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Appendix E

STATE-BY-STATE DATA ON APPLICATION DENIALS
Area Percent of
Applications
Denied
No. of
Cases
Denied
No. of
Individuals
Denied
% Denials
for Excess
Income
% Denials
for Excess
Resources
% Denials
for Failure
to Comply
Other
UNITED STATES 31.4% 818,809 2,309,041 23.3% 4.8% 55.2% 17.5%
 
Alabama 35.4% 14,470 40,805 25.5% 1.8% 67.7% 4.9%
Alaska 32.2% 5,191 14,639 26.2% 12.3% 36.6% 24.8%
Arizona 49.2% 46,141 130,118 25.0% 1.6% 54.9% 18.4%
Arkansas 37.5% 16,954 47,180 18.2% 2.6% 72.1% 7.1%
California 28.1% 153,116 431,787 15.6% 7.9% 51.0% 25.6%
Colorado 27.2% 21,433 60,441 11.7% 5.7% 78.3% 4.3%
Connecticut 18.5% 5,077 14,317 30.2% 3.1% 51.2% 15.5%
District of Columbia 28.6% 2,608 7,355 22.0% 5.9% 46.3% 25.8%
Delaware 30.3% 3,592 10,129 24.4% 7.0% 27.3% 41.3%
Florida N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Georgia 37.3% 45,284 127,701 18.6% 1.2% 59.7% 20.4%
Guam 29.3% 511 1,441 5.7% 4.1% 67.0% 23.2%
Hawaii 29.7% 4,742 13,372 36.6% 24.8% 19.8% 18.8%
Idaho 43.6% N/A N/A 23.6% 6.1% 57.3% 12.9%
Illinois 23.0% 37,916 106,923 15.0% 0.0% 79.7% 5.2%
Indiana 37.6% 39,559 111,556 66.1% 7.8% 19.8% 6.3%
Iowa 24.2% 15,522 43,772 33.7% 2.1% 51.1% 13.1%
Kansas 22.7% N/A N/A 51.1% 5.8% 38.3% 4.8%
Kentucky 33.5% 25,548 72,045 4.7% 0.5% 47.0% 47.7%
Louisiana 30.7% 26,689 75,263 23.2% 6.4% 61.6% 8.7%
Maine 29.2% N/A N/A 35.9% 5.5% 38.0% 20.6%
Maryland 29.5% N/A N/A 25.6% 2.7% 59.4% 12.4%
Massachusetts 23.1% 10,480 29,554 7.7% 3.1% 79.0% 10.2%
Michigan 33.4% N/A N/A 39.7% 3.4% 53.5% 3.3%
Minnesota 9.4% N/A N/A 31.0% 11.7% 49.3% 8.1%
Missouri 24.6% 15,828 44,635 51.9% 4.8% 30.1% 13.1%
Mississippi 30.3% 12,936 36,480 48.5% 4.6% 33.2% 13.8%
Montana 32.3% 5,280 14,890 31.5% 7.9% 35.6% 24.9%
North Carolina 15.1% N/A N/A 39.2% 6.5% 5.5% 48.8%
North Dakota 24.6% 1,771 4,994 37.9% 10.6% 19.8% 31.7%
Nebraska 20.4% 1,988 5,606 31.0% 5.5% 42.4% 21.1%
Nevada 48.0% 22,278 62,824 11.2% 1.0% 82.5% 5.2%
New Hampshire 42.6% 5,407 15,248 31.0% 5.6% 25.1% 38.3%
New Jersey 10.2% 8,181 23,070 13.3% 5.8% 71.2% 9.8%
New Mexico 39.1% 16,732 47,184 21.7% 8.9% 47.2% 22.2%
New York 9.7% N/A N/A 21.0% 4.0% 72.2% 2.9%
Ohio 44.3% N/A N/A 69.0% 5.4% 13.7% 11.9%
Oklahoma 35.0% 16,790 47,348 26.4% 2.5% 59.9% 11.6%
Oregon 16.3% 3,481 9,816 18.6% 5.5% 68.3% 7.6%
Pennsylvania 11.0% N/A N/A 26.9% 6.7% 63.7% 2.7%
Puerto Rico 26.5% 5,704 16,085 0.0% 16.0% 77.6% 6.4%
Rhode Island 24.2% 4,562 12,865 26.9% 6.9% 52.1% 14.1%
South Carolina 30.9% 18,628 52,531 21.7% 4.1% 65.2% 9.0%
South Dakota 8.9% 1,148 3,237 45.8% 6.4% 28.7% 19.1%
Tennessee N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Texas 38.3% 131,898 371,952 11.7% 3.6% 69.7% 14.9%
Utah 31.0% 7,646 21,562 35.5% 4.1% 42.6% 17.7%
Virginia 29.4% 18,342 51,724 24.6% 5.3% 60.7% 9.5%
Virgin Islands 9.2% 33 93 18.2% 3.0% 24.2% 54.5%
Vermont 30.7% 4,850 13,677 44.9% 5.6% 23.8% 25.7%
Washington 41.1% N/A N/A 47.0% 10.7% 34.6% 7.7%
West Virginia 18.2% 5,591 15,767 32.1% 7.9% 51.1% 8.9%
Wisconsin 54.3% 33,448 94,323 57.9% 4.4% 3.3% 34.3%
Wyoming 17.6% 1,454 4,100 32.3% 8.9% 52.3% 6.5%
Notes: 1) Data for Florida and Tennessee were not reported by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Three quarters of data were reported for Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Two quarters of data were reported for Maine and Washington. 2) The US figure only includes the states that reported four quarters of data in FFY 1996. 3) The number of individuals was estimated based on an average number of persons per case of 2.82. 4) "Other" reasons for denial are "no eligible child," "child not deprived of support or care," "alien," "nonresident," and "unknown."

Source: Calculations by the Southern Institute on Children and Families of data from the US Department of Health and Human Services.