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8.4A TITLE IV-E, General Title IV-E Requirements, AFDC Eligibility

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Question Number 17:
06/07/2013 - Current
Question*May a title IV-E agency determine a child's title IV-E eligibility based on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program instead of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program?
Answer*No. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) retained the connection between the title IV-E program and the AFDC program and established an AFDC "look-back date" of

July 16, 1996. As such, TANF eligibility may not be substituted for an AFDC eligibility determination. States must use the title IV-A State plan that was in effect on July 16, 1996, to determine a child's AFDC eligibility. Tribal title IV-E agencies must use the title IV-A State plan that was in effect on July 16, 1996, in the State in which the child resides at the time of removal from the home to determine a child's AFDC eligibility.

Source/Date*September 29, 2005 (revised 6/6/13)
Legal and Related ReferencesPersonal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L.104-193)

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10/20/2005 - 06/07/2013 (Original Record)
QuestionMay a State determine a child's title IV-E eligibility based on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program instead of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program?
AnswerNo. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) retained the connection between the title IV-E program and the AFDC program and established an AFDC "look-back date" of

July 16, 1996. As such, TANF eligibility may not be substituted for an AFDC eligibility determination. States must use the title IV-A State plan that was in effect on July 16, 1996, to determine a child?s AFDC eligibility.

Source/DateSeptember 29, 2005
Legal and Related ReferencesPersonal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L.104-193)

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