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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 15TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
CHAPTER 372TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES AND SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER BELIGIBILITY
DIVISION 9CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
RULE §372.501Disqualifications Due to Criminal Activity

(a) In TANF, a person is disqualified from receiving benefits if the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) determines the person:

  (1) is a fugitive (a person fleeing to avoid prosecution or confinement for a felony criminal conviction, or found by a court to be violating federal or state probation or parole); or

  (2) is convicted of a felony drug offense (not deferred adjudication) in Texas or another state committed on or after April 1, 2002.

(b) In SNAP, a person is disqualified from receiving benefits if HHSC determines the person:

  (1) is a fugitive (a person fleeing to avoid prosecution or confinement for a felony criminal conviction, or found by a court to be violating federal or state probation or parole); or

  (2) is convicted of a felony drug offense (not deferred adjudication) in Texas or another state committed after August 22, 1996.


Source Note: The provisions of this §372.501 adopted to be effective September 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 5361; amended to be effective April 24, 2011, 36 TexReg 2382

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