2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Krizek
Increase TANF Benefit Payments by 10%

Item 342 #5h

Item 342 #5h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2017 $0 FY2018 $4,462,661 NGF

Page 339, line 56, strike "$262,036,010" and insert "$266,498,671".

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

"and by 10 percent on July 1, 2017."


(This amendment adds $4.5 million the second year from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant to increase the cash benefit for families participating in the TANF program by 10 percent in fiscal year 2017. 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.)