2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sickles
Increase TANF Benefit Payments by Inflation Adjustment

Item 342 #4h

Item 342 #4h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 $15,800,000 NGF

Page 339, line 56, strike "$262,036,010" and insert "$277,836,010".

Page 342, line 13, after "2016", insert:

"and by 19.7 percent on July 1, 2017."


(This amendment adds $15.8 million in nongeneral funds the second year from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant to recover inflation over the last ten years for families participating in the TANF program. The current monthly TANF benefit averages $265 per month for a family. Since 1995, when TANF was created there have only been two increases in the benefit, the most recent was 2.5 percent on January 1, 2016.)