OLGT 2021-94: TAFDC – Temporary Procedures due to COVID-19 for Initial Engagement Period and Work Program Rules


In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Department temporarily suspended TAFDC work program requirements to support access to and stabilization of benefits, during the State of Emergency.

The Department is reinstating work program requirements for TAFDC families who do not have an exemption reason. DTA staff are required to explore possible work program exemptions, meets compliance reasons, ensure case accuracy and promote Pathways to Work opportunities. All families are encouraged to connect to a Full Engagement Worker (FEW) to complete a set of Initial Engagement Activities and enroll in a Pathways to Work program. Self Sufficiency Specialists (SSS) will remain the lead staff for engagement activities for young parents applying and on their caseload.

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