TANF Work Programs

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Under TANF, states require recipients to engage in work activities and must impose sanctions (by reducing or ending benefits) on those who do not meet work requirements.

The Family Income Support Team elevates the ineffectiveness of work requirements. FIS research finds parents subject to work requirements often do not find consistent work or earn enough to lift their families out of poverty.

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