Iowa's Limited Benefit Plan. V. THE STATUS OF LBP CASES BEFORE AND AFTER BENEFIT TERMINATION

05/01/1997

This chapter presents findings from the LBP Survey regarding the status of LBP cases shortly before and shortly after the termination of cash benefits. Specifically, we consider the status of cases in the month prior to benefit termination and several months later in the interview month. All interviews were conducted during the LBP's six-month FIP ineligibility period, with 92 percent in LBP months nine through eleven, or two to four months after the first month of no cash benefits. Using descriptive analytic techniques, we examined the demographic and socioeconomic status of cases at these two points in time (the month prior to benefit termination and the interview month) in terms of household composition, housing situation, income, employment, government assistance, and support from family, friends, and community organizations.