An alleged father who applies for TANF Cash for himself and the child he claims is his, can receive TANF benefits on an 04 case. The case is considered presumptively eligible. Approve the 04 case for the father and the child(ren) when all of the following factors are met:
Accept the alleged father's statement regarding his relationship to the child(ren) as long as it does not conflict with available information.
NOTE: In order to continue receiving TANF for himself and the child(ren), the alleged father must cooperate with the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) in the process of establishing paternity.
NOTE: Do not restore a TANF Cash case for the same reason, unless the father had a valid reason for noncooperation.
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