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.
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 client'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 Assistance (GA-TA)
The General Assistance (GA) program for individuals who do not qualify for AABD and are not employable.
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.