Client Services includes the staff who deliver services to eligible recipients. Staff functions include determining eligibility, calculating grants and coupon amounts, establishing paternity, collection and distribution of support obligations payments, locating absent parents, auditing eligibility, and other administrative functions required by the federal government.
Included as a source of funding is the TANF block grant. This grant is part of a comprehensive piece of federal legislation (The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) that provides temporary assistance to needy families with children to reduce dependency by promoting job preparation, work and marriage. The legislation eliminated the open-ended federal entitlement program of AFDC and places a time limitation on cash assistance. The legislation also makes changes to child care, the Food Stamps program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children, benefits for legal immigrants, and the Child Support Enforcement program. States must meet an 80% Maintenance-Of-Effort (MOE) to receive their full block grant allocation. The MOE level is based upon a state's Fiscal Year 1994 spending on TANF/AFDC/JOBS.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR CHILDREN
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