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Ops Memo 2014-59: TAFDC – Welfare Reform: Teen Parent Changes

Date: 
09/18/2014
Author: 
DTA

Overview
As part of the recent welfare reform legislation, a pregnant teen who meets all other eligibility requirements is eligible to live in a teen parent shelter or a teen parenting program (TPP) (formerly known as teen living programs - TLP) during her entire pregnancy. The pregnant teen is also eligible to receive TAFDC for her entire pregnancy if she meets the school attendance requirement found in 106 CMR 203.610 and 203.630.

Purpose of Memo
Effective with the issuance of this Operations Memo, any teen parent who meets all other TAFDC eligibility requirements is eligible to live in a teen parent shelter or in a teen parenting program (TPP) at any time during her pregnancy. The pregnant teen is also eligible to receive TAFDC for her entire pregnancy if she meets the school attendance requirement.
Reminder: Teen parents in recipient of TAFDC continue to be eligible for Young Parent Programs for the entirety of their pregnancy.

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