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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Division of Social Services

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

3006.2 TANF Employment and Training Participation and Participation Rates

SUMMARY OF PROPOSAL

Statutory Authority

Summary of Proposed Change

Division of Social Services

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

FOOD STAMP PROGRAM

9076.2 SSN Disqualification, Child Support Sanctions and Ineligible ABAWDs

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED CHANGES

Statutory Authority

Summary of Proposed Changes

DSSM 9076.2 (Revision), SSN Disqualification, Child Support Sanctions and Ineligible ABAWDs: Currently TANF and Child Care require DSS applicants and recipients to cooperate with DCSE to get benefits. DSS is proposing to require the same cooperation for food stamp clients. The only difference is that only the custodial parent or responsible individual will be sanctioned for non-compliance, not the other household members. The sanctioned individual will have his/her income and deductions prorated like other prorated, sanctioned deemers.

DSSM 9094 (New), Cooperation with the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE): DSS is proposing to take the option to require custodial parents and other individuals responsible for the care of minor dependents to cooperate with the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) as a condition of eligibility for the Food Stamp Program.

Requiring the cooperation with child support will help facilitate the client towards self-sufficiency by identifying and locating absent parents, establishing paternity, and establishing support payments for the dependent children. Also, requiring cooperation may uncover unreported income. Child support payments may reduce the household’s benefit; however, the household will have more money to spend on household expenses and food.