OLGT 2023-68: TAFDC: Ensuring Benefit access for Temporarily Separated Cuban/Haitian Entrant Families


DTA has seen an increase in TAFDC applications for newly arriving Cuban/Haitian Entrant families who are temporarily separated from one parent due to the volatile situation in their home country, and their inability to relocate together. At times, one parent is temporarily separated from the rest of the family until they can reunite as an intact family. These families have not been able to find living accommodations for everyone in the family, but they are working towards reunification. Due to these unique circumstances, guidance has been developed as it relates to cooperation with child support to best support these families as they transition.