Summary: H.R.4818 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/12/1998)

Asset-Building for Working Americans Act - Amends part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) of title IV of the Social Security Act (SSA), as well as SSA titles XVI (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) and XIX (Medicaid), to require States to disregard for the following 12-month period any refunds or advance payments of the earned income tax credit (EITC) in determining eligibility for benefits under TANF, SSI, and Medicaid. Establishes up to a two percent reduction in the next fiscal year's grant to any State as a penalty for failure to disregard such payments.

Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to require a similar disregard for EITC payments under public housing and rental assistance programs.