Minor parents receiving TANF or applying for TANF benefits must cooperate in:
- developing a Responsibility and Services Plan (RSP) appropriate for their situation (see PM 19-02-00),
- signing the RSP, and
- following through on the activities agreed to in their RSP.
After a Family Assessment is completed (see PM 02-03-00), base the teen parent's RSP on the family information and set goals and steps that best lead the
teen parent to maximum independence. The goals set on the RSP support the teen parent's efforts to reach and maintain maximum independence.
See PM 19-02-06 for more information on RSPs.