2002 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 814)

Department of Social Services

Item 381

Item 381

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Temporary Income Supplement Services (45200)$131,001,753$121,703,047
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (45201)FY2001 $92,486,334FY2002 $83,187,628
General Relief (45203)FY2001 $4,961,140FY2002 $4,961,140
Resettlement Assistance (45204)FY2001 $5,870,634FY2002 $5,870,634
Emergency Assistance (45206)FY2001 $24,300,637FY2002 $24,300,637
Unemployed Parent Supplement (45207)FY2001 $3,383,008FY2002 $3,383,008
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2001 $67,624,366FY2002 $67,624,366
Federal TrustFY2001 $63,377,387FY2002 $54,078,681

Authority: Title 2.1 2.2, Chapter 39 54; Title 63.1, Chapters 1 and 6, Code of Virginia; Title VI, Subtitle B, P.L. 97-35, as amended; P.L. 103-252, as amended; P.L. 104-193, as amended, Federal Code.

A. To the extent permitted by federal law, the State Plan for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (formerly the State Plan for Aid to Families with Dependent Children) shall provide that the eligibility for assistance of an alien who is qualified alien (as defined in § 431 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Public Law Number 104-193) shall be determined without regard to alienage.

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of state law, the Department of Social Services shall establish a separate state program, as that term is defined by federal regulations governing the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, 45 C.F.R. § 260.30, for the purpose of providing welfare cash assistance payments to able-bodied two-parent families. The separate state program shall be funded by state funds and operated outside of the TANF program. Able-bodied two-parent families shall not be eligible for TANF cash assistance as defined at 45 C.F.R. § 260.31 (a)(1), but shall receive benefits under the separate state program provided for in this paragraph. Although various conditions and eligibility requirements may be different under the separate state program, the basic benefit payment for which two-parent families are eligible under the separate state program shall not be less than what they would have received under TANF. Within 280 days of the effective date of this act, the Department of Social Services shall establish regulations to govern this separate state program.

C. A participant whose Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) financial assistance is terminated due to the receipt of 24 months of assistance as specified in § 63.1-133.50, Code of Virginia, or due to the closure of the TANF case prior to the completion of 24 months of TANF assistance, excluding cases closed with a sanction for noncompliance with the Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare program, shall be eligible to receive employment and training assistance for up to 12 months after termination, if needed, in addition to other transitional services provided pursuant to § 63.1-133.46, Code of Virginia.

D. As a condition of this appropriation, effective July 1, 2000, the Department of Social Services shall provide a 10 percent increase in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits.