Family assistance

These benefits were payments to low-income families under the State-administered Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and emergency assistance programs that received Federal matching funds. During 1997, these programs were superseded by the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

The state estimates through 1996 were based on unpublished quarterly data for these payments from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Department of Health and Human Services. The state estimates for AFDC and emergency assistance for 1997 were based on ACF unpublished data for the Federal grants to the states for fiscal year 1997. These data were adjusted to reflect (1) the number of months during calendar year 1997 that the AFDC and emergency assistance programs were in operation in each state, and (2) the fund matching percentage that was required of each state. The state estimates of the TANF payments for 1997 through 2001 were based on fiscal year direct data from the ACF Web site.

Related Data Tables

For estimates relating to Family assistance please see the following tables

  • In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA35
  • In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA35