Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0245.000.00 Transitional Employment Benefit

IM-74 May 27, 2020; IM-79 September 29, 2008

Effective October 1, 2008, Transitional Employment Benefit (TEB) must be explored for any Temporary Assistance case with earned income that closes due to excess income of the parent(s). TEB is a fifty dollar ($50.00) payment to families for up to six (6) months when the family loses eligibility for Temporary Assistance benefits due to an increase in income, removal of an earnings disregard or an allowable expense deduction, or a household composition change which causes ineligibility due to income guidelines for Temporary Assistance. TEB helps to support working families during their transition into employment and the loss of eligibility for Temporary Assistance.

Transitional Employment Benefits do not count toward the forty-five (45) month lifetime limit for Temporary Assistance. There is no limit on the number of times a family may receive a Transitional Employment Benefit.