Pennsylvania Publishes Proposed TANF Rule

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) published a proposed rule in the Pennsylvania Bulletin to expand the types of interviews available to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) applicants and recipients to meet application and redetermination requirements. The proposed rulemaking removes the need for a face-to-face interview and adds a definition for ”personal interview,” which will enable TANF applicants and recipients to participate in required interviews by phone, in person or by other means approved by DHS. This change will make the TANF interview process more flexible, efficient and accessible for applicants and recipients. Comments on the rule are due 30 days after publication.