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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsNovember 2014

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In compliance with the State's Administrative Procedures Act (APA - Title 29, Chapter 101 of the Delaware Code) and under the authority of Title 31 of the Delaware Code, Chapter 5, Section 512, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) / Division of Social Services (DSS) is proposing to renew Delaware's eligibility status for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provided for in the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), (P.L. 104-193).
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
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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