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TANF drug testing law made official

March 26, 2014

Tyrone Ellis
Gary Jackson

A new Mississippi law will require all new Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) applicants to answer a questionnaire that could lead to drug testing in order to receive money from the program.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 49, which lays the framework for the assistance program’s changes, into law Monday.

TANF provides financial assistance for families with children up to 18 years old. The program is administered by the Mississippi Department of Human Services. According to MDHS documentation, TANF eligibility is determined based on total family income, resources (a family must not own property other than a home or have cash or other resources with a value of more than $2,000), deprivation (children must be deprived of both parents by reason of absence, incapacity or unemployment) and child support requirements.

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