Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Thirteenth Report to Congress. Table TANF 8. AFDC/TANF Benefits by State: Selected Fiscal Years 1978 – 2011 [In millions of dollars]

03/01/2014

  1978 1986 1988 1990 1994 1998 2000 2005 2010 2011
United States $10,621 $15,236 $16,663 $18,543 $22,798 $14,614 $11,180 $10,739 $10,785 $9,673
Alabama $78 $68 $62 $62 $92 $44 $36 $47 $49 $54
Alaska 17 46 54 60 113 77 55 41 40 41
Arizona 30 79 103 138 266 145 107 160 105 87
Arkansas 51 48 53 57 57 26 34 18 16 16
California 1,813 3,574 4,091 4,955 6,088 4,128 3,643 3,504 3,971 3,741
Colorado 74 107 125 137 158 80 48 75 71 78
Connecticut 168 223 218 295 397 305 166 126 93 90
Delaware 28 25 24 29 40 24 20 19 13 27
Dist. of Columbia 91 77 76 84 126 97 72 66 53 67
Florida 145 261 318 418 806 357 234 184 187 172
Georgia 103 223 266 321 428 313 180 117 48 51
Hawaii 83 73 77 99 163 153 141 82 73 74
Idaho 21 19 19 20 30 6 3 7 6 5
Illinois 699 886 815 839 914 771 269 122 72 106
Indiana 118 148 167 170 228 104 87 113 92 72
Iowa 107 170 155 152 169 104 79 76 70 69
Kansas 73 91 97 105 123 41 43 65 50 56
Kentucky 122 104 143 179 198 147 104 105 130 105
Louisiana 97 162 182 188 168 103 58 51 41 83
Maine 51 84 80 101 108 80 73 90 98 102
Maryland 166 250 250 296 314 192 196 124 124 89
Massachusetts 476 471 558 630 730 442 336 332 337 337
Michigan 780 1,248 1,231 1,211 1,132 589 386 412 546 186
Minnesota 164 322 338 355 379 276 193 137 96 95
Mississippi 33 74 85 86 82 60 18 27 20 20
Missouri 152 209 215 228 287 180 139 125 113 98
Montana 15 37 41 40 49 30 21 20 18 17
Nebraska 38 62 56 59 62 41 41 54 35 31
Nevada 8 16 20 27 48 39 28 33 42 45
New Hampshire 21 20 21 32 62 39 32 35 44 43
New Jersey 489 509 459 451 531 372 222 441 266 235
New Mexico 32 51 56 61 144 104 113 75 96 81
New York 1,689 2,099 2,140 2,259 2,913 2,149 1,554 1,762 1,668 1,444
North Carolina 138 138 206 247 353 211 140 108 75 58
North Dakota 14 20 22 24 26 22 12 11 8 7
Ohio 441 804 805 877 1,016 546 368 316 506 440
Oklahoma 74 100 119 132 165 72 78 33 24 22
Oregon 148 120 128 145 197 141 34 105 208 168
Pennsylvania 726 389 747 798 935 523 573 407 202 189
Rhode Island 59 79 82 99 136 117 105 72 40 36
South Carolina 52 103 91 96 115 52 91 73 46 37
South Dakota 18 15 21 22 25 14 10 12 16 15
Tennessee 77 100 125 168 215 108 146 121 134 131
Texas 122 281 344 416 544 315 248 181 107 104
Utah 41 55 61 64 77 50 40 45 37 31
Vermont 21 40 40 48 65 47 39 36 17 17
Virginia 136 179 169 177 253 123 186 143 123 120
Washington 175 375 401 438 610 450 312 262 373 307
West Virginia 53 109 107 110 126 52 49 43 43 34
Wisconsin 260 444 506 440 425 145 7 115 130 128
Wyoming 6 16 19 19 21 7 9 7 11 14

Note: Benefits refers to total cash benefits paid, (see Table TANF 4) but does not include emergency assistance or contingency fund payments.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Program Support, Office of Management Services, ACF-196 TANF Report and ACF-231 AFDC Line by Line Report; www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/resource/tanf-financial-data-fy-2011.

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