A US federal assistance program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services from 1935 until 1996, when it was replaced by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The AFDC provided financial assistance to children whose families had low or no income.
To qualify for a fee waiver, a student's family must receive public assistance; reside in a federally subsidized public housing project; be enrolled in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program; receive free or reduced-price lunches; be eligible for Medicaid; or be considered "census poor," as determined by the U.
Forty-four percent have experienced a reduction in Supplemental Security Income (SSI); 13 percent in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI); 7 percent in Medicaid; 6 percent in Medicare; 18 percent in food stamps; and 3 percent in Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
Not many people truly believe our nation's record will be improved by recent legislation to "change welfare as we know it" by terminating federal aid to families with dependent children, transferring responsibility for the poor to the states, and, in general, dismantling the federal response to poverty that has been in place for sixty years.
For instance, although fewer than 10 percent of families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) are headed by teenage mothers, about half of AFDC families are led by women who first gave birth as teens.
During the nine months she received a monthly payment from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), the government entitlement check that most people associate with welfare, she was able to count out $268.
Some of the more controversial provisions of the bill also discussed at the workshop included the requirement that minor mothers live with their parents or in a supervised home to be eligible for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits and the provision that states would have the option of denying cash AFDC benefits for additional children conceived while on welfare.
Each of the two plans operating in each county will be required to cover beneficiaries that receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) as well as those who are AFDC-linked with no share of cost.