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SHB 2048: Concerning temporary assistance for needy families time limit extensions

SHB 2048 expands Temporary Assistance for Needy Families time limit extension eligibility to include people who are temporarily prevented from working or looking for a job, who need mental health or substance use disorder treatment, who are homeless or at risk of housing instability, or who can demonstrate another basis by which the TANF time limit would cause undue hardship to themselves or their family. The bill also adds a provision requiring DSHS to modify its regulations that impose the 60-month lifetime limit on households with an ineligible parent to apply only to households with a parent who is ineligible due to fraud and disqualifying claims.