Summary: H.R.5501 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5501. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/25/1992)

Amends part A (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) (AFDC) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSA) to revise State plan provisions to mandate State programs that provide AFDC recipients with education, training, and work experience needed to prepare them to do without AFDC assistance after four years of program participation. Outlines the administrative framework for such programs, along with conditions for program participation and penalties for violations of such conditions.

Requires parental initiatives in ensuring that children of families on AFDC receive proper immunizations and well-child care and attend school in order for such families to continue receiving AFDC assistance.

Provides for mitigation of the marriage penalty in certain cases where the parent of a family receiving AFDC assistance (original parent) marries an individual who, at the time of the marriage, is not the biological parent of any child of the original parent.

Revises SSA title IV part F (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program), with changes that allow States to reserve food stamp benefit funds and use them instead to provide subsidized jobs under work supplementation programs (work programs).

Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 with respect to employment cashout of food stamp benefits under part F work programs.