Issue Brief 11-45
December 28, 2011

On December 23, 2011, the president signed legislation (H.R. 3765) to extend the payroll tax cut and other programs for two months. Specifically, the law temporarily extends unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related programs, and Qualified Individual (QI) and Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA). This Issue Brief provides details on these extensions.