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Adults receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in Arkansas

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Total number of persons age 18 and above receiving TANF or AFDC. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a need-based income assistance program for families with children under age 18 who need financial support because one parent is absent from the home, one parent is incapacitated, and family income and assets are within the program limits. Prior to July 1, 1997, the program was known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).

Data Source

Arkansas Department of Human Services, Annual Statistical Report

Last Updated

November 2023