1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bloxom
Co-Patron(s): Rhodes
TANF Benefit Increase

Item 399 #2h

Item 399 #2h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY1999 $0 FY2000 $600,000 NGF

Page 301, line 2, strike "$148,623,470" and insert "$149,223,470".
Page 303, after line 14, insert:
"G. Out of the amount for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), $600,000 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be provided to increase cash benefits by 10 percent for recipients who are exempt from participation in the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare."

(This amendment provides funding from a portion of the unspent balance in the federal TANF block grant for increases in cash assistance payments to TANF recipients who are not expected to work. There has been no cost of living adjustment to welfare benefit payments since 1985.)