A TANF Assistance Unit participating in the VIEW Program is limited to 24 months of TANF eligibility.
The 24-month eligibility is an accumulated period of time, which includes any month that an individual was a mandatory participant on the first day of the month.
The time clock starts on the date the Agreement of Personal Responsibility is signed.
A month in which the TANF grant is suspended is counted as a month of participation. The 24-month count stops when a mandatory VIEW participant becomes exempt, or the case is placed in inactive status, or the TANF case closes.
If a TANF case closes with months remaining in the 24-month period, the count will resume at the point it stopped, when a new TANF application has been approved and a new Agreement of Personal Responsibility has been signed.
Exception: An assistance unit begins a new 24-month period if the assistance unit did not receive TANF for at least 24 months after case closure or 24 months after termination of transitional transportation, whichever is latest. Sanctions will not carry over into a new 24-month period.
When a parent leaves an assistance unit for any reason, the time on the case clock remains with the existing case. If the parent who left the assistance unit applies for his/her own TANF case, the count on the clock from the previous case will follow and the same months on the clock will remain in place for the parent who remains in the home.
Example: Mr. and Mrs. X and their children receive TANF-UP. Mr. X enrolled in VIEW in December, and the VIEW clock started in January. In June, Mr. X moved out along with one child, and applied for TANF for himself and the child. The VIEW clock for Mrs. X is 6 and Mr. X's VIEW clock is also 6.
When one parent leaves, the children are subject to the time limit and period of ineligibility of the parent with which they reside.
When one parent leaves, a VIEW sanction remains with the individual who caused the sanction.
When a parent is added to a TANF case with an existing time clock, he is subject to the clock of the case.
Example 1: Mr. and Mrs. Y receive TANF-UP and have 6 months on their VIEW clock. Mr. Y leaves the household and moves in with Ms. A, who is a VIEW participant with a VIEW clock of 10 months. Mr. Y is now subject to the VIEW clock of 10 months.
Example 2: Mr. and Mrs. Y receive TANF-UP and have 6 months on their VIEW clock. Mr. Y leaves the household and moves in with Ms. A, who is a VIEW participant with a VIEW clock of 3 months. Mr. Y is now subject to the VIEW clock of 3 months.
When a parent is added to a TANF case without an existing time clock, the case he joins is subject to the clock count at the point he left the previous case.
Example: Mr. and Mrs. Y receive TANF-UP and have 6 months on their VIEW clock. Mr. Y leaves the household and moves in with Ms. A, who is exempt from VIEW and does not have a VIEW clock. Because the case he is joining does not have a VIEW clock, the new case is subject to the VIEW clock of Mr. Y and Ms. A and Mr. Y are now subject to a VIEW clock of 6 months.
The VIEW worker may grant a hardship exception according to the hardship criteria. A hardship exception is an extension of the time limit and cannot be granted during the period of ineligibility (see VA VIEW - Period of Ineligibility).
A TANF case that is granted a hardship extension is not eligible for the VIEW grant calculation.
VA VIEW - Agreement of Personal Responsibility
VA VIEW - Grant Amount Calculations
VA VIEW - On-the-Job Training
VA VIEW - Full Employment Program
VA VIEW - Community Work Experience Program
VA VIEW - Supportive Services
VA VIEW - Transitional Benefits
VA TANF - Overview
VA TANF-UP - Overview
VA TANF Eligibility
VA TANF Assistance Unit
VA TANF-UP Assistance Unit
VA TANF - Time Limit
VA VIEW - Overview
VA Benefit Information System Welcome and Introduction
VA TANF Policy Manual 901.9
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