2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Increase TANF Benefits by Five Percent

Item 340 #1s

Item 340 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $300,000 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $3,200,000 NGF

Page 375, line 5, strike "$276,021,073" and insert "$279,521,073".

Page 377, after line 42, insert:

"R.  The Department of Social Services shall increase the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash benefits by five percent effective July 1, 2019."


(This amendment provides $300,000 from the general fund and $3.2 million from nongeneral funds the second year to increase Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits by five percent. The last increase in benefits was a 2.5 percent increase in July 2017. The average monthly payment for a TANF family is $314. The general fund reflects the increase for the TANF Unemployed Parent program which is state-funded.)