2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Favola
Make Five-Year TANF Limit Continuous (language only)

Item 341 #2s

Item 341 #2s

Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services


Page 378, after line 28, insert:

"N. The Department of Social Services shall amend its regulations to modify the time limit for receiving TANF benefits such that they can be received continuously for five-years."


(This amendment modifies the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families regulations to change the time limit for receiving benefits (currently a maximum of five years) so the benefits can be provided continuously over five years and not limited to two years at a time, with a period in-between, as is current policy.)