State Implementation of Major Changes to Welfare Policies, 1992 - 1998. Table W-5. Family caps

08/03/1999

Table W-5

Approval and Implementation Dates of Family Caps, 1992 – 1998

  Family Cap TANF Implementation TANF Policy
State Approved Implemented Official Actual No Increase for Additional Children Partial Increase for Additional Children Increase in the Form of a Voucher Increase Paid to Third Party
Alabama     11-15-96   - - - -
Alaska     7-1-97   - - - -
Arizona 5-22-95 11-1-95 10-1-96   x - - -
Arkansas 4-5-94 7-1-94 7-1-97   X - - -
California 8-19-96 (1) 9-1-97 11-26-96 1-1-98 X - - -
Colorado     7-1-97   - - - -
Connecticut 12-18-95 1-1-96 10-1-96   - X - -
Delaware 5-8-95 -- (2) 3-10-97   X - - -
DC     3-1-97   - - - -
Florida 6-26-96   10-1-96   - X - -
Georgia 11-1-93 1-1-94 1-1-97   X - - -
Hawaii     7-1-97   - - - -
Idaho     7-1-97   X - - -
Illinois 9-30-95 12-1-95 7-1-97   X - - -
Indiana 12-15-94 5-1-95 10-1-96   X - - -
Iowa     1-1-97   - - - -
Kansas     10-1-96   - - - -
Kentucky     10-18-96   - - - -
Louisiana     1-1-97   - - - -
Maine     11-1-96   - - - -
Maryland 8-14-95 3-1-96 12-9-96   - - - X
Massachusetts 8-4-95 11-1-95 9-30-96   X - - -
Michigan     9-30-96   - - - -
Minnesota     7-1-97   - - - -
Mississippi 9-1-95 10-1-95 10-1-96 7-1-97 X - - -
Missouri     12-1-96   - - - -
Montana     2-1-97   - - - -
Nebraska 2-27-95 11-1-96 (3) 12-1-96   X - - -
Nevada     12-3-96   - - - -
New     10-1-96   - - - -
New Jersey 7-1-92 10-1-92 2-1-97 7-1-97 X - - -
New Mexico     7-1-97   - - - -
New York     12-2-96 11-1-97 - - - -
North Carolina 2-5-96 7-1-96 1-1-97   X - - -
North Dakota     7-1-97   X - - -
Ohio     10-1-96   - - - -
Oklahoma     10-1-96   - - X -
Oregon     10-1-96   - - - -
Pennsylvania     3-3-97   - - - -
Rhode Island     5-1-97   - - - -
South Carolina 5-3-96   10-12-96   - - X -
South Dakota     12-1-96   - - - -
Tennessee 7-25-96 -- (4) 10-1-96   X - - -
Texas     11-5-96   - - - -
Utah     10-1-96   - - - -
Vermont     9-20-96   - - - -
Virginia 7-1-95 7-1-95 2-1-97   X - - -
Washington     1-10-97   - - - -
West Virginia     1-11-97   - - - -
Wisconsin 6-24-94 1-1-96 9-30-96 9-1-97 X - - -
Wyoming     1-1-97   - - - -
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 family cap policies with a small number of cases in October 1995; these became universal in March 1997.

2.  Tennessee's family cap was phased in over a six month period beginning September 1996.

3. Nebraska began to implement its family cap in five coutnies in October 1995 and expanded it statewide within a year

4.  Tennessee's family cap was phased in over a six month period beginning September 1996.

 

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