Rhode Island Works Program Rules and Regulations (218-RICR-20-00-2)


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2.1Purpose and Administration


2.3Application Process

2.4The Assistance Unit

2.5Non-Financial Requirements

2.6Time Limit

2.7Cooperation with the Office of Child Support

2.8Communication between RIW and OCCS Staff

2.9Third-Party Liability

2.10RI Works Program Opportunities

2.11Work Policy and Procedures

2.12Special Program Requirements

2.13Domestic Violence Waiver Process



2.16Support of Dependent Children

2.17Income of Non-Citizen with Liable Sponsors

2.18Standards of Assistance

2.19Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

2.20Budget Methodology

2.21Changes to Household

2.22Interim Reporting


2.24Error Cases

2.25Overpayments to Non-Citizens

2.26Compromising Claims

2.27Terminating and Writing-Off Claims

2.28Methods of Collecting Claims

2.29Notice Requirements

2.30Case Records

Title 218 Department of Human Services
Chapter 20 Individual and Family Support Programs
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 2 Rhode Island Works Program Rules and Regulations (218-RICR-20-00-2)
Type of Filing Direct Final Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 11/11/2022 to 08/26/2023

Regulation Authority:

Title XIX of the Social Security Act
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40-5.2-1 et seq.
2023 RI State Budget - H7123A

Purpose and Reason:

The Rhode Island Works Program (R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 40-5.2-1 et seq.) establishes the legal basis for a welfare to work program to assist needy families to prepare for, accept and retain employment with necessary supports, as quickly as possible, and is the law through which the Federal assistance program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, is available to families in Rhode Island who meet program eligibility criteria. This Direct Final Amendment is being filed to finalize the Emergency Rule that is currently in place which implements the Legislative changes that were signed by the Governor with the 2023 Rhode Island State Budget. These changes were effective July 1st, 2022.