This indicator reports the number of children under the age of 18 that were receiving basic cash assistance through the Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) program.
The total unduplicated number of children under age 18 receiving Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) benefits at any point in the year in a town or county within Connecticut. Eligible children include those in families whose parent(s) is enrolled in the employment-focused, time-limited assistance program (Jobs First); has received an extension from the Jobs First program; or is exempt from the Jobs First program. Exemption can be obtained if the adult is a parent who is incapacitated, is taking care of an incapacitated family member, or is a non-parent caregiver not receiving assistance.
and percentages of children receiving TFA were obtained from the Connecticut
Department of Social Services. Counts under 6 - excluding 0 - were suppressed.
Connecticut Department of Social Services, unpublished data, SFY 2013, 2015.
Connecticut Department of Social Services, Bureau of Assistance Programs, published data, SFY 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2010.
Although children under 19 are eligible to receive TFA as long as they are still in high school, youth between 18 and 19 years of age are not included in these TFA child participation numbers.
NA = Data not available
* = suppressed