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

218-RICR-20-00-2 ACTIVE RULE

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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 Active
Effective 11/04/2023

Regulation Authority:

Title XIX of the Social Security Act
R.I. Gen. Laws § 40-5.2-1 et seq.
2024 Rhode Island State Budget

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 implement the Legislative changes that were signed by the Governor with the 2024 Rhode Island State Budget. These changes were effective July 1st, 2023.

The regulatory changes proposed in this filing are identical to the regulatory language currently in effect as of 08/26/2023. The effective version was originally noticed for public comment on 07/27/2023. During that public comment period, a technical error within the RICR system may have prevented comments submitted through RICR’s attachment field from being received by the agency. Any comments submitted directly through RICR’s text box option (with no attachments) or submitted directly to the agency were processed successfully. 

As a result of the technical error, the agency is repromulgating the regulatory changes (effective as of 08/26/2023) to ensure that the public has full access to submit public comments as originally intended. The regulatory language included in this notice redlines changes made in the most recent promulgation. The agency is noticing these changes for additional public comment.