State Implementation of Major Changes to Welfare Policies, 1992 - 1998. Table W-1. Termination/reduction time limits

08/03/1999

Table W-1

Approval and Implementation Dates of Termination/Reduction Time Limits, 1992 – 1998

  AFDC TANF TANF Policy
  Termination/Reduction Time Limit Implementation Time Limit Benefit Reduction Benefit Termination
State Approved Implemented Official Actual
Alabama     11-15-96   60 months - termination
Alaska     7-1-97   60 months - termination
Arizona 5-22-95 11-1-95 10-1-96   24 out of 60 24 60
Arkansas     7-1-97   24 months - termination
California     11-26-96 1-1-98 60 months reduction -
Colorado     7-1-97   60 months - termination
Connecticut 12-18-95 1-1-96 10-1-96   21 months - termination
Delaware 5-8-95 -- (1) 3-10-97   48 months - termination
DC     3-1-97   60 months - termination
Florida   -- (2) 10-1-96   24 out of 60 - termination
Georgia     1-1-97   60 months - termination
Hawaii 8-16-96 2-1-97 7-1-97   60 months - termination
Idaho     7-1-97   24 months - termination
Illinois -- (3) 2-1-96 7-1-97   24/24off/60 - termination
Indiana 12-15-94 -- (4) 10-1-96   60 months 24 6
Iowa 8-13-93 10-1-93 1-1-97   individualized - termination
Kansas     10-1-96   60 months - termination
Kentucky     10-18-96   60 months - termination
Louisiana     1-1-97   24 out of 60 - termination
Maine     11-1-96   60 months - termination
Maryland     12-9-96   60 months reduction -
Massachusetts     9-30-96   24 out of 60 - termination
Michigan     9-30-96   none - -
Minnesota     7-1-97   60 months - termination
Mississippi     10-1-96 7-1-97 60 months - termination
Missouri     12-1-96   60 months - termination
Montana     2-1-97   60 months - termination
Nebraska 2-27-95 -- (5) 12-1-96   24 out of 48 - termination
Nevada     12-3-96   24/12off/60 - termination
New Hampshire     10-1-96   60 months - termination
New Jersey     2-1-97 7-1-97 60 months - termination
New Mexico     7-1-97   36 months - termination
New York     12-2-96 11-1-97 60 months - termination
North Carolina 2-5-96 7-1-96 1-1-97   60 months - termination
North Dakota     7-1-97   60 months - termination
Ohio 3-13-96   10-1-96   60 months - termination
Oklahoma     10-1-96   60 months - termination
Oregon 3-28-96 7-1-96 10-1-96   24 out of 84 - termination
Pennsylvania     3-3-97   60 months - termination
Rhode Island     5-1-97   60 months reduction -
South Carolina 5-3-96   10-12-96   24/120/60 - termination
South Dakota     12-1-96   60 months - termination
Tennessee 7-25-96 -- (6) 10-1-96   18/3off/60 - termination
Texas 3-22-96 -- (7) 11-5-96   60 months 12/24/36 termination
Utah     10-1-96   36 months - termination
Vermont     9-20-96   none - -
Virginia 7-1-95 -- (8) 2-1-97   24/2-3yrs. - termination
Washington 9-29-95 1-1-96 1-10-97   60 months - termination
West Virginia     1-11-97   60 months - termination
Wisconsin     9-30-96 9-1-97 60 months - termination
Wyoming     1-1-97   60 months - termination
Note:  Implementation dates are arbitrarily stated as of the first of the month absent specific information to the contrary.  The "actual" dates for TANF implementation are based on communications from Urban Institute staff.

Source:  Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Setting the Baseline:  A Report on State Welfare Waivers and other unpublished documents.

 

FOOTNOTES

1.  Delaware began implementation of its termination time limit, JOBS exemptions, and JOBS sanctions policy with a small number of cases in October 1995; these became universal in March 1997.

2.  Florida began to implement its "Family Transition Project" in two counties in February 1994; non-exempt applicants or recipients limited to 36 months of benefits in a 72 month period or 24 months of benefits in a 60 month period depending on education and work history.

3.  Illinois' termination time limit policy, approved September 30, 1995, was not included in the set of waivers presented in the original 1997 CEA analysis due to its limited scope. The time lime applies only to cases where the youngest child is at least 13 years of age and only those months without any earnings counted towards the time limit.

4.  Indiana began implementation of its 24-month time limit policy for "job-ready" non-exempt cases in July 1995; beginning May 1997 the 24-month time limit was expanded to all non-exempt cases.

5.  Nebraska began to implement its "Welfare Reform Demonstration Project" in eight counties in October 1995 which included a time limit of 24 months of benefits in a 48 month period.

6.  Tennessee's time limit was phased in over a six month period beginning October 1996.

7.  Texas' 12, 24, or 36 month time limit began in one county in June 1996 and was expanded to the entire state by September 1997. The federal 60 month time limit was imposed beginning November 1996.

8.  Virginia's termination time limit began in five counties in July 1995 and was expanded to the entire state by October 1997.

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