Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2013

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2013

4403-2000 - TAFDC Grant Payments




Account Description FY 2012
GAA
FY 2013
House 2
4403-2000 TAFDC Grant Payments
For the operation of a program of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, benefits under the program shall be paid only to citizens of the United States and to non-citizens for whom federal funds may be used to provide benefits; provided further, that the need standard shall be equal to the standard in effect in fiscal year 2012 unless the department determines that a reduction in the monthly payment standard should be implemented before the end of the fiscal year to keep program expenditures within the amounts appropriated in this item; provided further, that the payment standard shall be equal to the need standard; provided further, that the payment standard for families who do not qualify for an exempt category of assistance under subsection (e) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 shall be 2.75 per cent below the payment standard, under the state plan required under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; provided further, that notwithstanding section 218 of chapter 149 of the acts of 2004, recipients whose youngest child of record is of the age at which full time schooling is mandatory or older shall be required to participate in 30 hours per week of a work-related activity; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall notify all teen parents receiving benefits from the programs of the requirements in clause (2) of subsection (i) of section 110; provided further, that a $40 per month rent allowance shall be paid to all households incurring a rent or mortgage expense and not residing in public housing or subsidized housing; provided further, that a $40 per month transportation allowance may be paid to non-exempt households who are meeting specified work program requirements; provided further, that a non-recurring children's clothing allowance may be provided to each child eligible under these programs in September 2012; provided further, that the children's clothing allowance may be included in the standard of need for the month of September 2012; provided further, that benefits under this program shall not be available to those families in which a child has been removed from the household under a court order after a care and protection hearing on child abuse, nor to adult recipients otherwise eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children but for the temporary removal of the dependent child or children from the home by the department of children and families in accordance with that department's procedures; provided further, that notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 118 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall render aid to pregnant women with no other eligible dependent children only if it has been medically verified that the child is expected to be born within the month these payments are to be made or within the 3 month period following the month of payment, and who, if the child had been born and was living with her in the month of payment, would be categorically and financially eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits; provided further, that certain families that suffer a reduction in benefits due to a loss of earned income and participation in retrospective budgeting may receive a supplemental benefit to compensate them for this loss; and provided further, that the department shall review and revise its disability standards to reflect current medical and vocational criteria
315,980,979 318,871,955

 
 


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