TANF caseload out of whack with economy

Legal Momentum looks at the latest TANF caseload data in terms of the ecomony and other benefits programs. It’s conclusion? Not keeping pace. TANF increased only 6.6% over the first nineteen months of the
recession. This was far less than the increase in the real need for assistance implied by the increase over this same period of 27.4% in Food Stamp recipients and of 80% in the unemployment rate. California accounted for 3.2 of the 6.6% increase.