Welfare Reform




Federal Information on Welfare Reform
  * Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Enrolled Bill (Sent to President)) SOURCE: Library of Congress
      * Text of the Bill -- H.R. 3734 (Links to Specific Sections)
      * Bill Summary and Status for H.R. 3734
  * Technical Amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill HHS
      * Technical and Conforming Amendments to P.L. 104-193
  * Department of Agriculture Welfare Reform Page -- Food Stamps - The new law limits receipt of food stamp benefits for able-bodied adults who are not working or participating in a work program or in workfare.
  * Department of Health and Human Services -- Administration for Children and Families - Information on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant The new welfare reform law block grants AFDC, Emergency Assistance (EA), and JOBS into a single capped entitlement to states -- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) assists low-income families and those transitioning off welfare to obtain child care so they can work or attend training/education.
  * Department of Health and Human Services -- Effects on Medicaid - The new law has substantial implications for Medicaid eligibility systems and responsibilities.
  * Department of Housing and Urban Development - Jobs and job training services - includes links to jobs/jobs training links.
  * Department of Labor Welfare to Work Web Site - The new law contains strong work requirements and performance bonuses to reward states for moving welfare recipients into jobs.
      * Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 -New federal law combining federal funds for over 60 education and job training programs that go to state and local governments in the form of three block grants. The WIA requires creation of a State Workforce Investment Board...