Assisting TANF recipients living with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment: Providing specialized personal and work support

Personal and work supports can be instrumental in helping TANF recipients living with disabilities prepare for and maintain employment. For many TANF recipients living with disabilities, the path to self-sufficiency is encumbered by personal and family challenges that interfere with steady employment. Recognizing that these TANF recipients may require more intensive support than is available through traditional employment programs, some TANF agencies have increased the intensity and/or types of supports available to those living with disabilities. Such supports may include intensive case management, rehabilitative services, job coaching, and support groups, among others. In this practice brief, we profile four programs that provide specialized personal and work supports to help TANF recipients living with disabilities succeed in competitive employment. (author abstract)

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Publication Date: 
January, 2008
January 2008
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OFA Initiatives: 
Systems to Family Stability National Policy Academy
SFS Category: 
Case Management and Coaching
  • Employment
    • Job Readiness
    • Subsidized Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Special Populations
    • Disabled Individuals
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Case Management
    • Services Integration