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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a cash assistance program that assists parents or caretakers provide for a family's basic needs. A child receiving TANF or the TANF supported permanency benefit qualifies as predetermined eligible. We already verified the child's parental income when establishing TANF eligibility.

Predetermined Eligible Criteria

To establish that a child is pre-determined eligible, you must confirm

  1. the child applying for Child Care lives in a household that receives a TANF cash assistance and
  2. the person applying for Child Care is the household’s TANF payee.

To determine when a child needing Child Care receives Supported Permanency instead of regular TANF benefits and who the TANF payee is, check the IMS EB, CM, and CMM screens. On CMM, field F24 shows “C” for “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families” or “CK” for Supported Permanency. Field 25 shows “A.”

A child who receives TANF cash assistance does qualify as predetermined eligible when a non-custodial parent who is not the TANF payee lists him or her on an Child Care application. This application is an application where the child must qualify as income eligible.

Where do I find more information about the EB, CM, and CMM screens? You can find additional instruction in Quest for EB, CM, and CMM.
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