Montana Code Annotated 2019

TITLE 53. SOCIAL SERVICES AND INSTITUTIONS

CHAPTER 4. CHILDREN'S SERVICES

Part 7. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) -- Training

Sanctions

53-4-717. Sanctions. If an individual receiving cash assistance is required to participate in an employment and training program as a condition of an individual responsibility plan and fails without good cause to participate, the individual must be sanctioned in accordance with rules established by the department. Except as required by federal law, a sanction may not include any restriction or termination of food stamps or medicaid coverage, and child-care benefits may only be continued for employment-related activities required by the individual responsibility plan that the participant has signed that are to be performed during the sanction period. The department may establish rules to ensure that individuals who participate in good faith are sanctioned properly and obtain additional case management services to ensure compliance with the individual responsibility plan.

History: En. Sec. 10, Ch. 550, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 24, Ch. 491, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 45, Ch. 486, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 458, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 35, Ch. 465, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 30, Ch. 41, L. 2019.