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SB 6394: Relating to income eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families benefits for a child

SB 6394 amends the statute relating to child-only TANF and allows the Department of Social and Health Services, by rule, to exempt 50% of a caregiver’s unearned income in determining eligibility and benefit standards. This pertains to situations where a child is living with a caregiver other than her or his parents (does not pertain to foster care). Unearned income is defined as income received from a source other than employment or self-employment.