The Office of Family Support provides general income support for low income families, and provides child support enforcement services to families with absent parents. The Office of Family Support administers the federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)/AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) program, TANF/AFDC - related child care programs, the federal TANF/JOBS (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills) program, the federal Food Stamp program, and the federal Child Support Enforcement program. The Office of Family Support also administers the disability determination process for the federal Supplemental Security Income program. The disability determination function is excluded from the Children's Budget because the determination process and the client benefits are 100% federally funded and controlled. The TANF/JOBS program has not been included as an expenditure for children, even though some program participants may be under 18, because adolescents are not a target population of this program in Louisiana. TANF/JOBS child care costs, however, are included in the Children's Budget.
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