Setting the Baseline: A Report on State Welfare Waivers. Table VI, Section 1115 Waivers Affecting Transitional Child Care and Medicaid

06/01/1997

State Transitional Child Care Transitional Medicaid Scope Waiver Dates
Arizona Extended to 24 months. Statewide

Start: 10/95

End: 9/02

California Available to families who become ineligible due to increased assets or income resulting from marriage or reuniting of spouses. Statewide

Start: 4/94

End: 9/97

Colorado N/A Waives quarterly reporting and requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Adams, El Paso, Jefferson, Logan and Mesa counties

Start: 4/94

End: 3/99

Connecticut Provided on a sliding-scale fee basis for as long as income remains below 75 percent of state median income. Provided to those who become employed within six months of losing AFDC eligibility for any reason. Extended to 24 months. Provided to those who become employed within 6 months of losing AFDC eligibility for any reason. Statewide

Start: 1/96

End: 12/03

Delaware Provided for an additional 12 months beyond the base 12 months for families with incomes below 155 percent of federal poverty level. Extended to 24 months for families with incomes under level established by state (not to exceed the federal poverty level). Statewide, after a phased implementation by county.

Start: 10/95

End: 9/02

Florida Provided for 24 months. Available to recipients who voluntarily leave AFDC due to increased earnings. A six- to 12-month transition benefit is available to those whose cases are closed due to time limit, and to recipients who voluntarily leave AFDC due to increased earnings. Initially in Escambia and Alachua cos. Expanded to Lee, Duval, Pinellas, St. Lucie, Orange and Volusia cos.

Start: 1/94

End: 12/01

Illinois Extended to 24 months. Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Homeless families in pilot program.

Start: 11/93

End: 10/97

Indiana Limited to a cumulative total of 12 months. Restricted to families whose income is less than 133 percent of the federal poverty line. N/A Statewide

Start: between 9/96 and 9/97

End: 4/02

Iowa Extended to 24 months. N/A Statewide

Start: 10/93

End: 9/98

Maine Expands eligibility for transitional child care and Medicaid to individuals who have received AFDC in one of the last three months prior to the first month of ineligibility due to employment from up-front job search activities. Statewide

Start: Between 6/96 and 6/97

Duration: 5 yrs

Maryland N/A Medicaid will be provided for 12 months without monthly reporting or income testing requirements. Statewide

Start: 10/96

End: 12/99

Massachusetts N/A Transitional Medicaid will automatically be extended from six months to 12 months, without income reporting, when benefits are canceled due to earnings. Statewide

Start: 11/95

End: 10/05

Minnesota Under Work First waiver, waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Clay and Carver counties

Start: between 10/96 and 10/97

Duration: 5 yrs

Mississippi Under Work First component, waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Adams, Harrison, Jones, Lee, Hinds, and Washington cos.

Start: 10/95

End: 9/00

Montana Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Recipients are eligible for TCC if income from any source results in AFDC ineligibility and they received aid for at least one month. To the extent that funding is available, child care will be provided for more than 12 months. Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Recipients are eligible if ineligibility is due to income from any source. A reduced Medicaid assistance package is provided to adult recipients after six months unless they are pregnant. Statewide

Start: 1/96

End: 12/03

Nebraska Under the time limited programs, extended to 24 months. Under the time limited programs, extended to 24 months. After six months, recipients may be required to pay for a portion of Medicaid premiums or to co-pay for care. Two counties in 1995; statewide in 1996

Start: 10/95

End: 9/02

New Hampshire N/A Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Statewide

Start: Between 7/96 and 7/97

Duration: 5 yrs

New Jersey N/A Transitional Medicaid is provided for 24 months. Quarterly reporting after six months is not required. Statewide

Start: 10/92

End: 9/97

Ohio Provides additional six months of transitional child care. N/A Ten counties. Implementation status unknown.
Oregon Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Up to 12 months of TCC may be provided to anyone who becomes employed after applying for or receiving AFDC and whose income is below a state-set ceiling. N/A Statewide

Start: 7/95

End: 6/00

Pennsylvania Child care providers will receive direct payments up to the local rate ceiling. Medicaid will be provided to families whose cases close because of earned income up to 235 percent of poverty. Transitional Medicaid for families whose cases close due to receipt of child support will be extended to 12 months. Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Lancaster County On hold by state.
South Carolina Provided for up to 24 months and without regard to requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months for families with income up to the federal poverty line. Benefits are only available to families who lose AFDC eligibility due to the time limit when they earn enough that they would have lost eligibility regardless. Provided for up to 24 months and without regard to requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months for families with income up to the federal poverty line. Benefits are only available to families who lose AFDC eligibility due to the time limit when they earn enough that they would have lost eligibility regardless. Continues Medicaid eligibility for up to 90 days after termination of AFDC benefits due to removal of child from home because of abuse or neglect, if recipient is participating in substance abuse treatment. Statewide

Start: 10/96

End: 9/03

Tennessee Provided for 18 months when caretaker is employed and income is below state-established level (60 percent of median income or higher). TCC is provided regardless of reason for case closure, except for non-cooperation with child support. Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Provided for 18 months. Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Statewide

Start: 9/96

End: 8/07

Texas 30 days of TCC will be available for job search purposes for individuals reaching the time limit. Up to eight weeks of TCC will be available to individuals who need to complete JOBS educational or training activities. Up to 12 months of TCC will be available to individuals who find jobs after exhausting time-limited benefits. N/A Statewide

Start: 6/96

End: 5/02

Utah Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. Former recipients are eligible for TCC and Medicaid if income from any source (not just earnings) results in AFDC ineligibility. Beaver, Cedar City, Kane, Kearns, Panguitch, St. George and Roosevelt offices.

Start: 1/93

End: 12/00

Vermont N/A Transitional Medicaid extended to 36 months as long as family income does not exceed 185 percent of the poverty line. Statewide

Start: 7/94

End: 6/02

Virginia TCC will be provided to families who reach the time limit for up to one year, if such assistance enables the participant to work. (Under pilot program, provides up to 36 months of benefits so long as income is below 150 percent of the federal poverty level, recipients are working at least 30 hours per week, and no other resources for these support services are available.) Up to a 12 month transitional Medicaid benefit will be provided to families who lose AFDC eligibility for reasons other than earnings, so long as the quarterly income is less than 185 percent of the federal poverty line. Medicaid benefits will be provided without regard to the requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months. (Under pilot program, provides up to 36 months of benefits so long as income is below 150 percent of the poverty level and recipients are working at least 30 hours per week.)

Statewide; time-limits will be phased in geographically over four years.

 

Pilot program is limited to selected sites.

Start: 7/95

End: 6/03

 

Pilot program began 7/94 and will last four years.

Wisconsin Limits transitional benefits to a cumulative total of 12 months during a 48-month period that begins with entry into the time-limited program. Waives requirement that recipients have received AFDC for three of six months if benefits are terminated because of time limit or employment. Fond du Lac and Pierce Counties.

Start: 1/95

End: 12/05