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  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    States that include TANF in the Combined State Plan must outline how the State will meet the requirements of section 402 of the Social Security Act including how it will:

    (OMB Control Number: 0970-0145)

d. Take such reasonable steps as the State deems necessary to restrict the use and disclosure of information about individuals and families receiving assistance under the program attributable to funds provided by the Federal Government (section 402(a)(1)(A)(iv) of the Social Security Act)

Current Narrative:

Pursuant to Code of Alabama Title 38, Section 38—2—6 information/case records of program participants is considered confidential and shall not be subject to public use or inspection. The release and disclosure of information about individuals and families receiving assistance through the Family Assistance Program is limited in scope by the purpose/program for which it is released/disclosed. Such release/disclosure is only permissible as follows:

— in connection with programs operated under Title I — Aid to the Aged; Title IV—A — Aid to

Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); Title IV—A — Block grants to States for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Title IV—B — Child Welfare Services; Title IV—D — Child Support and Establishment of Paternity; — Title IV—E — Foster Care (FCMP) and Adoption Assistance; Title X — Aid to the Blind; Title XIV — Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled; Title XVI — Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled; Title XVI — Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Title XIX — Medicaid; or Title XX — Block Grants.

— in connection with services provided by other entities integral to and consistent with the administration of public assistance pursuant to state laws under written agreements with the Department of Human Resources.

— in connection with the administration of other federal or federally assisted programs providing assistance in cash, in—kind, or services, directly to individuals on the basis of need.

— at the request of state, local or federal law enforcement authorities searching for fugitive felons or individuals violating a condition of probation or parole imposed under federal or state law (current address only).

— in connection with a public audit.

— in connection with the investigation of problems related to misuse of funds issued by the Department of Human Resources.

— at the request of the client under certain limited conditions as specified in department program manuals.

— in connection with the investigation of program fraud under certain conditions as specified in department program manuals. — at the request of grand juries.