Brief State Time Limit Policies
Urban Institute
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As of 2002, 26 states adopted the 60-month time limit on receipt of cash assistance established by the 1996 federal welfare reform law. This fast fact shows that seven states adopted shorter lifetime limits; six continue payments after recipients hit the 60 months. Further, states vary on how benefits may be interrupted or limited prior to reaching the time limit.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State programs, budgets