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STATEPromising Policies
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TANF family or child-only grantsTANF family grants -- Age of Child Exemptions/ExtensionsTANF family grants -- Age of Caregiver Exemptions/ExtensionsTANF family grants -- Caring for Ill or Incapacitated Unit Member Exemptions/ExtensionsTANF family grants
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Include adults with a family-like relationship on the grants* make clear that failure to cooperate with child support enforcement will not affect TANF eligibilitywork-related exemption: caring for child under X months (when child care not guaranteed)time limit exemption: assistance unit exempt for months in which the head was caring for a child under X monthstime limit extension: assistance extended to assistance unit for months in which the head was caring for a child under X monthswork-related exemption: person age X or oldertime limit exemption: assistance unit exempt for months in which the head was age X years or oldertime limit extension: assistance extended to unit for months in which the head was age X years or olderwork-related exemption - when caring for an ill or incapacitated unit membertime-limit exemption: assistance unit exempt for months in which the head was caring for an ill or incapacitated unit membertime-limit extension: assistance extended to unit for months in which the head was caring for an ill or incapacitated unit memberAsset limits for "elderly"
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Alabama - AL72 monthsyesyes
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Alaska - AK 72 monthsyes, If the incapacitated person is an adult, the caretaker is exempt only if providing 24 hour care and related to that adult..yes3,000
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Arizona - AZ
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Arkansas - AR 12 months3 months3 months if have child care. If no child care, parents caring for children less than 12 months old receive the extension.6060yesyesyes
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California - CA24 months6060yesyesyes3,000
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Colorado - CO X72 monthsyes
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Connecticut - CT12 months12 months6060yesyes
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Delaware - DE yesyes
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District of Columbia - DC
X72 months3 months12 months6060yesyesyes$3,000 & Individual Development Account (IDA) for retirement savings
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Florida - FL 3 monthsyes
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Georgia - GAyesyes
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Hawaii - HI X6 months6565yesyes
IDA for retirement savings
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Idaho - ID 72 monthsyes
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Illinois - IL 6060yesyes
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Indiana - IN6060yes
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Iowa - IA yes
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Kansas - KSunits in the Grandparents as Caregivers program are exempt from all work requirementsunits in the Grandparents as Caregivers program are exempt from all work requirementsunits in the Grandparents as Caregivers program are exempt from all work requirementsyes
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Kentucky - KY72 months6060yesyes
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Louisiana - LA 6060yesyes
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Maine - ME12 monthsyes
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Maryland - MDyes
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Massachusetts - MA 6060
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Michigan - MI 65yes
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Minnesota - MNyes
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Mississippi - MS 6060yes
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Missouri - MO 6060yesyes
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Montana - MT yes
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Nebraska - NE5 months6565yes
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Nevada - NV 72 months12 months6060yesyes
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New Hampshire - NHyesyes
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New Jersey - NJ3 months6262yesyes
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New Mexico - NM 6 months606060yesyes
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New York - NY 72 months6060yesyes3,000
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North Carolina - NC yesyes
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North Dakota - ND 656560yes
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Ohio - OHyes
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Oklahoma - OK yesyes
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Oregon - OR6060yesyes
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Pennsylvania - PA12 months Recipients caring for children under 6 years old may also receive an extension if an alternative child care arrangement is unavailable.yesyes
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Rhode Island - RI yesyes
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South Carolina - SC
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South Dakota - SD yesyes
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Tennessee656565yesyes
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Texas - TX6060yesyes
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Utah - UTyesyes
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Vermont - VTXRecipients who reach the 60-month federal time limit are placed in a solely state-funded program.6060Recipients who reach the 60-month federal time limit are placed in a solely state-funded program.yesRecipients who reach the 60-month federal time limit are placed in a solely state-funded program.
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Virginia - VA 6060yesyes
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Washington - WAXAfter 60 months of assistance, households exempt from work requirements or experiencing documented hardship may continue to receive benefits at the same level. 5555After 60 months of assistance, households exempt from work requirements or experiencing documented hardship may continue to receive benefits at the same level.yesAfter 60 months of assistance, households exempt from work requirements or experiencing documented hardship may continue to receive benefits at the same level.
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West Virginia - WV72 monthsyesyes
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Wisconsin - WIyes
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Wyoming - WY6 months6565yes
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*without limitation of legal custody/guardianship, crisis or child welfare placement
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Source: Urban Institute Welfare Rules Database and Databook, 2011. see http://anfdata.urban.org/wrd/databook.cfm
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