Formal Diversion Program

Brief

Formal Diversion Program

October 20, 2004

Abstract

Over half of all states help families' weather short-term financial crisis with diversion payments. This fast fact illustrates how, as of 2002, the payment amount varies greatly across states, as does the number of times a family can receive such support. Accepting a diversion payment generally bars the family from applying for monthly TANF benefits for a specific period of time.

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