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Pennsylvania TANF

Most states determine TANF payment rates solely through family composition.  However, seven U.S. states use both location and family composition to determine TANF payment rates.  These states include CaliforniaConnecticutIllinoisKansasNew YorkPennsylvania, and Virginia.  The following outlines the location variances in Pennsylvania for a family of three:

Counties Maximum TANF Payment
Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Montgomery and Pike $421.00
Adams, Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Centre, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lazeme, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Philadelphia, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Warren, Wayne. Westmoreland, Wyoming and York $403.00
Beaver, Cameron, Carbon, Clinton, Elk, Franklin, Indiana, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Venago and washington $393.00
Armstrong, Bedford, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntington, Jefferson, Juniata, Northumberland, Schuylikill and Somerset $365.00

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