Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

 
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Economic Assistance
Children and Family Services
 
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What you need to know

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Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) provides cash assistance to low income families with children. ADC is funded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
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Notice of Public Comment Period

The Federal Department of Health and Human Services requires the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to meet certain Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) work participation requirements.  To assist in meeting these requirements, federal regulations allow Nebraska to deduct the number of percentage points when the average monthly number of families receiving assistance in the preceding fiscal year is less than the average monthly number of families that received assistance in fiscal year 2005.  This is termed the TANF Caseload Reduction Credit.

However, federal statutes prohibit the Caseload Reduction Credit from including any TANF caseload declines related to the change in federal requirements or state eligibility criteria.  These estimated changes and corresponding methodologies are reported in the federal ACF-202 report. 

For this report to be complete, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services must provide appropriate opportunity for public comment on these estimates and methodologies used to calculate the Caseload Reduction Credit.

Download a copy of Nebraska's TANF Caseload Reduction Report for public review and comment.

Send written comments by 9th January 2023 to:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Financial Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE  68509-5026

E-mail: prav.pavuluri@nebraska.gov

Dated this 22nd day of December, 2022
Snita Soni, FAPA Administrator
Financial Services
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services​


What you should know:

  • Adults who are able to work are provided services through the Employment First (EF) program, to assist them in gaining and maintaining employment.
  • ADC families where the parent(s) are capable of attaining independence are limited to receiving 60 months of cash assistance in a lifetime. The time period begins with the first month a family receives ADC.
  • Families where the adults are not the parent of the child, the parent is disabled or otherwise found to be unable to work are not time-limited. 
  • Adults who receive ADC are required to cooperate with Child Support Enforcement in relation to any parents who are absent from the home.