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Social Welfare and Advocacy
It is important to learn more about the TANF program in your state and community and how it compares with other states and communities. As you learn more about the TANF program in your state consider the following questions as food for thought: have payment levels changed in recent years? What are program time limits and other rules? What work programs and other services are in place? How many families are receiving aid and how have these figures changed since 1996? Think about the public`s perspectives on the TANF program. The Office of Family Assistance, through the United States Department of Health and Human Services (2013) administers the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. TANF provides assistance and work opportunities to needy families by granting states the Federal funds and wide flexibility to develop and implement their own welfare programs. Click on the following to read more about TANF and the Office of Family Assistance in preparation for your initial response to this discussion. •TANF Overview http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/tanf/tanf-overview.html •Office of Family Assistance http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa •TANF State Programs http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/help I am deployed, current state could be NY, VA or TX as these are possible duty assignments in my immediate future. Next, click on the TANF State Programs link and select your current state to research the TANF`s eligibility requirements for families residing in your state. Obtain your state`s TANF application form and review it carefully. Look for the types and amount of information requested and statements about prosecution for answering falsely or other warnings. Then answer the following Discussion Question: Briefly describe the TANF eligibility requirements for your state. How would this information be useful if you had to apply for financial assistance? What factors (state requirements) would you change to demonstrate advocacy for families-in-need who reside in your community?
Social Welfare and Advocacy Institution Date Introduction Temporary assistance for the needy family is a program intended to provide assistance to needy families so that they can achieve self-efficiency. Different states receive grants which they plan, design and operate agendas in order to realize TANF programs. Through the assistance, needy children can be cared for in their own homes. It also reduce dependency rate of needy families by encouraging work, marriage and job preparation. The program likewise encourages the formation of two parent family while at the same time reducing the number of incidences of pregnancy...