance under the LBP and document their status shortly before and after the loss of cash assistance. DHS administrative files provide little information relevant to these objectives. The measures in these files are limited in both their content and timing; they provide only a small amount of information on client characteristics and no information on client perceptions or on the transitions that they may experience with the termination of cash assistance. To address these limitations, MPR and ISED designed and fielded a survey of welfare recipients who had had their FIP benefits terminated in month seven of the LBP and were in midst of the LBP's six-month FIP ineligibility period. This chapter describes the survey methodology, and the next two chapters present empirical findings from the survey.