Minnesota's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) task force, of which Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is a member, is requesting the legislature increase the State's monthly allocations to needy families for the first time in twenty-nine years.
In yesterday's Star Tribune, Jessica Webster, staff attorney with the Legal Services Advocacy Project said, “The stunning reality for the task force was that this grant has not increased since 1986. The grant in 1986 was $532 for a family of three. Today, it is also $532 for a family of three.”
Read the Star Tribune article "Minnesota's working poor are overdue for a financial boost, task force says."