Aid to Families with Dependent Children


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Related to Aid to Families with Dependent Children: AFDC/TANF, TANF

Aid to Families with Dependent Children

A former social program in the United States that provided financial aid to low-income persons with children or other dependents. Aid to Families with Dependent Children is what most people in the U.S. called "welfare." Critics claimed the system was abused easily and created a culture of dependency. Proponents argued the program assisted the people who needed it most. It was replaced by Temporary Aid to Needy Families in 1996. See also: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act.
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Catholic social teaching holds that the poor, especially children, have a moral claim on the resources of the community needed to secure the necessities of life," he wrote, noting that Aid to Families with Dependent Children has served as the vehicle for honoring that claim.
Most commentators refer to the Family Support Act of 1988 as the turning point in work requirements for women on Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
He cites, for example, substantial cuts during the 1980s in compensatory education programs, increased limits on deductions for child care, greater restrictions on earned income in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, tighter eligibility requirements in school lunch and food stamp programs.
Only 30% knew about WIC (Women-Infants-Children), a program that provides supplemental food, and only half knew about Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
And because they are more likely than the urban poor to be living in married-couple families, they are often ineligible for the major welfare program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, says O'Hare.
Ffrom the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, recipients of Aid to FAmilies with Dependent Children (AFDC) were typically on the welfare rolls for less than four years, say the researchers.
Since 1996, eligibility for IV-E has been tied to a program that no longer exists, Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
Disaster recovery grants will not affect any recipients eligibility for Medicaid, welfare assistance, food stamps or Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
5 million children in 1994, the number of children living in families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families payments fell to 3.
9) Also covered are those who would have been eligible for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) at the time welfare reform took effect (July 16, 1996).
At issue is Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), the program that replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children and the lob Opportunities and Basic Skills Training programs after the 1996 welfare reform.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 ended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program and created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant to states.