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55 Pa. Code § 141.56. Deferred referral.

§ 141.56. Deferred referral.

 (a)  General. A family may qualify for Extended TANF if the individual meets one of the eligibility criteria of paragraphs (1)—(4) and complies with an AMR. The individual is:

   (1)  A parent in a one-parent household who is caring for a child who has not attained the age of 12 months and the parent is exempt from RESET under §  165.21(c)(4) (relating to exemptions from RESET participation requirements).

   (2)  Caring for a disabled child or adult for whom appropriate care is unavailable within a reasonable distance from home or otherwise establishes good cause for not complying with RESET under §  165.52 (relating to good cause).

   (3)  The parent or specified relative who is providing care for a child under 6 years of age and for whom alternate child care arrangement is unavailable.

   (4)  In the process of a compliance review under §  165.51 (relating to compliance review) or receiving TANF assistance pending timely appeal under §  275.4(a)(3)(v)(C)(I) (relating to procedures).

 (b)  Redetermination.

   (1)  The CAO will redetermine eligibility under subsection (a)(1) every 6 months or on the date the 12-month limit on the parent’s exemption from RESET under §  165.21(c)(4) expires, whichever is sooner.

   (2)  Except for eligibility under subsection (a)(1), the CAO will determine eligibility under this section when circumstances change and no less often than every 90 days.

 (c)  Outcome of redetermination.

   (1)  If circumstances have changed so that the family no longer meets the requirements of subsection (a), the CAO will determine if the family is otherwise eligible for Extended TANF under §  141.53, §  141.54 or §  141.55 (relating to eligibility due to domestic violence; maximizing participation project; and mandatory RESET participants).

   (2)  If circumstances have not changed, the CAO will refer the individual to MPP unless the basis for deferred referral is expected to be resolved in less than 90 days from the date of redetermination.

 (d)  Definition. As used in this section, the following word has the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

 Individual—The adult head of household or spouse of head of household.


   The provisions of this §  141.56 issued under sections 402(a)(7)(A)(iii) and (B) and 408(a)(7)(A) and (C) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.A. § §  602(a)(7)(A)(iii) and (B) and 608(a)(7)(A) and (C)); 45 CFR 264.1(c); sections 201(1), 401(a), 403(b), 405, 405.1, 405.3, 432, 432(3) and (8) and 432.21(a) of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(1), 401(a), 403(b), 405, 405.1, 405.3, 432, 432(3) and (8) and 432.21(a)); and the act of May 16, 1996 (P. L. 175, No. 35).


   The provisions of this §  141.56 adopted October 11, 2002, effective October 12, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 5048.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  141.51 (relating to policy); 55 Pa. Code §  141.53 (relating to eligibility based on domestic violence); 55 Pa. Code §  141.54 (relating to maximizing participation project); and 55 Pa. Code §  141.61 (relating to policy).

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