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e-CFR data is current as of December 12, 2019

Title 45Subtitle BChapter IIPart 261


TITLE 45—Public Welfare

Subtitle B—REGULATIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC WELFARE

CHAPTER II—OFFICE OF FAMILY ASSISTANCE (ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS), ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

PART 261—ENSURING THAT RECIPIENTS WORK

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§261.1
What does this part cover?
§261.2
What definitions apply to this part?

Subpart A—WHAT ARE THE PROVISIONS ADDRESSING INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY?

§261.10
What work requirements must an individual meet?
§261.11
Which recipients must have an assessment under TANF?
§261.12
What is an individual responsibility plan?
§261.13
May an individual be penalized for not following an individual responsibility plan?
§261.14
What is the penalty if an individual refuses to engage in work?
§261.15
Can a family be penalized if a parent refuses to work because he or she cannot find child care?
§261.16
Does the imposition of a penalty affect an individual's work requirement?
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Subpart B—WHAT ARE THE PROVISIONS ADDRESSING STATE ACCOUNTABILITY?

§261.20
How will we hold a State accountable for achieving the work objectives of TANF?
§261.21
What overall work rate must a State meet?
§261.22
How will we determine a State's overall work rate?
§261.23
What two-parent work rate must a State meet?
§261.24
How will we determine a State's two-parent work rate?
§261.25
Do we count Tribal families in calculating the work participation rate?
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Subpart C—WHAT ARE THE WORK ACTIVITIES AND HOW DO THEY COUNT?

§261.30
What are the work activities?
§261.31
How many hours must a work-eligible individual participate for the family to count in the numerator of the overall rate?
§261.32
How many hours must work-eligible individuals participate for the family to count in the numerator of the two-parent rate?
§261.33
What are the special requirements concerning educational activities in determining monthly participation rates?
§261.34
Are there any limitations in counting job search and job readiness assistance toward the participation rates?
§261.35
Are there any special work provisions for single custodial parents?
§261.36
Do welfare reform waivers affect the calculation of a State's participation rates?
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Subpart D—HOW WILL WE DETERMINE CASELOAD REDUCTION CREDIT FOR MINIMUM PARTICIPATION RATES?

§261.40
Is there a way for a State to reduce the work participation rates?
§261.41
How will we determine the caseload reduction credit?
§261.42
Which reductions count in determining the caseload reduction credit?
§261.43
What is the definition of a “case receiving assistance” in calculating the caseload reduction credit?
§261.44
When must a State report the required data on the caseload reduction credit?
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Subpart E—WHAT PENALTIES APPLY TO STATES RELATED TO WORK REQUIREMENTS?

§261.50
What happens if a State fails to meet the participation rates?
§261.51
Under what circumstances will we reduce the amount of the penalty below the maximum?
§261.52
Is there a way to waive the State's penalty for failing to achieve either of the participation rates?
§261.53
May a State correct the problem before incurring a penalty?
§261.54
Is a State subject to any other penalty relating to its work program?
§261.55
Under what circumstances will we reduce the amount of the penalty for not properly imposing penalties on individuals?
§261.56
What happens if a parent cannot obtain needed child care?
§261.57
What happens if a State sanctions a single parent of a child under six who cannot get needed child care?
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Subpart F—HOW DO WE ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF WORK PARTICIPATION INFORMATION?

§261.60
What hours of participation may a State report for a work-eligible individual?
§261.61
How must a State document a work-eligible individual's hours of participation?
§261.62
What must a State do to verify the accuracy of its work participation information?
§261.63
When is a State's Work Verification Plan due?
§261.64
How will we determine whether a State's work verification procedures ensure an accurate work participation measurement?
§261.65
Under what circumstances will we impose a work verification penalty?
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Subpart G—WHAT NONDISPLACEMENT RULES APPLY IN TANF?

§261.70
What safeguards are there to ensure that participants in work activities do not displace other workers?
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Subpart H—HOW DO WELFARE REFORM WAIVERS AFFECT STATE PENALTIES?

§261.80
How do existing welfare reform waivers affect a State's penalty liability under this part?

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