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ADA and TANF: Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Guidance on Disability Discrimination

Date: 
01/19/2001

TO: Entities Involved in Administration or Operation of TANF ProgramsFROM: Thomas E. PerezDirector, Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesDATE: January 19, 2001RE: Policy Guidance - Prohibition Against Discrimination on the Basis of Disability inthe Administration of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)The implementation of welfare to work programs presents a series of challenges andopportunities. One such challenge is ensuring that welfare reform programs are implemented ina manner that is consistent with Federal civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination againstindividuals with disabilities.

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