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Summary of Final TANF Rules: Some Improvements Around the Margins

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Publication Date: February 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Liz Schott

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Banking and finance (Public finance)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Economic projections; Federal budget; Income diversity; Economic inequality

Type: Report


The final TANF rule implementing changes due to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 was published in the Federal Register on February 5, 2008 at 73 Fed. Reg.  6772.  The new rule finalizes, with some changes, the Interim Final Rule published on June 29, 2006.  The Final Rule is effective October 1, 2008.