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Welfare Spending in Illinois: Creating a Foundation for Poverty Reduction

Our country’s welfare system fundamentally changed in 1996. That year, with President Clinton’s support, Congress repealed the program known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and replaced it with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The new program conditions public assistance on meeting work requirements and sets a 60-month lifetime limit on benefits. TANF funding will expire on September 30, 2002 unless the federal government reauthorizes it. Download and read report

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