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55 Pa. Code § 108.8. Claiming good cause based on domestic violence.

§ 108.8. Claiming good cause based on domestic violence.

 (a)  An individual may request a good cause waiver of a TANF or GA program requirement based on past, present or risk of further domestic violence, as defined in §  108.2 (relating to definitions).

 (b)  The Department will grant a good cause waiver of a TANF or GA program requirement if compliance with the program requirement would result in one of the following:

   (1)  Making it more difficult for the individual or family member to escape domestic violence.

   (2)  Placing the individual or family member at risk of further domestic violence.

   (3)  Unfairly penalizing the individual or family member because of domestic violence.

 (c)  The Department may grant a good cause waiver regardless of whether the alleged abuser is in the household.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  108.7 (relating to requirements subject to waiver); and 55 Pa. Code §  187.27 (relating to waiver of cooperation for good cause).



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