Since the Recession Began in December 2007, Caseloads have Increased 48% in Food Stamps But Just 12% in TANF

Since the Recession Began in December 2007, Caseloads have Increased 48% in Food Stamps But Just 12% in TANF

Date: 
May 1, 2010

The number of families receiving TANF has increased just 12% since the recession began in December 2007. By contrast, the number of households receiving Food Stamp benefits increased 48% from December 2007 to February 2010. These figures underscore the urgent need for federal action to make TANF more accessible and responsive.

Author(s): 
Tim Casey

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