U.S. Census Bureau

WHAT IS AFDC?

AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) is a program administered and funded by Federal and State goverments to provide financial assistance to needy families. In an average State, more than half (55 percent) of the total cost of AFDC payments are funded by the Federal goverment. The States provide the balance of these payments, manage the program, and detemine who receives benefits and how much they get.

In order to be eligible to receive AFDC payments, a family must have a dependent child who is -

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
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Last Revised: October 31, 2011 at 10:07:04 PM