It’s Time for TANF to Change with the Times!

In all states, TANF maximum benefit levels for a family of three are less — sometimes much less — than half of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and most states have not adjusted benefits upwards enough to keep pace with inflation.  And in more than one-third of states, TANF benefit levels (without regard to inflation) are the same as or lower than they were in 1996.   Read the CBPP’s report. 11/02/2010