Understanding the AFDC/TANF Child-Only Caseload: Policies, Composition, and Characteristics in Three States. What are State Policies and Pactices Regarding Child-Only Cases?


HHS was interested in learning about state policies enacted with regard to child-only cases. Additionally, the implementation of these policies is important as well. TLG conducted interviews with state officials in California, Florida, and Missouri, and administrators and eligibility workers in Alameda, Duval, and Jackson counties. The focus of the interviews was to understand state policy choices, operational practices, and perspectives on trends and changes in the TANF child-only population. Results from these interviews are summarized in Chapter 2.