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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsFebruary 2015

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The Department published its notice of proposed regulation changes pursuant to 29 Delaware Code Section 10115 in the November 2014 Delaware Register of Regulations and 42 United States Code 602(a)(4)(B) requiring written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations to be produced by December 15, 2014 at which time the Department would receive information, factual evidence and public comment to the said proposed changes to the regulations. Additionally, Delaware’s TANF State Plan may be viewed on the Division of Social Services’ website at: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dss/
This notice is given to provide information of public interest with respect to Delaware’s eligibility status for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, specifically, the TANF State Plan. The TANF State Plan describes the manner in which the State administers Delaware’s TANF Program, and sets forth the eligibility requirements for TANF-funded programs and services.
42 United States Code, Section 602(a), Eligible States; State Plan
GACEC and SCPD endorse the proposed regulation.
Agency Response: DSS thanks the Councils for the endorsement.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, that the proposed regulation to renew Delaware's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State Plan for the period October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016 is adopted and shall be final effective February 10, 2015.
Delaware's TANF program is based on the belief that assistance provided is transitional and should not become a way of life. The State maintains that the way for persons to avoid dependency on welfare is for them to find and maintain employment. Thus the primary goal of TANF is to help recipients find private sector work and to help them keep such work by providing them with necessary supports.
31 Delaware Code, Chapter 11, Section 1101 provides that public assistance information and records may be used only for purposes directly connected with the administration of public assistance programs. Thus, all information gathered regarding individuals for public assistance purposes is considered confidential and will be safeguarded by DSS. By safeguarding public assistance information, DSS protects its clients from being identified as a special group based on financial needs and protects their right to privacy.
q. One at-large member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Delaware Senate; and
d. ensuring the final report of the Task Force is submitted to the Governor with copies submitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Director of the Division of Research of Legislative Council and the Delaware Public Archives;
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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