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 2020;
- The decline in TANF caseloads between FFY 2005 and FFY 2020; 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. Submit comments to the Temporary Assistance Policy Unit at COLE TAPOLICY, FSD.
Following is Missouri’s Caseload Reduction Report for FFY-2020
- Part I: Eligibility Changes Made Since FY 2005 and Excess State Maintenance of Effort Funds calculations
- Part II: Estimate of Caseload Reduction Credit
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.