ACF Announces Request for Public Comment Related to Electronic Benefit Transfer

ACF announces Request for Public Comment related to electronic benefit transfer

The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is interested in learning about how States deliver Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) assistance to beneficiaries.  OFA wants to know whether States have implemented policies and practices to prevent electronic benefit transfer transactions involving TANF assistance in liquor stores, casinos, gambling casinos, or other gaming establishments, and retail establishments, which provide adult-oriented entertainment where performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment.  OFA also wants to know what States' experiences have been in implementing such policies and practices; and whether States place similar types of restrictions on the way recipients use assistance. OFA is also interested in learning about States' current approaches to ensuring that recipients have adequate access to their cash assistance. This includes policies that provide access to assistance with no fees or charges or current approaches that impose fees or charges in connection with receipt of assistance, along with other information relevant to considering what might be minimal fees or charges