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Title XXXI
LABOR
Chapter 445
WORKFORCE SERVICES
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F.S. 445.028
445.028 Transitional benefits and services.In cooperation with CareerSource Florida, Inc., the Department of Children and Families shall develop procedures to ensure that families leaving the temporary cash assistance program receive transitional benefits and services that will assist the family in moving toward self-sufficiency. At a minimum, such procedures must include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Each recipient of cash assistance who is determined ineligible for cash assistance for a reason other than a work activity sanction shall be contacted by the workforce system case manager and provided information about the availability of transitional benefits and services. Such contact shall be attempted prior to closure of the case management file.
(2) Each recipient of temporary cash assistance who is determined ineligible for cash assistance due to noncompliance with the work activity requirements shall be contacted and provided information in accordance with s. 414.065(1).
(3) The department, in consultation with the board of directors of CareerSource Florida, Inc., shall develop informational material, including posters and brochures, to better inform families about the availability of transitional benefits and services.
(4) CareerSource Florida, Inc., in cooperation with the Department of Children and Families shall, to the extent permitted by federal law, develop procedures to maximize the utilization of transitional Medicaid by families who leave the temporary cash assistance program.
History.s. 27, ch. 2000-165; s. 260, ch. 2014-19; s. 41, ch. 2015-98.