Brief TANF Income Eligibility Thresholds
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A wide variation exists across states in the maximum amount of earnings that a family can have and still be eligible for cash assistance. States' "initial eligibility thresholds" are shown in this fast fact. Nationally, the initial earned income thresholds for a family of three as of July 2002 averaged $768 a month.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State programs, budgets