Priority will be given to LCO Tribal members who are unemployed. Only needy families which means financially-deprived, according to the income and resource criteria established in the LCO Tribal TANF plan may receive particular assistance benefit or services. Needy families are defined as an Indian family with a total countable household income equal to or less than 115% of the current Federal Poverty level for the size of the family applying for assistance.
• Any custodian adult single or two parent families or minor head of households, who are enrolled Tribal members of a federally-recognized tribe, who have one or more children, and resides within the defined service area
• Any families who child(ren) are enrolled tribal members of a federally recognized tribe, and reside within the defined service area
• Any pregnant woman in her third trimester (27 weeks) who is an enrolled tribal member of a federally recognized tribe, is at least 18 years of age, and resides within the defined service area
• Child Only cases: Child(ren) who are being cared for must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe, kinship care benefits will be excluded in a determination of eligibility for LCO tribal TANF benefits
Tribal service area is defined as “on the LCO Reservation and within Sawyer County”
• Individuals participating in the TANF program are required to be engaged in mandatory acceptable work activities. Two-parent families have the option of sharing the required participation hours
• 24 hours per week for single parent families
• 36 hours per week for two-parent families
The tribe defines “engaged in work” or “allowable work activities” as participation in unsubsidized or subsidized employment, work experience, job search activities, participation in educational activites, life skills training, cultural activities, and other acceptable activites approved by the TANF Program Director
Required documents for eligibility: Birth certificate (everyone in TANF unit); Social Security card (everyone in TANF unit); gross income; gross unearned income; Tribal I.D.; residency verification; and proof of child school participation.
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