Welfare Reform: State Sanction Policies and Number of Families Affected

HEHS-00-44 Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 07, 2000.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state sanctions for families under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program who do not comply with the program's requirements, focusing on: (1) state sanction policies under TANF; (2) state procedures to reconcile noncompliance before imposing sanctions and state policies on families' right to appeal sanctions; (3) the number of benefit reductions and terminations that result from sanctions; and (4) state studies of families whose benefits are reduced or terminated as a result of sanctions.

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