The IRA: Individual Responsiblity Agreements and TANF Family Life Obligations
Publication Date: August 1998
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
This document seeks to identify family life obligations such as health visits, school, teen living, and child support that are required in individual responsibility agreements used by welfare agencies. This analysis is based upon a review of state documents called "personal responsibility plans" or "personal responsibility agreements." Included is a state-by-state summary of family life obligations in IRAs.