Indiana Code Title 12. Human Services § 12-14-2-5.3




Sec. 5.3 . (a) This section does not apply to a dependent child:

(1) described in section 5.1(b)(3) or 5.1(b)(4) of this chapter;

(2) who is the firstborn of a child less than eighteen (18) years of age who is included in a TANF assistance group when the child becomes a first time minor parent (including all children in the case of a multiple birth);  or

(3) who was conceived in a month the family was not receiving TANF assistance.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c), after July 1, 1995, an additional payment (other than for medical expenses payable under IC 12-15) may not be made for a dependent child who is born more than ten (10) months after the date the family qualifies for assistance under this article.

(c) The division may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 that authorize a voucher for goods and services related to child care that do not exceed one-half ( 1/2 ) of the assistance that a dependent child described in subsection (b) would otherwise receive under section 5 of this chapter.

(d) A dependent child described in subsection (b) is eligible for all child support enforcement services provided in IC 31-25.

(e) Families receiving TANF assistance are encouraged to receive family planning counseling.





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