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For every 100 poor families, just 25 received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in 2012

For every 100 poor families, just 25 received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in 2012, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). These cash assistance benefits dropped in purchasing power in 2013 and, says CBPP, have fallen to at least 20 percent below their 1996 inflation-adjusted levels in 37 states. 11/13/2013