2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
TANF Child Support Supplement

Item 381 #2h

Item 381 #2h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $4,918,570 NGF

Page 351, line 11, strike "$114,730,054" and insert "$119,648,624".
Page 352, after line 17:
"E.  As a condition of this appropriation, effective July 1, 2001, the Department of Social Services shall provide to recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance a monthly TANF child support supplement in an amount equal to the current child support collected by the Division of Child Support Enforcement for each such recipient, less any disregard passed through to such recipient pursuant to any other provision of law.  The TANF child support supplement shall be paid within two months following collection of the child support payment or payments used to determine the amount of such supplement.  For purposes of determining eligibility for medical assistance services, the TANF child support supplement shall be disregarded."

(This amendment provides federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant funds to create a TANF child support supplement. The supplement would provide an incentive for both parents to cooperate with the Division of Child Support Enforcement and would be in an amount equal to child support payments made for TANF recipients and retained by DCSE.)