Interstate TANF Benefits
every turn California demonstrates the necessity for their
Jim Untershine, GZS of LB, 10-14-02
California's outrageous child support guideline leads the nation in driving noncustodial parents (NCP) into financial insolvency.
The California 3 child guideline exceeds the Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) benefits by 28% of an NCP's net income (for NCP earning $4,400 / month).
TANF benefits across all states was extracted from Table 7-9 of the US House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, GREENBOOK, section 7, entitled "Maximum Combined TANF And Food Stamp Benefit For Families Of One To Six Persons, January 1, 2000" provided by the Congressional Research Service
Food stamp calculations assume that the family does not receive an excess shelter deduction. In very low benefit States, combined benefits shown reflect the maximum food stamp allotment for the family size, but in some States the excess shelter deduction would increase food stamps (by up to $83 monthly—more in Alaska and Hawaii).
Calculations assume a single-parent family with no earned income and use normal rounding rules.
Child support guidelines across all states where found using the child support calculators from AllLaw.com. (You must pay to find out how much you owe in Vermont and New Hampshire, which eliminates these states from this analysis).
NCP earns $4,400 / month net income
CP earns $1,760 / month net income and has 100% custody of 3 children.
Figure One: Shows the monthly TANF benefits for each state regarding 1, 2 and 3 kids
Across all states the median TANF benefits where: 1st kid ($170), 2nd kid ($149), and 3rd kid ($139).
Across all states the highest TANF benefits where: Alaska 1st kid ($904), Hawaii 2nd kid ($261), Hawaii 3rd kid ($244).
Across all states the lowest TANF benefits where: Louisiana & Alabama 1st kid ($370), Idaho 2nd kid ($101), Idaho 3rd kid ($91).
Figure Two: Shows the monthly TANF benefits as a percent of an NCP's net income for each state regarding 3 kids and NCP earning $4,400 per month. The AllLaw.com 3 child guideline is subtracted from the TANF 3 child benefits to determine the error between them. For example: California awards TANF benefits amounting to 22% of an NCPs net income for 3 children while AllLaw.com reported California awarding a 3 child guideline of 50%, yielding an error of 28%.
Across all states the median TANF benefit for 3 kids is 18% and the median 3 child guideline was 30% while the median error is 11%
Across all states the highest TANF benefit for 3 kids is Alaska (29%) and the highest 3 child guideline was California (50%) while the highest error is California (28%).
Across all states the lowest TANF benefits for 3 kids is Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Alabama (14%) and the lowest 3 child guideline was North Carolina (15%) while the lowest error is North Carolina (2%).
The TANF benefits awarded by states, to families of various sizes, is the only baseline of data regarding raising children and has been arrived at by trial and error. The federal government pays 70% of the TANF amounts awarded to CPs by the state.
The state of California will force the NCP to pay 50% of net income to the CP in accordance with their 3 child support guideline..
When the NCP loses employment California will pay the TANF benefit to the CP equivalent to 22% of the NCP's income
The federal government reimburses California for TANF lowering the state's total outlay to only 7% of the NCP's income.
California CSE adds 10% to the back child support and now demands 55% of the NCP's income.
California CSE attaches bank accounts, revokes licenses, intercepts tax refunds, and pillages property of the NCP.
NCP owes 55% of his imputed income: 28% to the CP, 22% to state TANF, 5% to state CSE, and 0% to the children.
State guidelines that exceed their TANF amount insures the exploitation of children for money. It guarantees the CP will never be able to squander the error amount on their children, allowing the CP a substantial tax-free windfall for playing along with this state operated confidence game..
State guidelines that exceed their TANF amount guarantees the state TANF agency 70% of the TANF benefit money to transfer into the state's Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
State guidelines that exceed their TANF amount guarantees the state CSE agency 10% of the state guideline money to pay PSI to cook the books for their county agencies and pay FASR to lie about the state's child support guideline to the legislature.
Jim Untershine, 824 E Pass Rd #3, Gulfport, MS 39507, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gndzerosrv.com
Jim Untershine holds a BSEE from Mississippi State University and has 13 years experience in feedback control system design. Mr. Untershine is currently using the teachings of Werner Heisenberg and Henry David Thoreau to expose Family Law in California as the exploitation of children for money and the indentured servitude of heterosexual taxpayers who dare to raise children in this country.
Figure One: TANF & Food Stamps Benefits Figure Two: TANF Benefits compared to Child Support