2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hashmi
Adjust TANF Earned Income Disregard

Item 350 #5s

Item 350 #5s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $800,000 GF
FY2021 $0 FY2022 $8,808,000 NGF

Page 420, line 44, strike "$152,429,363" and insert "$162,037,363".

Page 424, after line 6, insert:

"W. The Department of Social Services shall adjust the income disregard for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families benefits to $250 plus 25 percent of the remainder of gross monthly income."


(This amendment provides $800,000 from the general fund and $8.8 million from federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant funds the second year to increase the current TANF earned income disregard, which is $167 plus 20 percent of the remainder of gross monthly income. This budget amendment seeks to adjust the disregard to $250 plus 25 percent, which will result in: 1) an increase in TANF assistance, 2) increased eligibility and 3) benefits reducing gradually as a family’s earnings rise to reduce the benefit cliff effect.)