Replaced federal AFDC program with a new state related program – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
New rules require able-bodied people receiving benefits to find a job or enroll for job retraining within two years.
States can set their own qualifications benefits, but must limit assistance to two consecutive years with a lifetime cap of five years.
- The program directs all states to move half of single
- parents receiving welfare into jobs or retraining by 2002.