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55 Pa. Code § 183.97. Ineligibility for disregards from earned income for TANF and GA.

§ 183.97. Ineligibility for disregards from earned income for TANF and GA.

 The deductions in § §  183.94 and 183.95 (relating to eligibility for TANF earned income deductions; and GA earned income deductions) do not apply to the budget month income considered for the corresponding payment month for an applicant or recipient to whom one of the following conditions applies:

   (1)  Within the 30-day period preceding the budget month, the applicant or recipient terminated employment or reduced his earned income without good cause as defined in Chapter 165 (relating to road to economic self-sufficiency through employment and training (RESET) program).

   (2)  Within the 30-day period preceding the budget month, the applicant or recipient refused without good cause, to accept employment in which he was able to engage which was offered through the JS, through the CAO or by an employer whose offer is determined by JS or the CAO to be a bona fide offer and thereby incurs an employment sanction. Ineligibility for the deductions will apply to the budget months corresponding to the payment months of the sanction period even if the disqualifying action has been corrected.

   (3)  He failed, without good cause, to make a timely report of the budget month income as specified in Chapters 125 and 142 (relating to application process; and monthly reporting). Good cause includes, but is not limited to, the following situations: serious illness, accident, death, physical or mental handicap, illiteracy, language problems or postal delay, making it impossible to expect that the usual reporting requirements be met.


   The provisions of this §  183.97 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b), 432 and 432.12 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b), 432 and 432.12); Titles I and III of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Pub. L. No. 104-193) (PRWORA), creating the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, and amending 42 U.S.C.A. § §  601—619, 651—669(b) and 1396u-1; and the Federal TANF regulations in 45 CFR 260.10—265.10.


   The provisions of this §  183.97 adopted August 26, 1988, effective November 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3921; amended October 2, 1992, effective upon publication and apply retroactively to October 1, 1989, 22 Pa.B. 4875; amended September 13, 2002, effective retroactively to March 3, 1997, 32 Pa.B. 4435. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (214401) and (214402).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  183.94 (relating to TANF earned income deductions); 55 Pa. Code §  183.95 (relating to GA earned income deductions); and 55 Pa. Code §  255.4 (relating to procedures).

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