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TANF-ACF-IM-2003-01 (Disregard of Monetary Allowances for Certain Children of Vietnam War Veterans)

Published: May 27, 2003
Audience:
Tribal TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Topics:
Regulations, Regulations
Types:
Information Memoranda (IM)

To: 

State and Tribal Agencies Administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program and Other Interested Parties.

 

Subject:

 

Disregard of Monetary Allowances for Certain Children of Vietnam War Veterans.

 

Purpose:

 

To inform State and Tribal agencies and other interested parties of the final regulations published on July 31, 2002 and provide notification that this disregard should be applied in determining TANF eligibility and the amount of benefits in accordance with the referenced statutory requirement.

 

References:

 

38 U.S.C. 1823(c)

 

Background:

 

Section 401 of the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000, Public Law 106-419, amended chapter 18 of title 38, United States Code, effective December 1, 2001, to authorize the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide certain benefits, including a monthly monetary allowance, for children with covered birth defects who are the natural children of women veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam from February 28, 1961 through May 7, 1975. A requirement under 38 U.S.C. 1823(c) provides that federal or federally assisted programs disregard certain payments made by the VA to children of female Vietnam veterans.   The disregard should be applied in determining TANF eligibility and the amount of benefits.   This means that if an otherwise eligible TANF family receives such a benefit from VA, then this benefit must not be counted when determining the family's TANF eligibility and amount of benefit.

 

Attachment:

 

Please note the attached Federal Register notice of the final rule.

 

Inquiries:

 

Inquiries should be directed to your local Veterans Administration Office. 

 

/s/

Andrew Bush 
Director 
Office of Family Assistance

 

Last Reviewed: May 20, 2019