THE SOCIAL WELFARE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 280 of 1939
400.57a Family independence program; establishment and administration; purpose; establishment of certain requirements by department; assistance to certain program groups prohibited.
(1) The department shall establish and administer the family independence program to provide temporary assistance to families who are making efforts to achieve independence. Family independence program assistance is not an entitlement.
(2) The department shall administer the family independence program to accomplish all of the following:
(a) Provide financial support to eligible families while they pursue self-improvement activities and engage in efforts to become financially independent.
(b) Ensure that recipients who are minor parents live in adult-supervised households in order to reduce long-term dependency on financial assistance.
(c) Assist families in determining and overcoming the barriers preventing them from achieving financial independence.
(d) Ensure that families pursue other sources of support available to them.
(3) The department shall establish income and asset levels for eligibility, types of income and assets to be considered in making eligibility determinations, payment standards, composition of the program group and the family independence program assistance group, program budgeting and accounting methods, and client reporting requirements to meet the following goals:
(a) Efficient, fair, cost-effective administration of the family independence program.
(b) Provision of family independence program assistance to families willing to work toward eventual self-sufficiency.
(4) In accordance with 42 USC 608(a)(7)(A) and 45 CFR 260.31, the department shall not provide family independence program assistance to any program group that includes an adult who has received assistance under any state program funded with temporary assistance for needy families for more than 60 months, whether or not consecutive, after October 1, 1996. This subsection does not apply to a program group that includes an adult who is exempt from participation in the JET program under section 57f(3) or (4)(b), (e), or (f), if that adult also was exempt from participation in the JET program under section 57f(3) or (4)(b), (e), or (f) on the effective date of the 2012 amendatory act that added this subsection. No other provision of this act prohibits the department from terminating family independence program assistance under this subsection.
History: Add. 1995, Act 223, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996
Am. 1999, Act 26, Eff. Mar. 10, 2000
Am. 2011, Act 131, Eff. Oct. 1, 2011
Am. 2012, Act 607, Imd. Eff. Jan. 9, 2013
Popular Name: Act 280
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