Family Support Division
Temporary Assistance Caseload Reduction Report
- What is the Caseload Reduction Report?
- The Caseload Reduction Report is a mandatory report prepared for Health and Human Services (HHS) to explain the reduction in the state’s Temporary Assistance caseload in the previous Federal fiscal year (FFY = October 1 through September 30).
- How does HHS use this report?
- States can receive a caseload reduction credit based on the number of families that left the welfare rolls because they have become self-sufficient. The credit is not applied to that part of the caseload that was reduced due to changes in eligibility policy in the previous FFY.
- How is the caseload reduction credit applied?
- A certain percentage of the state’s Temporary Assistance households are required to be participating in a work activity that leads to self-sufficiency, or employment. This is known as the state’s participation rate. When a state is eligible to receive the caseload reduction credit it reduces the required participation rate. The lower rate lessens the risk of incurring a penalty for not meeting the required rate.
- What is required in the Caseload Reduction Report?
- A listing of and implementation dates for all Federal eligibility changes since the beginning of FFY 2005;
- A listing of and implementation dates for all State eligibility changes since the beginning of FFY 2005;
- A percentage of the impact on the caseload for each eligibility change;
- The average monthly TANF caseload for FFY 2005 and FFY 2011;
- The decline in TANF caseloads between FFY 2005 and FFY 2011; and
- The number of TANF cases attributed to Maintenance of Effort (MOE) in excess of the required amount.
- Why is the Caseload Reduction Report being shown on this Web site?
The report is being shared for public comment on the caseload reduction estimates. Comments will be gathered and a separate report submitted to HHS.
Following is Missouri’s Caseload Reduction Report for FFY-2012
- Part I: Eligibility Changes Made Since FY 2005 and Excess State Maintenance of Effort Funds calculations updated 12/17/12
- Part II: Estimate of Caseload Reduction Credit updated 12/17/12
During FFY 2007 Missouri opted to remove two-parent families subject to work participation requirements from TANF. Two-parent families subject to work participation requirements are now in a solely state funded program.