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Temporary Family Assistance

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Sasha Cuerda

For recipients, number of total estimated population. For cases, number of total estimated households.

Temporary Family Assistance reports the number and rate (per 1,000) of TFA cases and recipients.

Program Measurement,Measure Type,Variable


The TFA program operated by the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) provides assistance to low-income families with children and pregnant women meeting specific eligibility criteria. TFA is funded through a federal grant given to states to run their own welfare program which is combined with State funds. TFA recipients are measured by individuals. TFA cases are measured by "assistance units" which are roughly comparable to households and can include multiple recipients. Connecticut Department of Social Services collects monthly and annual data and reports it annually. carries annual data.


Number;Rate (per 1000)

Corresponding number indicator.


Connecticut Department of Social Services ( )

Social Assistance

For rate calculations, population and household estimates are from the 2000 and 2010 US decennial census. Intermediate years between 2000 and 2010 are calculated averages (intercensal estimates). For years after 2010, values for 2010 are used as the denominator.


SFY 1998;SFY 1999;SFY 2000;SFY 2001;SFY 2002;SFY 2003;SFY 2004;SFY 2005;SFY 2006;SFY 2007;SFY 2008;SFY 2009;SFY 2010;SFY 2011;SFY 2012;SFY 2013;SFY 2014