Your family can get sanctioned if it does not follow the rules for:
- Child support
- School attendance
If you get sanctioned, DHS should contact you at least once a month to try to get you back in the program. You must continue to participate in work and training activities even while sanctioned. If you do, will keep getting supportive services.
DHS can withhold your cash and medical benefits until you cooperate, unless:
- You are pregnant; or
- You have delivered a baby within the last 60 days.
Your family will keep getting medical and SNAP benefits. But your SNAP benefits will not go up just because your TANF benefits stopped.
Learn more about Getting food stamps (SNAP).
Reconciliation by showing good cause or compliance with RSP
Reconciliation can happen if you are being sanctioned but:
- You disagree with the activities included in your RSP; or
- You want to show that you are following the rules.
If you disagree with your RSP, you must show good cause for why you did not follow it. Some examples of good cause are:
- DHS failed to provide the supportive services that are part of your RSP;
- You were temporarily sick;
- You had a family crisis;
- You could not get child care for your child under age 13; or
- You became homeless.
Updated: August 2017