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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) [22 VAC 40 ‑ 295]
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Chapter Information
Description The purpose of this regulation is to promulgate a regulation that will implement the recommendations of the TANF Advisory Committee and will serve as a comprehensive TANF regulation. On August 22, 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) was enacted, introducing welfare reform at the federal level. In Title I of the Act, Congress replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. This block grant considerably reduced federal regulation of cash assistance and employment services programs, allowing states to design their programs within limited parameters. Because the framework of the AFDC program was repealed by Congress, Virginia adopted pre-TANF federal definitions of eligibility criteria in order to maintain the program as it currently operated in Virginia. To that end, the 1997 Virginia General Assembly adopted legislation that codified the old rules, and an advisory committee comprised of legislators, socials services directors and workers, local government officials, and citizens, was formed to consider new TANF options. The committee made recommendations to simplify and streamline the TANF and VIEW programs.
State Authority § §63.2-217
Federal Authority Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), Public Law 104-193
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Bridget Shelmet 
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: bridget.shelmet@dss.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)726-7144    FAX: (804)726-7357    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Penalties for Spending Violations Final Governor's office review on hold pending external action.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2004.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Intentional Program Violation Provisions NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 2/18/2016 after the comment period had ended.
Exclusion Periods for Intentional Program Violations Proposed Stage withdrawn on 12/11/2015 before the Governor's office completed its review.
Exclusion Periods for Intentional Program Violations NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 4/14/2014 during the public comment period