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ITG FAQ #4 Answer-What is a long-term family assistance recipient?

A long-term family assistance recipient is an individual who has been certified by your State Employment Security Agent (SESA) as a member of a family that:

  • Has received assistance payments from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) or its successor program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), for at least 18 consecutive months ending on the hiring date;
  • Receives assistance payments from AFDC or TANF for any 18 months (whether or not consecutive) beginning after August 5, 1997, and is hired not more than 2 years after the end of the earliest 18-month period; or
  • Stops being eligible after August 5, 1997, for assistance payments because federal or state law limits the maximum period that assistance is payable, and is hired not more than 2 years after that eligibility for assistance ends.

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