2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Committee Approved)

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Increase TANF Benefits Five Percent

Item 350 #4h

Item 350 #4h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 $0 FY2022 $335,238 GF
FY2021 $0 FY2022 $3,829,406 NGF

Page 420, line 44, strike "$152,429,363" and insert "$156,594,007".

Page 423, line 6, after "July 1, 2020", insert:

"and five percent effective July 1, 2021."


(This amendment provides $335.238 from the general fund and $3.8 million from nongeneral funds the second year to increase Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) benefits by five percent. The General Assembly provided a 15 percent increase beginning July 1, 2020, bringing the average monthly payment for a TANF family to $361. The general fund reflects the increase for the TANF Unemployed Parent program which is state-funded.)