2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Krizek
Co-Patron(s): Plum, Sickles, Watts
Increase TANF Benefit by 10%

Item 340 #6h

Item 340 #6h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $6,570,620 FY2020 $6,570,620 NGF

Page 304, line 18, strike "$240,021,619" and insert "$246,592,239".
Page 304, line 18, strike "$232,389,452" and insert "$238,960,072".

Page 306, after line 23, insert:

"L.  The Department of Social Services shall increase the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash benefits by 10 percent on July 1, 2018."


(This amendment increases the cash benefit for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program by 10 percent on July 1, 2018. The current monthly TANF benefit averages $347 per month per case. Since 1995 when TANF was created, there have been three direct increases in the benefit, the most recent was a 2.5 percent increase on July 1, 2016. However, TANF benefits also increased in certain localities when those localities were reclassifed from Level 1 to Level 2 on July 1, 2017. The funding is from the federal TANF block grant.)