Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual – Table of Contents

0245.010.00 TEB Eligibility

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

TEB payments to families are made when the family loses eligibility for Temporary Assistance benefits due to:

  • an increase in income of the parent(s);
  • 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 payments are not prorated and may be received for up to six (6) consecutive months as long as a family continues to meet the requirements listed below. There is no limit on the number of times a family may receive TEB as long as they lose eligibility for Temporary Assistance as stated above and the following guidelines are met:

  1. The family must have received Temporary Assistance cash benefits for at least one (1) month. This includes a month in which the amount may have been prorated.
  2. Work eligible parents in the family must continue to meet the required work participation hours. The required hours must be met through employment only. The following chart displays applicable hours of participation for household composition.
    Household Type Minimum Number of Hours Required
     Single parent, or two-parent where one parent is disabled, with child(ren) age six or older.  30 hours
     Single parent or two-parent where one parent is disabled, with child(ren) under age six.  20 hours
     Two-parent households  55 hours
  3. The family must meet all Temporary Assistance eligibility requirements with the exception of income.
  4. The family must have been eligible for and received Temporary Assistance in October 2008 or later.

    NOTE: TEB is determined by work eligible parents in the household meeting the work requirements. Parents who are ineligible aliens are the only parents that are not considered work eligible. See the examples below for different household compositions and TEB eligibility.TEB is determined by work eligible parents in the household meeting the work requirements. Parents who are ineligible aliens are the only parents that are not considered work eligible. See the examples below for different household compositions and TEB eligibility.

Single Parent Households:

  • Parent is work eligible and is working the required number of hours for TEB; the family may receive TEB.
  • Parent is work eligible and is not working the required number of hours for TEB; the family does not qualify to receive TEB.
  • Parent is an ineligible alien; the family does not qualify to receive TEB.
  • Parent is disqualified for Temporary Assistance due to being a fugitive felon, a drug related felony conviction or fraudulent receipt of assistance conviction and is working the required number of hours for TEB; the family may receive TEB.
  • Parent is a work eligible parent who meets an exemption or exclusion from Temporary Assistance work requirements and is working the required number of hours for TEB; the family may receive TEB.

Two-Parent Households:

  • Both parents are work eligible and working the required number of hours for TEB; the family may receive TEB.
  • Both parents are work eligible, but only one parent is working and the number of hours is not met for a two-parent household for TEB; the family does not qualify to receive TEB.
  • One parent is an ineligible alien, the other parent is not an ineligible alien and is working the required number of hours for TEB; the family may receive TEB.
  • One parent is an ineligible alien, the other parent is not an ineligible alien and is not working the required number of hours for TEB; the family does not qualify to receive TEB.
  • One parent is disqualified for Temporary Assistance due to being a fugitive felon, a drug related felony conviction, or fraudulent receipt of assistance conviction, one is not, and both parents are working the required number of hours for TEB; the family may receive TEB.
  • One parent is disqualified for Temporary Assistance due to being a fugitive felon, a drug related felony conviction, or fraudulent receipt of assistance conviction, one is not, only one parent is working and the number of hours is not met for a two-parent household, the family does not qualify to receive TEB.

Families will not be eligible to receive TEB if they voluntarily close their Temporary Assistance case to prevent exhaustion of the forty-five (45) month lifetime limit. TEB does not count toward the forty-five (45) month lifetime limit for Temporary Assistance