Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

What is Temporary Assistance to Needy Families?

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families meaning Time-limited public assistance payments made to families based on financial need under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act. TANF replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC– otherwise known as welfare) when the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was signed into law in 1996.

 

reference: California Department of Child Services

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