Welfare reform and public assistance for AFDC recipients in Alaska by Alaska. Division of Audit and Management Services.

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Published by State of Alaska, Office of Management and Budget in [Juneau, Alaska] .

Written in English

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  • Aid to families with dependent children programs -- Alaska.

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StatementDivision of Audit and Management Services.
SeriesOMB staff papers and reports
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LC ClassificationsHV699.3.A4 A42 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 60 p. :
Number of Pages60
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Open LibraryOL1668568M
LC Control Number91621245

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The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of (PRWORA) is a United States federal law passed by the th United States Congress and signed into law by President Bill bill implemented major changes to U.S.

social welfare policy, replacing the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF Enacted by: the th United States Congress. tation of the Alaska Temporary Assistance program, Alaska’s version of TANF.

Stud-ies of this type (commonly called welfare “leaver” studies) are underway in many of the states. In general, leaver studies are designed to document the outcomes of families that left the welfare rolls after the states’ implementation of welfare reform. The. Automatic six month extension for all Public Assistance programs For more information, please see DPA Director Shawnda O’Brien’s letter to DPA recipients.

Ap - The division recently received approval from the federal Food and Nutrition Service to issue emergency allotments for the April and May benefit months. In a recent book, I examine social welfare policy developments in the U.S. over a year period from the New Deal to the reforms. Findings reveal that U.S.

welfare. As a template, Republicans will use the original welfare-reform bill: the law that created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, program, which changed the financing and.

The Alaska Division of Public Assistance administers the Heating Assistance Program to assist low-income households with their home energy costs. (CMS) Medicare Medicaid is a health insurance program for specified low-income target groups in Alaska. Potential recipients include children, pregnant women, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and.

The latter group was given public service employment in workhouses. Throughout the 's welfare history continued when there were attempts to reform how the government dealt with the poor. Some changes tried to help the poor move to work rather than continuing to need assistance.

Welfare reform proponents further argued AFDC had entrenched generational poverty and created a culture of dependency that discouraged welfare recipients from finding self-affirming employment.

Historically, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is probably the program that has most frequently been called welfare, as it was created in the famous “welfare reform” of As a result of that reform, the program today is much smaller than its predecessor, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and it only served million.

Anywhere from 17 to 40 percent of mothers with minor children receive welfare benefits, and 17 to 25 percent of wives who divorce after two to eight years of marriage receive AFDC benefits (Aid to Families with Dependent Children, now called TANF, or Temporary Assistance.

Figure TANF 1. AFDC/TANF Families Receiving Income Assistance. Note: “Basic Families” are single-parent families and “UP Families” are two-parent cases receiving benefits under AFDC Unemployed Parent programs that operated in certain states before FY and in all states after October 1, The AFDC Basic and UP programs were replaced by TANF as of July 1, under the Personal.

CHAPTER 7 COMPARING THE NEW (TANF) WITH THE OLD (AFDC) The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA; PL ), the welfare-reform law enacted inended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program and replaced it with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

public sector jobs, the administration proposes to phase in this program among AFDC recipients. The requirements will apply to all women born afterwhich means that only younger AFDC recipients must participate in the early years of the program.

Clinton's plan is a middle route among a number of competing welfare reform bill before Congress. The following tables and figures present data on caseloads, expenditures, and recipient characteristics of the AFDC and TANF programs.

Trends in national caseloads and expenditures are shown in Figures TANF 1 and TANF 2, and the first set of tables (Tables TANF 1 through 6). These are followed by information on characteristics of AFDC/TANF families (Table TANF 7)27 and a.

Welfare Reform Status Report 26% (June June 99) Page 2 SECOND YEAR STATISTICS Two years of welfare reformHighlights from the first two in Alaska have brought saved over $41 million in some remarkable achieve-ments.

The new rules under welfare reform, the commitment of state public assistance work-ers and community contrac. Welfare is a type of government support intended to ensure that members of a society can meet basic human needs such as food and shelter.

Social security may either be synonymous with welfare, or refer specifically to social insurance programs, which provide support only to those who have previously contributed (e.g. most pension systems), as opposed to social assistance programs, which.

A federal program of financial assistance to low income families that began infollowing a pass of new welfare legislation. Differences between AFDC and TANF- Limit on government expenditures AFDC: Government expenditures are unlimited because AFDC was an entitlement.

In Hawaii, Alaska, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, welfare actually pays more than a $an-hour job-or /2 times the minimum wage. In eight states, welfare pays more than the national average first-year salary for a teacher.

The Federal Parent Locator Service was made more accessible and effective in locating absent parents. Sunset provisions were included in the extension of Medicaid eligibility and Federal tax offsets for non-AFDC families.

Public Law 98–, the Tax Reform Act ofincluded two tax provisions pertaining to alimony and child support. Alaska has highest rate of welfare recipients in the U.S., Census says also saw an increase in public assistance recipients, though none have a higher percentage of recipients than Alaska.

Work requirements for cash assistance recipients fueled a rise in deep poverty. TANF has provided basic cash assistance to fewer and fewer eligible families over time. Over the last two decades, the national TANF average monthly caseload has fallen by almost two-thirds — from million families in to million families in The repercussions of welfare reform' cannot be easily determined.

On the surface, welfare reform seeks to teach parents lessons about indepen-dence, hard work, and the value of marriage. Having learned such values, the children of former welfare recipients, removed from the harmful influ.

Welfare Reform: Implications and Alternatives Neil Gilberl INTRODUCTION Although the details remain unsettled, a blueprint of the Congressional proposal for reform of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program was included in the Budget Reconciliation Bill (vetoed by the President).

AFDC recipients lived in public housing, and Public assistance and decennial census data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are used to examine whether welfare payments provide an.

III. The Catalyst of Welfare Reform ­ AFDC's Growth. In the quarter century after the Social Security Act's enactment, growth in the national income security system was largely confined to the upper tier social insurance programs. However, around AFDC began growing far faster than population.

AFDC program, requiring many welfare recipients to find and keep a job. Yelowitz studied those most likely to be affected by welfare reform, a sample consisting of working-age female household heads with at least one child present. A substantial fraction of working-age females (70%) participated in the labor force (as either employed or seeking.

There are many people in the USA would could use this public assistance program and are denied for hideous reasons. AFDC: (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) The Welfare System Problem Statement Despite the phenomenal growth in the national economy during the past three decades, dependence on all welfare programs increased dramatically.

Under the welfare-to-work model currently used across the country, single moms can gain access to maternal health services, child care assistance, food stamps, affordable housing, temporary cash. Welfare reform is now one year old, and while early results are encouraging, the ultimate success of the pro-gram has yet to be shown.

Governor Tony Knowles signed the Alaska Tempo-rary Assistance Program (ATAP or Temporary Assis-tance) into law in June of That same year, President Clinton signed federal welfare reform law. In slightly exaggerated form, this is Senator Moynihan's argument: AFDC and dozens of other welfare programs - Medicaid, food stamps, energy assistance, and public housing - reward single.

welfare family cap policies; state. special treatment of additional children. special treatment if child is born more than x months after case opening. increase in cash benefit for additional child (and special provisions) special treatment discontinued if case is closed x months.

notes. alabama. no alaska. no arizona. yes. none. nate in the welfare reform. Aid to Dependent Children (later renamed Aid to Families with Dependent Children, [AFDC]) began as a New Deal-era program of public assistance for poor single mothers with children.

Federal support for local programs requiring work of some recipients. Alaska's TANF program is called the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP). In June the state welfare recipients.

State expenditures on the TANF program in FY totaled $44, In DecemberSocial Security benefits were paid to 56, Alaskans. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant. This had two major effects. First, it gave states much more discretion over program design.

TANF is not a federal welfare program, but a funding stream that the states can use (with restrictions). AFDC was a cash assistance program with a variety of eligibility and payout rules. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a welfare program that replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children ineliminating the entitlement status of welfare, shifting implementation of the policy to the states, and introducing several new restrictions on receiving aid.

When President Bill Clinton promised to “end welfare as we know it” in the early s, everyone knew that he meant AFDC. “Welfare” had become a code word for public assistance given mainly to unmarried mothers, mostly young women of color. Few terms evoked as much hostility among Americans as “welfare.”.

This book contains 10 papers on three key questions regarding the effects of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), which ended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program: why welfare caseloads are falling; how welfare recipients are faring; and how the states are responding to changing conditions.

Work for Welfare, a county pilot program begun in Octoberrequires able-bodied AFDC recipients who have received cash assistance for 24 of the last 36 months to work 20 hours per month.

Non-custodial parents of AFDC children who are at least two months behind in child support payments may also be required to PEACH Program. In New York, in June, public assistance recipients were subject to the work requirements; 3, or %, participated in some form of education or training.

This despite the fact that research consistently demonstrates that virtually every increment of additional education improves employability, job retention and compensation. This poster was part of trio highlighting the programs under the Social Security Act of This poster is a reminder that the Aid to Dependent Children program (aka AFDC) was an original program under Title IV of the Social Security Act, until it was repealed in as part of “welfare reform.”.

Children (AFDC) program fails to provide for all children and single mothers in need of public assistance. Previous attempts to "reform" the welfare system have been unsuccessful. However, in the time when the poor's right for social welfare is increasingly threatened, ideas for welfare reform .primary intent of the welfare reform legislation is to transform cash public assistance to poor families into a system of work.

Prior to block grants, federal funds allocated to employment-related ser-vices for welfare recipients were kept separate from the funds going to Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) cash benefits.The public policy that I chose was The Entitlement Society and Corporate Welfare or the welfare system.

Federally funded and governed US welfare began in the 's during the Great Depression. The US government responded to the overwhelming number of families and individuals in need of aid by creating a welfare program that would give assistance to those who had little or no income.

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