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The IRA: Individual Responsiblity Agreements and TANF Family Life Obligations

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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

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Report

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.