LD 1815
Session - 126th Maine Legislature
LR 2788
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Require a Work Search for Job-ready Applicants for Benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §3762, sub-§21  is enacted to read:

21 Work search requirement.   Before TANF assistance may be granted to an applicant by the department, the applicant, if job ready as determined by the department, must apply in writing for 3 separate advertised jobs and produce verifiable documentation to the department of the applications. To satisfy this work search requirement, the job applications may be submitted at any time from one week prior to the date of the application to the department for TANF assistance to 2 weeks following that date.


This bill creates a work search requirement for job-ready applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

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