2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marsden
Increase TANF Benefit

Item 342 #1s

Item 342 #1s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2017 $8,862,661 FY2018 $9,748,927 NGF

Page 296, line 31, strike "$270,568,621" and insert "$279,431,282".
Page 296, line 31, strike "$270,510,009" and insert "$280,258,936".

Page 298, after line 27, insert:

"M.  The Department of Social Services shall increase the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash benefits by 10 percent on July 1, 2016 and an additional 10 percent on July 1, 2017."


(This amendment increases the cash benefit for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program by 10 percent each year. The current monthly TANF benefit averages $259 per month for a family. Since 1995 when TANF was created there have only been two increase in the benefit, the most recent was 2.5 percent on January 1, 2016. The funding is from the federal TANF block grant.)