File No. 32910
This rule was published in the September 15, 2009, issue (Vol. 2009, No. 18) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Workforce Services, Employment Development
TANF Needy Family (TNF)
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 32910
Filed: 08/27/2009 04:24:28 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this amendment is to change the eligibility criteria from 200% of poverty to 300% of poverty.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule change is being made to better accommodate refugees who face multiple challenges to successful integration in their communities. This provision allows the Department to provide case management services for families at or below 300% of poverty instead of 200%. TNF does not provide cash payments.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 35A-1-104(4)
- Section 35A-1-104
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There will be no costs or savings to the state budget because this is a federally-funded program.
There will be no costs or savings to local government as this is a federally-funded program.
There will be no costs to small businesses to comply with these changes because this is a federally-funded program.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There will be no costs of any persons to comply with these changes because there are no costs or fees associated with these proposed changes.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs associated with these changes for any persons because this is a federally-funded program and there are no fees or costs associated with these proposed changes.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There are no compliance costs associated with this change. There are no fees associated with this change. There will be no cost to anyone to comply with these changes. There will be no fiscal impact on any business.
Kristen Cox, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Workforce Services
140 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2333
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Kristen Cox, Executive Director
R986. Workforce Services, Employment Development.
R986-200. Family Employment Program.
R986-200-244. TANF Needy Family (TNF).
(1) TNF is not a program but describes a population that can be served using TANF Surplus Funds.
(2) Eligible families must have a
dependent child under the age of 18 residing in the home, and the
total household income must not exceed [
2]00% of the Federal poverty level. Income is determined
as gross income without allowance for disregards.
(3) Services available vary throughout the state. Information on what is available in each region is available at each Employment Center. The Department may elect to contract out services.
(4) If TANF funded payments are made for basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, shelter, or utilities, each month a payment is received under TNF, counts as one month of assistance toward the 36 month lifetime limit. Basic needs also include transportation and child care if all adults in the household are unemployed and will count toward the 36 month lifetime limit.
(5) If a member of the household has used all 36 months of FEP assistance the household is not eligible for basic needs assistance under TNF but may be eligible for other TANF funded services.
(6) Assets are not counted when determining eligibility for TNF services.
KEY: family employment program
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
Notice of Continuation: September 14, 2005
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 35A-3-301 et seq.
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com.