Written Testimony: House Subcommittee on Human Resources Hearing on Waiving TANF Work Requirements

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Congressional Testimony | March 18, 2013

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Hearing on Waiving Work Requirements in the
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program
February 28, 2013

Written Testimony
Subcommittee on Human Resources
Committee on Ways and Means
U.S. House of Representatives

On behalf of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Ad Hoc Task Force, we thank you for holding this hearing and appreciate the opportunity to submit written testimony. This testimony is being submitted on behalf of the Task Force by Co-Chairs Sharon McDonald, National Alliance to End Homelessness and T.J. Sutcliffe, The Arc of the United States.

CCD is a coalition of national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. Since 1973, the CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with all types of disabilities. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the nearly 57 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society. The CCD TANF Ad Hoc Task Force works to promote the employment and employment-readiness of parents in families that include a parent or a child with a disability who receive, or are eligible to receive,TANF assistance.

CCD strongly supports TANF waiver authority or other approaches to provide additional flexibility to states to test work activities and other strategies to improve the employment outcomes and self-sufficiency of families that include a person with a disability.