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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 35. Virginia Independence Program

22VAC40-35-70. Limitation on TANF Benefits.

A. A recipient family is not entitled to an increase in TANF benefits if the mother of such recipient family gives birth to an additional child during the period of the family's eligibility for financial assistance.

B. Applicants for TANF financial assistance shall receive notice of the provisions of this section at the time of application. At application or redetermination, such applicant or recipient shall sign a notification acknowledging that they have read and understand the notice.

C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a child born or adopted during the 10 months following the implementation effective date nor to a child born or adopted during the 10 full calendar months following the month in which the initial assistance check is issued.

D. The provisions of this section shall apply equally to recipient families who adopt a child except that the provision shall be applied using the date of entry of the interlocutory order instead of the child's birthdate.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 12, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2009.

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