|HB 0681||Relating to Certain Public Assistance Benefits|
|Sponsor:||HECKEMEYER||Handling House Bill:|
|Last Action:||02/28/95 - Referred H Social Services, Medicaid and the Elderly Committee|
HB0681 Heckemeyer, Joe
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HB 681 -- School Attendance Requirements for AFDC
This bill requires children between the ages of 5 and 18 years to regularly attend school as a condition of eligibility for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) cash grant. Children who have graduated from high school, who have received a high school equivalency diploma, or who attend home schooling are exempted from this requirement. Provisions for obtaining school attendance information from parents and from the schools are outlined. The cash needs of the child who does not regularly attend school are removed from the AFDC cash grant. If a determination is made that a child has failed to regularly attend school, written notification of the reduction in the cash grant and the right of the child or parent of the child to request a hearing must be given by the Department of Social Services. The bill's provisions are effective 90 days after the revisor of statutes has been notified that a federal waiver has been obtained by the Department.