2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Co-Patron(s): Hall, Morgan, Thomas
TANF Child Support Supplement

Item 354 #2h

Item 354 #2h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2003 $5,600,000 FY2004 $5,600,000 NGF

Page 275, line 40, strike "$128,093,876" and insert "$133,693,876".
Page 275, line 40, strike "$126,093,876" and insert "$131,693,876".
Page 276, after line 37, insert:
"D.  As a condition of this appropriation, effective July 1, 2002, 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 TANF funds as supplemental payments to families on welfare, in an amount equal to child support payments collected on their behalf. Currently, a maximum of $50 per month is passed on to the family. Any amount collected in excess of $50 is returned to the state and federal agencies for administration of the program.)