TANF income assistance, average monthly number of families

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Definitions: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) helps pregnant women and families with one or more dependent children with temporary cash and other benefits. TANF can help pay for food, shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical. In Illinois, the maximum monthly cash benefit for a family of three is $432, which is equivalent to less than 30% of the federal poverty level.

Data Source: Illinois Department of Human Services, TANF Case and Expenditure Data

Footnotes: TANF = Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Figures reflect average monthly number of cases.