Establish a representative payee (RPY) when a caretaker relative's temporary absence or illness prevents them from signing or spending the TANF check to take care of the child(ren). The RPY must be related to the children and be living with the TANF
unit at least temporarily (see PM 03-05-00). When possible, the TANF client should help select the RPY.
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