TANF is an acronym for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The program provides financial assistance to families with one or more dependent children. A woman expecting her first child may also be eligible for cash assistance through the TANF program. TANF replaced the AFDC program effective 07/01/97.
task based office
An office where workers are associated with one or more queues and pull application/case tasks from the queues in IES.
Tasks are generated by IES in order to notify a worker of a required action (e.g., second party reviews, pending verification for a case, new documents that need to be processed, etc.).
temporary caretaker (TEMP)
An adult who does not meet the definition of a close relative, but who is allowed to receive the TANF cash benefits for a child(ren) who is in their care. A TEMP can only receive cash benefits for a child(ren) until other arrangements can be made.
tenancy in common
Two or more persons who own property together, and whose undivided interest becomes a part of their estate upon death. There is no right of survivorship by the other owner(s).
terms (of a support order)
The beginning date, the payment amount, and the frequency of support payments required by a support order.
TPL is the abbreviation for third party liability. TPL refers to other sources that may be liable for payment of a customer's medical expenses. The Department does not pay medical expenses until all attempts are exhausted for payment of claims by responsible third parties.
A trafficking victim is a person brought to the U.S. for the international sex trade, prostitution, slavery, or forced labor.
Transitional SNAP Program (TSNAP)
The Transitional SNAP Program provides 5 months of mercury SNAP benefits to TANF families who become ineligible for cash for specific cancelation reasons.
A right of property held by one person for the benefit of another.
type action (TA)
Type action refers to the coding used to identify what action is being taken on a case.
type action reason (TAR)
Type action reason refers to the coding used to identify the reason for the type action being taken on a case.