- 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:
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c. Ensure that parents and caretakers receiving assistance engage in work in accordance with section 407 (section 402(a)(1)(A)(iii) of the Social Security Act). Consistent with the required strategic elements discussed in section II (a)(2) herein, provide a specific analysis of how the State’s workforce development activities are addressing employment and training services for parents or caretakers receiving assistance
Indiana will ensure that parents and caretakers receiving assistance under the program will engage in work activities in accordance with Section 407 of the Social Security Act, which establishes allowable work activities and participation rates. TANF staff will refer the individual to a local WorkOne for employment and career services. Please refer to Indiana’s TANF Work Verification Plan for the details on how Indiana monitors work participation hours.
As noted in previous sections, due to COVID-19 public health emergency declared by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb (Executive Order 20-02) on March 6, 2020, Indiana has waived the mandatory work requirements for all TANF applicants/recipients from the date of this order through June 30, 2020. We will continue to offer employment and training services to those who wish to volunteer for services. The expectation is that all mandatory requirements for work will be back in place as of July 1, 2020. If this does not occur due to an extension of the public health emergency, another plan amendment will be submitted.