Understanding the AFDC/TANF Child-Only Caseload: Policies, Composition, and Characteristics in Three States. State TANF Policies Affecting Child-Only Caseloads


This section discusses the states' policies regarding sanctions, alien status, SSI, non-parental caregivers, and time limits focusing on how these policies impact child-only caseloads and how they were implemented in the three counties visited. In addition, all three states have developed other programs for relative caregivers who might otherwise apply for TANF assistance.