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EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Attachment – 104-Cash Assistance Application Process and Procedurespdf253 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Policy Updatepdf26 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 114pdf453 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Policy Updatepdf77 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Attachment – 104D – Family Violence Optionpdf175 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIIpdf113 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 263 Part Ipdf341 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIpdf61 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updatespdf70 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf230 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf310 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Policy Updatespdf80 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Policy Updatespdf119 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Policy Updatespdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104Apdf178 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf311 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Policy Updatespdf128 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Policy Updatepdf39 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 104pdf223 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Policy Updatepdf13 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 118pdf380 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Policy Updatepdf95 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 120pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 102pdf189 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: WF Policy Section 114pdf455 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Policy Updatepdf12 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: Policy Updatepdf24 KB
EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Policy Updatepdf86 KB
EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf273 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Policy Updatepdf74 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 108pdf123 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 119pdf160 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 001pdf138 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Policy Updatepdf90 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf215 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Policy Updatepdf83 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: New Federal Poverty Limit (FPL) Guidelinespdf20 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to address Work First Manual Section 112, Kinship and Living with Requirements. Program language was updated to provide clarification and incorporate current NC FAST terminology.pdf17 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 112pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 202pdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf213 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update and modify Manual Section 202, Changes in Situation by incorporating Administrative Letter 2-2013 and to include Manual Section 204, Change in County of Residence.pdf18 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf186 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to provide the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines for 2020.pdf16 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits.pdf120 KB
CN-01-2019: This change notice provides clarification for Work First Manual Section 201, Reviews for Work First Family Assistance.pdf60 KB
CN-01-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 205, Payment Rules and Benefit Issuancepdf184 KB
CN-02-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104B, Substance Use/ Mental Health Initiative.pdf169 KB
CN-01-2017: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide clarification and update to the policies contained in Work First Manual Section 111, Citizenship/Immigrant Requirement.pdf135 KB
CN-02-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104, The Application Interview and Section 130, Application Processing. The revision identifies substantive changes to both policy guidance and procedure.pdf187 KB
CN-03-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 118, Work Requirements and Services.pdf151 KB
CN-01-2016: Work First Manual Section 114, Income and Budgeting, is revised to remove duplicative income and budgeting policies now found in Section 4000 of the Integrated Eligibility Manual (IEM).pdf131 KB
CN-01-2015: This change notice provides information regarding the revisions to Manual Section 104B, Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative, to support the implementation of the mandated law.pdf143 KB
CN-01-2011: The policy addressed in this notice is for Work First Manual Section 002.pdf45 KB
CN-03-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual sections 111, 118, 119 and 120.pdf67 KB
CN-02-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual Sections 111 and 130.pdf50 KB
CN-04-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 203.pdf46 KB
CN-05-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 003.pdf48 KB
CN-01-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification and language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf51 KB
CN-02-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to reflect policy changes as it relates to the State Plan, provide clarifications, ensure language consistency and streamline the manual.pdf74 KB
CN-04-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarifications.pdf58 KB
CN-03-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification as well as language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf80 KB
CN-05-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Sections 103, 110, 205, and 210.pdf68 KB
CN-06-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Section 104. Policy has been added to clarify the Job Quit Penalty at application.pdf50 KB
CN-01-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf54 KB
CN-02-2009: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification, incorporate updated Federal guidance, and to address additional concerns cited by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf72 KB
CN-03-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification, language changes to ensure policy consistency and to streamline policy.pdf61 KB
CN-01-2008: The changes that are addressed in the attached Section 103 of the Work First Manual are to clarify that workers are expected to monitor participants’ progress at least every 12 weeks.pdf46 KB
CN-04-2008: Figures 1 and 2 have been revised to reflect the new 150 and 200 percent poverty guidelines.pdf44 KB
CN-03-2008: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide further guidance regarding immigrant access as recommended by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf45 KB
CN-06-2008: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf69 KB
CN-05-2008: A new section has been added to the Work First Policy manual, Section 117.pdf43 KB
CN-07-2008: The changes to Work First Manual Section 114 were made to clarify current policy and to ensure policy consistency with Division of Medical Assistance Policy, when applicable.pdf45 KB
CN-08-2008: The Federal Final Rule was published in February of 2008. This final rule implements the changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf54 KB
CN-01-2007: The Federal Poverty Guidelines have been received for this year. Therefore, this change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2007.pdf70 KB
CN-03-2007: The section has also been reformatted to allow for a clearer presentation of policy.pdf52 KB
CN-02-2007: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide policy clarification and consistency.pdf58 KB
CN-04-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached sections of the Work First Manual are to clarify that those applicants or recipients providing evidence of currently participating in a treatment program are not required during application or review, if appropriate, to be screened for substance abuse, to clarify that spouses of step relatives do not meet the kinship rule, and to incorporate the changes related to the Work Verification Plan as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf49 KB
CN-05-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached section of the Work First Manual are to revise the resource policy, clarify and define motor vehicle, clarify the policy on deeming resources to an immigrant from a sponsor.pdf57 KB
CN-02-2006: The purpose of this letter is to clarify existing Work First policy on Citizenship and Immigrant rules.pdf67 KB
CN-01-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide guidelines on timely notices for Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf73 KB
CN-04-2006: Federal law requires that the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).pdf10 KB
CN-03-2006: Federal Poverty Guidelines updated monthly amounts for 2006pdf9 KB
CN-05-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide clarification on Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf69 KB
CN-07-2006: Work First Manual Section 263Pt1pdf73 KB
CN-06-2006: The following manual sections have been changed: 102,104, 111, 130, 201, 202 and 206.pdf98 KB
CN-08-2006: The attached policy manual revisions are intended to bring North Carolina’s Work First Program in compliance with federal law and rule.pdf59 KB
CN-01-2005: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf14 KB
CN-03-2005: Based on recommendations made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), policy changes have been made on the appropriate use of social security numbers in sections 104, 110, and 111.pdf81 KB
CN-02-2005: Changes made to this section reflect current policy regarding Workers Compensation for Work Experience participants.pdf70 KB
CN-04-2005: Work First Manual Section 118, including figures 2 and 10, were updated to reflect the new Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier, Granite State Company/AIG Group.pdf73 KB
CN-02-2004: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf16 KB
CN-01-2004: This change is effective immediately and makes obsolete DSS Administrative Letter No. 06-2003 Economic Independence.pdf10 KB
CN-04-2004: Procedures are being added to Section 210 (Payment Procedures) of the Work First Manualpdf10 KB
CN-03-2004: The most significant change is the addition, at I. B., of a list of required verifications and documentation. Part II is also revised to clarify that a face to face interview is required at least once every twelve months.pdf66 KB
CN-05-2004: North Carolina implemented a new state TANF Plan effective October 1, 2003.pdf67 KB
CN-07-2004: Text is deleted from section II.pdf12 KB
CN-06-2004: These changes are being implemented to conform to changes contained in the TANF State Plan approved by the General Assembly (P.L. 104-193) that was effective October 1, 2003.pdf85 KB
CN-13-2004: The purpose of this change notice is to correct code “AJCD” which is used to decrease balance on a claim in EPICS.pdf67 KB
CN-12-2004: An EPIS reporting calendar for September 2004 has been added to Figure 1 of Section 118.pdf10 KB
CN-14-2004: The Audit/Dast-10 (DSS-8218) has been modified to include a date and client identification number line.pdf9 KB
CN-02-2003: This section adds new policy, criteria and instructions for reporting aliens who are residing in the U.S. unlawfully.pdf12 KB
CN-01-2003: The purpose of this Change Notice is to revise the EPIS Reporting Calendar to reflect the weeks for Federal Fiscal Year 2003.pdf12 KB
CN-04-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to delete all references to Automated Food Stamps (AFS).pdf86 KB
CN-03-2003: The purpose of this change is to clarify existing Family Violence Policy to include more specific guidelines in the areas of training, notification, screening, waivers, and confidentiality.pdf46 KB
CN-06-2003: Specific requirements are listed to clarify which eligibility requirements of the Work First Family Assistance Program must be met for Benefit Diversion.pdf70 KB
CN-05-2003: The federal poverty guidelines for this year have been received. This change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2003.pdf12 KB
CN-07-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to incorporate instructions for writing off claims for overpayments and to incorporate policy regarding the “O” Appeal Indicator for North Carolina Debt Setoff from DSS Administrative Letter 6-2002.pdf67 KB
CN-09-2003: This change gives instructions for assessing the eligibility of battered immigrants and removes instructions on deeming the income of sponsors.pdf11 KB
CN-08-2003: Section 113 of the Work First Manual is deleted and instructions on determining incapacity are moved from Section 113 into Section 119.pdf66 KB
CN-10-2003: When keying hours into EPIS for October 2003, verify that hours are entered for five weeks.pdf9 KB
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EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Policy Updatepdf86 KB
EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf273 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIIpdf113 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIpdf61 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updatespdf70 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 263 Part Ipdf341 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Policy Updatepdf39 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 104pdf223 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Policy Updatepdf74 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 108pdf123 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Policy Updatespdf80 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 114pdf453 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf230 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Policy Updatepdf13 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 118pdf380 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Policy Updatepdf90 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 119pdf160 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to address Work First Manual Section 112, Kinship and Living with Requirements. Program language was updated to provide clarification and incorporate current NC FAST terminology.pdf17 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 112pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Policy Updatespdf119 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf310 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Policy Updatepdf95 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 120pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Policy Updatepdf83 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 001pdf138 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update and modify Manual Section 202, Changes in Situation by incorporating Administrative Letter 2-2013 and to include Manual Section 204, Change in County of Residence.pdf18 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 202pdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Policy Updatepdf26 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Attachment – 104-Cash Assistance Application Process and Procedurespdf253 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Policy Updatespdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104Apdf178 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Policy Updatepdf12 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 102pdf189 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to provide the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines for 2020.pdf16 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf213 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Policy Updatepdf77 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Attachment – 104D – Family Violence Optionpdf175 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Policy Updatespdf128 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf311 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: WF Policy Section 114pdf455 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: Policy Updatepdf24 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: New Federal Poverty Limit (FPL) Guidelinespdf20 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf215 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits.pdf120 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf186 KB
CN-14-2004: The Audit/Dast-10 (DSS-8218) has been modified to include a date and client identification number line.pdf9 KB
CN-13-2004: The purpose of this change notice is to correct code “AJCD” which is used to decrease balance on a claim in EPICS.pdf67 KB
CN-12-2004: An EPIS reporting calendar for September 2004 has been added to Figure 1 of Section 118.pdf10 KB
CN-10-2003: When keying hours into EPIS for October 2003, verify that hours are entered for five weeks.pdf9 KB
CN-09-2003: This change gives instructions for assessing the eligibility of battered immigrants and removes instructions on deeming the income of sponsors.pdf11 KB
CN-08-2008: The Federal Final Rule was published in February of 2008. This final rule implements the changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf54 KB
CN-08-2006: The attached policy manual revisions are intended to bring North Carolina’s Work First Program in compliance with federal law and rule.pdf59 KB
CN-08-2003: Section 113 of the Work First Manual is deleted and instructions on determining incapacity are moved from Section 113 into Section 119.pdf66 KB
CN-07-2008: The changes to Work First Manual Section 114 were made to clarify current policy and to ensure policy consistency with Division of Medical Assistance Policy, when applicable.pdf45 KB
CN-07-2006: Work First Manual Section 263Pt1pdf73 KB
CN-07-2004: Text is deleted from section II.pdf12 KB
CN-07-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to incorporate instructions for writing off claims for overpayments and to incorporate policy regarding the “O” Appeal Indicator for North Carolina Debt Setoff from DSS Administrative Letter 6-2002.pdf67 KB
CN-06-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Section 104. Policy has been added to clarify the Job Quit Penalty at application.pdf50 KB
CN-06-2008: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf69 KB
CN-06-2006: The following manual sections have been changed: 102,104, 111, 130, 201, 202 and 206.pdf98 KB
CN-06-2004: These changes are being implemented to conform to changes contained in the TANF State Plan approved by the General Assembly (P.L. 104-193) that was effective October 1, 2003.pdf85 KB
CN-06-2003: Specific requirements are listed to clarify which eligibility requirements of the Work First Family Assistance Program must be met for Benefit Diversion.pdf70 KB
CN-05-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 003.pdf48 KB
CN-05-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Sections 103, 110, 205, and 210.pdf68 KB
CN-05-2008: A new section has been added to the Work First Policy manual, Section 117.pdf43 KB
CN-05-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached section of the Work First Manual are to revise the resource policy, clarify and define motor vehicle, clarify the policy on deeming resources to an immigrant from a sponsor.pdf57 KB
CN-05-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide clarification on Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf69 KB
CN-05-2004: North Carolina implemented a new state TANF Plan effective October 1, 2003.pdf67 KB
CN-05-2003: The federal poverty guidelines for this year have been received. This change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2003.pdf12 KB
CN-04-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 203.pdf46 KB
CN-04-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarifications.pdf58 KB
CN-04-2008: Figures 1 and 2 have been revised to reflect the new 150 and 200 percent poverty guidelines.pdf44 KB
CN-04-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached sections of the Work First Manual are to clarify that those applicants or recipients providing evidence of currently participating in a treatment program are not required during application or review, if appropriate, to be screened for substance abuse, to clarify that spouses of step relatives do not meet the kinship rule, and to incorporate the changes related to the Work Verification Plan as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf49 KB
CN-04-2006: Federal law requires that the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).pdf10 KB
CN-04-2005: Work First Manual Section 118, including figures 2 and 10, were updated to reflect the new Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier, Granite State Company/AIG Group.pdf73 KB
CN-04-2004: Procedures are being added to Section 210 (Payment Procedures) of the Work First Manualpdf10 KB
CN-04-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to delete all references to Automated Food Stamps (AFS).pdf86 KB
CN-03-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 118, Work Requirements and Services.pdf151 KB
CN-03-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual sections 111, 118, 119 and 120.pdf67 KB
CN-03-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification as well as language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf80 KB
CN-03-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification, language changes to ensure policy consistency and to streamline policy.pdf61 KB
CN-03-2008: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide further guidance regarding immigrant access as recommended by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf45 KB
CN-03-2007: The section has also been reformatted to allow for a clearer presentation of policy.pdf52 KB
CN-03-2006: Federal Poverty Guidelines updated monthly amounts for 2006pdf9 KB
CN-03-2005: Based on recommendations made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), policy changes have been made on the appropriate use of social security numbers in sections 104, 110, and 111.pdf81 KB
CN-03-2004: The most significant change is the addition, at I. B., of a list of required verifications and documentation. Part II is also revised to clarify that a face to face interview is required at least once every twelve months.pdf66 KB
CN-03-2003: The purpose of this change is to clarify existing Family Violence Policy to include more specific guidelines in the areas of training, notification, screening, waivers, and confidentiality.pdf46 KB
CN-02-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104B, Substance Use/ Mental Health Initiative.pdf169 KB
CN-02-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104, The Application Interview and Section 130, Application Processing. The revision identifies substantive changes to both policy guidance and procedure.pdf187 KB
CN-02-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual Sections 111 and 130.pdf50 KB
CN-02-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to reflect policy changes as it relates to the State Plan, provide clarifications, ensure language consistency and streamline the manual.pdf74 KB
CN-02-2009: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification, incorporate updated Federal guidance, and to address additional concerns cited by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf72 KB
CN-02-2007: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide policy clarification and consistency.pdf58 KB
CN-02-2006: The purpose of this letter is to clarify existing Work First policy on Citizenship and Immigrant rules.pdf67 KB
CN-02-2005: Changes made to this section reflect current policy regarding Workers Compensation for Work Experience participants.pdf70 KB
CN-02-2004: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf16 KB
CN-02-2003: This section adds new policy, criteria and instructions for reporting aliens who are residing in the U.S. unlawfully.pdf12 KB
CN-01-2019: This change notice provides clarification for Work First Manual Section 201, Reviews for Work First Family Assistance.pdf60 KB
CN-01-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 205, Payment Rules and Benefit Issuancepdf184 KB
CN-01-2017: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide clarification and update to the policies contained in Work First Manual Section 111, Citizenship/Immigrant Requirement.pdf135 KB
CN-01-2016: Work First Manual Section 114, Income and Budgeting, is revised to remove duplicative income and budgeting policies now found in Section 4000 of the Integrated Eligibility Manual (IEM).pdf131 KB
CN-01-2015: This change notice provides information regarding the revisions to Manual Section 104B, Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative, to support the implementation of the mandated law.pdf143 KB
CN-01-2011: The policy addressed in this notice is for Work First Manual Section 002.pdf45 KB
CN-01-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification and language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf51 KB
CN-01-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf54 KB
CN-01-2008: The changes that are addressed in the attached Section 103 of the Work First Manual are to clarify that workers are expected to monitor participants’ progress at least every 12 weeks.pdf46 KB
CN-01-2007: The Federal Poverty Guidelines have been received for this year. Therefore, this change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2007.pdf70 KB
CN-01-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide guidelines on timely notices for Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf73 KB
CN-01-2005: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf14 KB
CN-01-2004: This change is effective immediately and makes obsolete DSS Administrative Letter No. 06-2003 Economic Independence.pdf10 KB
CN-01-2003: The purpose of this Change Notice is to revise the EPIS Reporting Calendar to reflect the weeks for Federal Fiscal Year 2003.pdf12 KB
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EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Policy Updatepdf86 KB
EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf273 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIIpdf113 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIpdf61 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updatespdf70 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 263 Part Ipdf341 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Policy Updatepdf39 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 104pdf223 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Policy Updatepdf74 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 108pdf123 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Policy Updatespdf80 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 114pdf453 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf230 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Policy Updatepdf13 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 118pdf380 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Policy Updatepdf90 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 119pdf160 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to address Work First Manual Section 112, Kinship and Living with Requirements. Program language was updated to provide clarification and incorporate current NC FAST terminology.pdf17 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 112pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Policy Updatespdf119 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf310 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Policy Updatepdf95 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 120pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Policy Updatepdf83 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 001pdf138 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update and modify Manual Section 202, Changes in Situation by incorporating Administrative Letter 2-2013 and to include Manual Section 204, Change in County of Residence.pdf18 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 202pdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Policy Updatepdf26 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Attachment – 104-Cash Assistance Application Process and Procedurespdf253 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Policy Updatespdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104Apdf178 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Policy Updatepdf12 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 102pdf189 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to provide the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines for 2020.pdf16 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf213 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Policy Updatepdf77 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Attachment – 104D – Family Violence Optionpdf175 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Policy Updatespdf128 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf311 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: WF Policy Section 114pdf455 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: Policy Updatepdf24 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: New Federal Poverty Limit (FPL) Guidelinespdf20 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf215 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits.pdf120 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf186 KB
CN-14-2004: The Audit/Dast-10 (DSS-8218) has been modified to include a date and client identification number line.pdf9 KB
CN-13-2004: The purpose of this change notice is to correct code “AJCD” which is used to decrease balance on a claim in EPICS.pdf67 KB
CN-12-2004: An EPIS reporting calendar for September 2004 has been added to Figure 1 of Section 118.pdf10 KB
CN-10-2003: When keying hours into EPIS for October 2003, verify that hours are entered for five weeks.pdf9 KB
CN-09-2003: This change gives instructions for assessing the eligibility of battered immigrants and removes instructions on deeming the income of sponsors.pdf11 KB
CN-08-2008: The Federal Final Rule was published in February of 2008. This final rule implements the changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf54 KB
CN-08-2006: The attached policy manual revisions are intended to bring North Carolina’s Work First Program in compliance with federal law and rule.pdf59 KB
CN-08-2003: Section 113 of the Work First Manual is deleted and instructions on determining incapacity are moved from Section 113 into Section 119.pdf66 KB
CN-07-2008: The changes to Work First Manual Section 114 were made to clarify current policy and to ensure policy consistency with Division of Medical Assistance Policy, when applicable.pdf45 KB
CN-07-2006: Work First Manual Section 263Pt1pdf73 KB
CN-07-2004: Text is deleted from section II.pdf12 KB
CN-07-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to incorporate instructions for writing off claims for overpayments and to incorporate policy regarding the “O” Appeal Indicator for North Carolina Debt Setoff from DSS Administrative Letter 6-2002.pdf67 KB
CN-06-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Section 104. Policy has been added to clarify the Job Quit Penalty at application.pdf50 KB
CN-06-2008: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf69 KB
CN-06-2006: The following manual sections have been changed: 102,104, 111, 130, 201, 202 and 206.pdf98 KB
CN-06-2004: These changes are being implemented to conform to changes contained in the TANF State Plan approved by the General Assembly (P.L. 104-193) that was effective October 1, 2003.pdf85 KB
CN-06-2003: Specific requirements are listed to clarify which eligibility requirements of the Work First Family Assistance Program must be met for Benefit Diversion.pdf70 KB
CN-05-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 003.pdf48 KB
CN-05-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Sections 103, 110, 205, and 210.pdf68 KB
CN-05-2008: A new section has been added to the Work First Policy manual, Section 117.pdf43 KB
CN-05-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached section of the Work First Manual are to revise the resource policy, clarify and define motor vehicle, clarify the policy on deeming resources to an immigrant from a sponsor.pdf57 KB
CN-05-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide clarification on Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf69 KB
CN-05-2004: North Carolina implemented a new state TANF Plan effective October 1, 2003.pdf67 KB
CN-05-2003: The federal poverty guidelines for this year have been received. This change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2003.pdf12 KB
CN-04-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 203.pdf46 KB
CN-04-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarifications.pdf58 KB
CN-04-2008: Figures 1 and 2 have been revised to reflect the new 150 and 200 percent poverty guidelines.pdf44 KB
CN-04-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached sections of the Work First Manual are to clarify that those applicants or recipients providing evidence of currently participating in a treatment program are not required during application or review, if appropriate, to be screened for substance abuse, to clarify that spouses of step relatives do not meet the kinship rule, and to incorporate the changes related to the Work Verification Plan as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf49 KB
CN-04-2006: Federal law requires that the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).pdf10 KB
CN-04-2005: Work First Manual Section 118, including figures 2 and 10, were updated to reflect the new Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier, Granite State Company/AIG Group.pdf73 KB
CN-04-2004: Procedures are being added to Section 210 (Payment Procedures) of the Work First Manualpdf10 KB
CN-04-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to delete all references to Automated Food Stamps (AFS).pdf86 KB
CN-03-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 118, Work Requirements and Services.pdf151 KB
CN-03-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual sections 111, 118, 119 and 120.pdf67 KB
CN-03-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification as well as language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf80 KB
CN-03-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification, language changes to ensure policy consistency and to streamline policy.pdf61 KB
CN-03-2008: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide further guidance regarding immigrant access as recommended by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf45 KB
CN-03-2007: The section has also been reformatted to allow for a clearer presentation of policy.pdf52 KB
CN-03-2006: Federal Poverty Guidelines updated monthly amounts for 2006pdf9 KB
CN-03-2005: Based on recommendations made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), policy changes have been made on the appropriate use of social security numbers in sections 104, 110, and 111.pdf81 KB
CN-03-2004: The most significant change is the addition, at I. B., of a list of required verifications and documentation. Part II is also revised to clarify that a face to face interview is required at least once every twelve months.pdf66 KB
CN-03-2003: The purpose of this change is to clarify existing Family Violence Policy to include more specific guidelines in the areas of training, notification, screening, waivers, and confidentiality.pdf46 KB
CN-02-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104B, Substance Use/ Mental Health Initiative.pdf169 KB
CN-02-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104, The Application Interview and Section 130, Application Processing. The revision identifies substantive changes to both policy guidance and procedure.pdf187 KB
CN-02-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual Sections 111 and 130.pdf50 KB
CN-02-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to reflect policy changes as it relates to the State Plan, provide clarifications, ensure language consistency and streamline the manual.pdf74 KB
CN-02-2009: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification, incorporate updated Federal guidance, and to address additional concerns cited by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf72 KB
CN-02-2007: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide policy clarification and consistency.pdf58 KB
CN-02-2006: The purpose of this letter is to clarify existing Work First policy on Citizenship and Immigrant rules.pdf67 KB
CN-02-2005: Changes made to this section reflect current policy regarding Workers Compensation for Work Experience participants.pdf70 KB
CN-02-2004: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf16 KB
CN-02-2003: This section adds new policy, criteria and instructions for reporting aliens who are residing in the U.S. unlawfully.pdf12 KB
CN-01-2019: This change notice provides clarification for Work First Manual Section 201, Reviews for Work First Family Assistance.pdf60 KB
CN-01-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 205, Payment Rules and Benefit Issuancepdf184 KB
CN-01-2017: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide clarification and update to the policies contained in Work First Manual Section 111, Citizenship/Immigrant Requirement.pdf135 KB
CN-01-2016: Work First Manual Section 114, Income and Budgeting, is revised to remove duplicative income and budgeting policies now found in Section 4000 of the Integrated Eligibility Manual (IEM).pdf131 KB
CN-01-2015: This change notice provides information regarding the revisions to Manual Section 104B, Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative, to support the implementation of the mandated law.pdf143 KB
CN-01-2011: The policy addressed in this notice is for Work First Manual Section 002.pdf45 KB
CN-01-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification and language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf51 KB
CN-01-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf54 KB
CN-01-2008: The changes that are addressed in the attached Section 103 of the Work First Manual are to clarify that workers are expected to monitor participants’ progress at least every 12 weeks.pdf46 KB
CN-01-2007: The Federal Poverty Guidelines have been received for this year. Therefore, this change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2007.pdf70 KB
CN-01-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide guidelines on timely notices for Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf73 KB
CN-01-2005: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf14 KB
CN-01-2004: This change is effective immediately and makes obsolete DSS Administrative Letter No. 06-2003 Economic Independence.pdf10 KB
CN-01-2003: The purpose of this Change Notice is to revise the EPIS Reporting Calendar to reflect the weeks for Federal Fiscal Year 2003.pdf12 KB
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EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf273 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIIpdf113 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIpdf61 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updatespdf70 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 263 Part Ipdf341 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Policy Updatepdf39 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 104pdf223 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Policy Updatepdf74 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 108pdf123 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Policy Updatespdf80 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 114pdf453 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf230 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Policy Updatepdf13 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 118pdf380 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Policy Updatepdf90 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 119pdf160 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to address Work First Manual Section 112, Kinship and Living with Requirements. Program language was updated to provide clarification and incorporate current NC FAST terminology.pdf17 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 112pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Policy Updatespdf119 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf310 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Policy Updatepdf95 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 120pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Policy Updatepdf83 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 001pdf138 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update and modify Manual Section 202, Changes in Situation by incorporating Administrative Letter 2-2013 and to include Manual Section 204, Change in County of Residence.pdf18 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 202pdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Policy Updatepdf26 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Attachment – 104-Cash Assistance Application Process and Procedurespdf253 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Policy Updatespdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104Apdf178 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Policy Updatepdf12 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 102pdf189 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to provide the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines for 2020.pdf16 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf213 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Policy Updatepdf77 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Attachment – 104D – Family Violence Optionpdf175 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Policy Updatespdf128 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf311 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: WF Policy Section 114pdf455 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: Policy Updatepdf24 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: New Federal Poverty Limit (FPL) Guidelinespdf20 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf215 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits.pdf120 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf186 KB
CN-14-2004: The Audit/Dast-10 (DSS-8218) has been modified to include a date and client identification number line.pdf9 KB
CN-13-2004: The purpose of this change notice is to correct code “AJCD” which is used to decrease balance on a claim in EPICS.pdf67 KB
CN-12-2004: An EPIS reporting calendar for September 2004 has been added to Figure 1 of Section 118.pdf10 KB
CN-10-2003: When keying hours into EPIS for October 2003, verify that hours are entered for five weeks.pdf9 KB
CN-09-2003: This change gives instructions for assessing the eligibility of battered immigrants and removes instructions on deeming the income of sponsors.pdf11 KB
CN-08-2008: The Federal Final Rule was published in February of 2008. This final rule implements the changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf54 KB
CN-08-2006: The attached policy manual revisions are intended to bring North Carolina’s Work First Program in compliance with federal law and rule.pdf59 KB
CN-08-2003: Section 113 of the Work First Manual is deleted and instructions on determining incapacity are moved from Section 113 into Section 119.pdf66 KB
CN-07-2008: The changes to Work First Manual Section 114 were made to clarify current policy and to ensure policy consistency with Division of Medical Assistance Policy, when applicable.pdf45 KB
CN-07-2006: Work First Manual Section 263Pt1pdf73 KB
CN-07-2004: Text is deleted from section II.pdf12 KB
CN-07-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to incorporate instructions for writing off claims for overpayments and to incorporate policy regarding the “O” Appeal Indicator for North Carolina Debt Setoff from DSS Administrative Letter 6-2002.pdf67 KB
CN-06-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Section 104. Policy has been added to clarify the Job Quit Penalty at application.pdf50 KB
CN-06-2008: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf69 KB
CN-06-2006: The following manual sections have been changed: 102,104, 111, 130, 201, 202 and 206.pdf98 KB
CN-06-2004: These changes are being implemented to conform to changes contained in the TANF State Plan approved by the General Assembly (P.L. 104-193) that was effective October 1, 2003.pdf85 KB
CN-06-2003: Specific requirements are listed to clarify which eligibility requirements of the Work First Family Assistance Program must be met for Benefit Diversion.pdf70 KB
CN-05-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 003.pdf48 KB
CN-05-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Sections 103, 110, 205, and 210.pdf68 KB
CN-05-2008: A new section has been added to the Work First Policy manual, Section 117.pdf43 KB
CN-05-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached section of the Work First Manual are to revise the resource policy, clarify and define motor vehicle, clarify the policy on deeming resources to an immigrant from a sponsor.pdf57 KB
CN-05-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide clarification on Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf69 KB
CN-05-2004: North Carolina implemented a new state TANF Plan effective October 1, 2003.pdf67 KB
CN-05-2003: The federal poverty guidelines for this year have been received. This change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2003.pdf12 KB
CN-04-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 203.pdf46 KB
CN-04-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarifications.pdf58 KB
CN-04-2008: Figures 1 and 2 have been revised to reflect the new 150 and 200 percent poverty guidelines.pdf44 KB
CN-04-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached sections of the Work First Manual are to clarify that those applicants or recipients providing evidence of currently participating in a treatment program are not required during application or review, if appropriate, to be screened for substance abuse, to clarify that spouses of step relatives do not meet the kinship rule, and to incorporate the changes related to the Work Verification Plan as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf49 KB
CN-04-2006: Federal law requires that the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).pdf10 KB
CN-04-2005: Work First Manual Section 118, including figures 2 and 10, were updated to reflect the new Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier, Granite State Company/AIG Group.pdf73 KB
CN-04-2004: Procedures are being added to Section 210 (Payment Procedures) of the Work First Manualpdf10 KB
CN-04-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to delete all references to Automated Food Stamps (AFS).pdf86 KB
CN-03-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 118, Work Requirements and Services.pdf151 KB
CN-03-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual sections 111, 118, 119 and 120.pdf67 KB
CN-03-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification as well as language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf80 KB
CN-03-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification, language changes to ensure policy consistency and to streamline policy.pdf61 KB
CN-03-2008: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide further guidance regarding immigrant access as recommended by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf45 KB
CN-03-2007: The section has also been reformatted to allow for a clearer presentation of policy.pdf52 KB
CN-03-2006: Federal Poverty Guidelines updated monthly amounts for 2006pdf9 KB
CN-03-2005: Based on recommendations made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), policy changes have been made on the appropriate use of social security numbers in sections 104, 110, and 111.pdf81 KB
CN-03-2004: The most significant change is the addition, at I. B., of a list of required verifications and documentation. Part II is also revised to clarify that a face to face interview is required at least once every twelve months.pdf66 KB
CN-03-2003: The purpose of this change is to clarify existing Family Violence Policy to include more specific guidelines in the areas of training, notification, screening, waivers, and confidentiality.pdf46 KB
CN-02-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104B, Substance Use/ Mental Health Initiative.pdf169 KB
CN-02-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104, The Application Interview and Section 130, Application Processing. The revision identifies substantive changes to both policy guidance and procedure.pdf187 KB
CN-02-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual Sections 111 and 130.pdf50 KB
CN-02-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to reflect policy changes as it relates to the State Plan, provide clarifications, ensure language consistency and streamline the manual.pdf74 KB
CN-02-2009: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification, incorporate updated Federal guidance, and to address additional concerns cited by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf72 KB
CN-02-2007: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide policy clarification and consistency.pdf58 KB
CN-02-2006: The purpose of this letter is to clarify existing Work First policy on Citizenship and Immigrant rules.pdf67 KB
CN-02-2005: Changes made to this section reflect current policy regarding Workers Compensation for Work Experience participants.pdf70 KB
CN-02-2004: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf16 KB
CN-02-2003: This section adds new policy, criteria and instructions for reporting aliens who are residing in the U.S. unlawfully.pdf12 KB
CN-01-2019: This change notice provides clarification for Work First Manual Section 201, Reviews for Work First Family Assistance.pdf60 KB
CN-01-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 205, Payment Rules and Benefit Issuancepdf184 KB
CN-01-2017: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide clarification and update to the policies contained in Work First Manual Section 111, Citizenship/Immigrant Requirement.pdf135 KB
CN-01-2016: Work First Manual Section 114, Income and Budgeting, is revised to remove duplicative income and budgeting policies now found in Section 4000 of the Integrated Eligibility Manual (IEM).pdf131 KB
CN-01-2015: This change notice provides information regarding the revisions to Manual Section 104B, Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative, to support the implementation of the mandated law.pdf143 KB
CN-01-2011: The policy addressed in this notice is for Work First Manual Section 002.pdf45 KB
CN-01-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification and language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf51 KB
CN-01-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf54 KB
CN-01-2008: The changes that are addressed in the attached Section 103 of the Work First Manual are to clarify that workers are expected to monitor participants’ progress at least every 12 weeks.pdf46 KB
CN-01-2007: The Federal Poverty Guidelines have been received for this year. Therefore, this change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2007.pdf70 KB
CN-01-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide guidelines on timely notices for Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf73 KB
CN-01-2005: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf14 KB
CN-01-2004: This change is effective immediately and makes obsolete DSS Administrative Letter No. 06-2003 Economic Independence.pdf10 KB
CN-01-2003: The purpose of this Change Notice is to revise the EPIS Reporting Calendar to reflect the weeks for Federal Fiscal Year 2003.pdf12 KB
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EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf273 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIIpdf113 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIpdf61 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updatespdf70 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 263 Part Ipdf341 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Policy Updatepdf39 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 104pdf223 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Policy Updatepdf74 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 108pdf123 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Policy Updatespdf80 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 114pdf453 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf230 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Policy Updatepdf13 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 118pdf380 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Policy Updatepdf90 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 119pdf160 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to address Work First Manual Section 112, Kinship and Living with Requirements. Program language was updated to provide clarification and incorporate current NC FAST terminology.pdf17 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 112pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Policy Updatespdf119 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf310 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Policy Updatepdf95 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 120pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Policy Updatepdf83 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 001pdf138 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update and modify Manual Section 202, Changes in Situation by incorporating Administrative Letter 2-2013 and to include Manual Section 204, Change in County of Residence.pdf18 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 202pdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Policy Updatepdf26 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Attachment – 104-Cash Assistance Application Process and Procedurespdf253 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Policy Updatespdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104Apdf178 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Policy Updatepdf12 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 102pdf189 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to provide the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines for 2020.pdf16 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf213 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Policy Updatepdf77 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Attachment – 104D – Family Violence Optionpdf175 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Policy Updatespdf128 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf311 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: WF Policy Section 114pdf455 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: Policy Updatepdf24 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: New Federal Poverty Limit (FPL) Guidelinespdf20 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf215 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits.pdf120 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf186 KB
CN-14-2004: The Audit/Dast-10 (DSS-8218) has been modified to include a date and client identification number line.pdf9 KB
CN-13-2004: The purpose of this change notice is to correct code “AJCD” which is used to decrease balance on a claim in EPICS.pdf67 KB
CN-12-2004: An EPIS reporting calendar for September 2004 has been added to Figure 1 of Section 118.pdf10 KB
CN-10-2003: When keying hours into EPIS for October 2003, verify that hours are entered for five weeks.pdf9 KB
CN-09-2003: This change gives instructions for assessing the eligibility of battered immigrants and removes instructions on deeming the income of sponsors.pdf11 KB
CN-08-2008: The Federal Final Rule was published in February of 2008. This final rule implements the changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf54 KB
CN-08-2006: The attached policy manual revisions are intended to bring North Carolina’s Work First Program in compliance with federal law and rule.pdf59 KB
CN-08-2003: Section 113 of the Work First Manual is deleted and instructions on determining incapacity are moved from Section 113 into Section 119.pdf66 KB
CN-07-2008: The changes to Work First Manual Section 114 were made to clarify current policy and to ensure policy consistency with Division of Medical Assistance Policy, when applicable.pdf45 KB
CN-07-2006: Work First Manual Section 263Pt1pdf73 KB
CN-07-2004: Text is deleted from section II.pdf12 KB
CN-07-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to incorporate instructions for writing off claims for overpayments and to incorporate policy regarding the “O” Appeal Indicator for North Carolina Debt Setoff from DSS Administrative Letter 6-2002.pdf67 KB
CN-06-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Section 104. Policy has been added to clarify the Job Quit Penalty at application.pdf50 KB
CN-06-2008: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf69 KB
CN-06-2006: The following manual sections have been changed: 102,104, 111, 130, 201, 202 and 206.pdf98 KB
CN-06-2004: These changes are being implemented to conform to changes contained in the TANF State Plan approved by the General Assembly (P.L. 104-193) that was effective October 1, 2003.pdf85 KB
CN-06-2003: Specific requirements are listed to clarify which eligibility requirements of the Work First Family Assistance Program must be met for Benefit Diversion.pdf70 KB
CN-05-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 003.pdf48 KB
CN-05-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Sections 103, 110, 205, and 210.pdf68 KB
CN-05-2008: A new section has been added to the Work First Policy manual, Section 117.pdf43 KB
CN-05-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached section of the Work First Manual are to revise the resource policy, clarify and define motor vehicle, clarify the policy on deeming resources to an immigrant from a sponsor.pdf57 KB
CN-05-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide clarification on Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf69 KB
CN-05-2004: North Carolina implemented a new state TANF Plan effective October 1, 2003.pdf67 KB
CN-05-2003: The federal poverty guidelines for this year have been received. This change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2003.pdf12 KB
CN-04-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 203.pdf46 KB
CN-04-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarifications.pdf58 KB
CN-04-2008: Figures 1 and 2 have been revised to reflect the new 150 and 200 percent poverty guidelines.pdf44 KB
CN-04-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached sections of the Work First Manual are to clarify that those applicants or recipients providing evidence of currently participating in a treatment program are not required during application or review, if appropriate, to be screened for substance abuse, to clarify that spouses of step relatives do not meet the kinship rule, and to incorporate the changes related to the Work Verification Plan as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf49 KB
CN-04-2006: Federal law requires that the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).pdf10 KB
CN-04-2005: Work First Manual Section 118, including figures 2 and 10, were updated to reflect the new Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier, Granite State Company/AIG Group.pdf73 KB
CN-04-2004: Procedures are being added to Section 210 (Payment Procedures) of the Work First Manualpdf10 KB
CN-04-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to delete all references to Automated Food Stamps (AFS).pdf86 KB
CN-03-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 118, Work Requirements and Services.pdf151 KB
CN-03-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual sections 111, 118, 119 and 120.pdf67 KB
CN-03-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification as well as language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf80 KB
CN-03-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification, language changes to ensure policy consistency and to streamline policy.pdf61 KB
CN-03-2008: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide further guidance regarding immigrant access as recommended by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf45 KB
CN-03-2007: The section has also been reformatted to allow for a clearer presentation of policy.pdf52 KB
CN-03-2006: Federal Poverty Guidelines updated monthly amounts for 2006pdf9 KB
CN-03-2005: Based on recommendations made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), policy changes have been made on the appropriate use of social security numbers in sections 104, 110, and 111.pdf81 KB
CN-03-2004: The most significant change is the addition, at I. B., of a list of required verifications and documentation. Part II is also revised to clarify that a face to face interview is required at least once every twelve months.pdf66 KB
CN-03-2003: The purpose of this change is to clarify existing Family Violence Policy to include more specific guidelines in the areas of training, notification, screening, waivers, and confidentiality.pdf46 KB
CN-02-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104B, Substance Use/ Mental Health Initiative.pdf169 KB
CN-02-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104, The Application Interview and Section 130, Application Processing. The revision identifies substantive changes to both policy guidance and procedure.pdf187 KB
CN-02-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual Sections 111 and 130.pdf50 KB
CN-02-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to reflect policy changes as it relates to the State Plan, provide clarifications, ensure language consistency and streamline the manual.pdf74 KB
CN-02-2009: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification, incorporate updated Federal guidance, and to address additional concerns cited by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf72 KB
CN-02-2007: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide policy clarification and consistency.pdf58 KB
CN-02-2006: The purpose of this letter is to clarify existing Work First policy on Citizenship and Immigrant rules.pdf67 KB
CN-02-2005: Changes made to this section reflect current policy regarding Workers Compensation for Work Experience participants.pdf70 KB
CN-02-2004: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf16 KB
CN-02-2003: This section adds new policy, criteria and instructions for reporting aliens who are residing in the U.S. unlawfully.pdf12 KB
CN-01-2019: This change notice provides clarification for Work First Manual Section 201, Reviews for Work First Family Assistance.pdf60 KB
CN-01-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 205, Payment Rules and Benefit Issuancepdf184 KB
CN-01-2017: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide clarification and update to the policies contained in Work First Manual Section 111, Citizenship/Immigrant Requirement.pdf135 KB
CN-01-2016: Work First Manual Section 114, Income and Budgeting, is revised to remove duplicative income and budgeting policies now found in Section 4000 of the Integrated Eligibility Manual (IEM).pdf131 KB
CN-01-2015: This change notice provides information regarding the revisions to Manual Section 104B, Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative, to support the implementation of the mandated law.pdf143 KB
CN-01-2011: The policy addressed in this notice is for Work First Manual Section 002.pdf45 KB
CN-01-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification and language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf51 KB
CN-01-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf54 KB
CN-01-2008: The changes that are addressed in the attached Section 103 of the Work First Manual are to clarify that workers are expected to monitor participants’ progress at least every 12 weeks.pdf46 KB
CN-01-2007: The Federal Poverty Guidelines have been received for this year. Therefore, this change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2007.pdf70 KB
CN-01-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide guidelines on timely notices for Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf73 KB
CN-01-2005: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf14 KB
CN-01-2004: This change is effective immediately and makes obsolete DSS Administrative Letter No. 06-2003 Economic Independence.pdf10 KB
CN-01-2003: The purpose of this Change Notice is to revise the EPIS Reporting Calendar to reflect the weeks for Federal Fiscal Year 2003.pdf12 KB
TitleTypeFormatSize 
EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Policy Updatepdf86 KB
EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf273 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIIpdf113 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIpdf61 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updatespdf70 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 263 Part Ipdf341 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Policy Updatepdf39 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 104pdf223 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Policy Updatepdf74 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 108pdf123 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Policy Updatespdf80 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 114pdf453 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf230 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Policy Updatepdf13 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 118pdf380 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Policy Updatepdf90 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 119pdf160 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to address Work First Manual Section 112, Kinship and Living with Requirements. Program language was updated to provide clarification and incorporate current NC FAST terminology.pdf17 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 112pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Policy Updatespdf119 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf310 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Policy Updatepdf95 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 120pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Policy Updatepdf83 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 001pdf138 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update and modify Manual Section 202, Changes in Situation by incorporating Administrative Letter 2-2013 and to include Manual Section 204, Change in County of Residence.pdf18 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 202pdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Policy Updatepdf26 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Attachment – 104-Cash Assistance Application Process and Procedurespdf253 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Policy Updatespdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104Apdf178 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Policy Updatepdf12 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 102pdf189 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to provide the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines for 2020.pdf16 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf213 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Policy Updatepdf77 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Attachment – 104D – Family Violence Optionpdf175 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Policy Updatespdf128 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf311 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: WF Policy Section 114pdf455 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: Policy Updatepdf24 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: New Federal Poverty Limit (FPL) Guidelinespdf20 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf215 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits.pdf120 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf186 KB
CN-14-2004: The Audit/Dast-10 (DSS-8218) has been modified to include a date and client identification number line.pdf9 KB
CN-13-2004: The purpose of this change notice is to correct code “AJCD” which is used to decrease balance on a claim in EPICS.pdf67 KB
CN-12-2004: An EPIS reporting calendar for September 2004 has been added to Figure 1 of Section 118.pdf10 KB
CN-10-2003: When keying hours into EPIS for October 2003, verify that hours are entered for five weeks.pdf9 KB
CN-09-2003: This change gives instructions for assessing the eligibility of battered immigrants and removes instructions on deeming the income of sponsors.pdf11 KB
CN-08-2008: The Federal Final Rule was published in February of 2008. This final rule implements the changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf54 KB
CN-08-2006: The attached policy manual revisions are intended to bring North Carolina’s Work First Program in compliance with federal law and rule.pdf59 KB
CN-08-2003: Section 113 of the Work First Manual is deleted and instructions on determining incapacity are moved from Section 113 into Section 119.pdf66 KB
CN-07-2008: The changes to Work First Manual Section 114 were made to clarify current policy and to ensure policy consistency with Division of Medical Assistance Policy, when applicable.pdf45 KB
CN-07-2006: Work First Manual Section 263Pt1pdf73 KB
CN-07-2004: Text is deleted from section II.pdf12 KB
CN-07-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to incorporate instructions for writing off claims for overpayments and to incorporate policy regarding the “O” Appeal Indicator for North Carolina Debt Setoff from DSS Administrative Letter 6-2002.pdf67 KB
CN-06-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Section 104. Policy has been added to clarify the Job Quit Penalty at application.pdf50 KB
CN-06-2008: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf69 KB
CN-06-2006: The following manual sections have been changed: 102,104, 111, 130, 201, 202 and 206.pdf98 KB
CN-06-2004: These changes are being implemented to conform to changes contained in the TANF State Plan approved by the General Assembly (P.L. 104-193) that was effective October 1, 2003.pdf85 KB
CN-06-2003: Specific requirements are listed to clarify which eligibility requirements of the Work First Family Assistance Program must be met for Benefit Diversion.pdf70 KB
CN-05-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 003.pdf48 KB
CN-05-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice involve Manual Sections 103, 110, 205, and 210.pdf68 KB
CN-05-2008: A new section has been added to the Work First Policy manual, Section 117.pdf43 KB
CN-05-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached section of the Work First Manual are to revise the resource policy, clarify and define motor vehicle, clarify the policy on deeming resources to an immigrant from a sponsor.pdf57 KB
CN-05-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide clarification on Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf69 KB
CN-05-2004: North Carolina implemented a new state TANF Plan effective October 1, 2003.pdf67 KB
CN-05-2003: The federal poverty guidelines for this year have been received. This change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2003.pdf12 KB
CN-04-2011: This change notice provides clarification and revision to Work First Manual section 203.pdf46 KB
CN-04-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarifications.pdf58 KB
CN-04-2008: Figures 1 and 2 have been revised to reflect the new 150 and 200 percent poverty guidelines.pdf44 KB
CN-04-2007: The changes that are addressed in the attached sections of the Work First Manual are to clarify that those applicants or recipients providing evidence of currently participating in a treatment program are not required during application or review, if appropriate, to be screened for substance abuse, to clarify that spouses of step relatives do not meet the kinship rule, and to incorporate the changes related to the Work Verification Plan as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.pdf49 KB
CN-04-2006: Federal law requires that the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).pdf10 KB
CN-04-2005: Work First Manual Section 118, including figures 2 and 10, were updated to reflect the new Workers Compensation Insurance Carrier, Granite State Company/AIG Group.pdf73 KB
CN-04-2004: Procedures are being added to Section 210 (Payment Procedures) of the Work First Manualpdf10 KB
CN-04-2003: The purpose of this change notice is to delete all references to Automated Food Stamps (AFS).pdf86 KB
CN-03-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 118, Work Requirements and Services.pdf151 KB
CN-03-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual sections 111, 118, 119 and 120.pdf67 KB
CN-03-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification as well as language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf80 KB
CN-03-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide clarification, language changes to ensure policy consistency and to streamline policy.pdf61 KB
CN-03-2008: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide further guidance regarding immigrant access as recommended by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf45 KB
CN-03-2007: The section has also been reformatted to allow for a clearer presentation of policy.pdf52 KB
CN-03-2006: Federal Poverty Guidelines updated monthly amounts for 2006pdf9 KB
CN-03-2005: Based on recommendations made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), policy changes have been made on the appropriate use of social security numbers in sections 104, 110, and 111.pdf81 KB
CN-03-2004: The most significant change is the addition, at I. B., of a list of required verifications and documentation. Part II is also revised to clarify that a face to face interview is required at least once every twelve months.pdf66 KB
CN-03-2003: The purpose of this change is to clarify existing Family Violence Policy to include more specific guidelines in the areas of training, notification, screening, waivers, and confidentiality.pdf46 KB
CN-02-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104B, Substance Use/ Mental Health Initiative.pdf169 KB
CN-02-2017: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 104, The Application Interview and Section 130, Application Processing. The revision identifies substantive changes to both policy guidance and procedure.pdf187 KB
CN-02-2011: The policies addressed in the change notice are for Work First Manual Sections 111 and 130.pdf50 KB
CN-02-2010: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to reflect policy changes as it relates to the State Plan, provide clarifications, ensure language consistency and streamline the manual.pdf74 KB
CN-02-2009: The changes that are addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification, incorporate updated Federal guidance, and to address additional concerns cited by the Office of Civil Rights.pdf72 KB
CN-02-2007: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide policy clarification and consistency.pdf58 KB
CN-02-2006: The purpose of this letter is to clarify existing Work First policy on Citizenship and Immigrant rules.pdf67 KB
CN-02-2005: Changes made to this section reflect current policy regarding Workers Compensation for Work Experience participants.pdf70 KB
CN-02-2004: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf16 KB
CN-02-2003: This section adds new policy, criteria and instructions for reporting aliens who are residing in the U.S. unlawfully.pdf12 KB
CN-01-2019: This change notice provides clarification for Work First Manual Section 201, Reviews for Work First Family Assistance.pdf60 KB
CN-01-2018: This Change Notice provides notification of revision to Work First Manual Section 205, Payment Rules and Benefit Issuancepdf184 KB
CN-01-2017: The purpose of this Change Notice is to provide clarification and update to the policies contained in Work First Manual Section 111, Citizenship/Immigrant Requirement.pdf135 KB
CN-01-2016: Work First Manual Section 114, Income and Budgeting, is revised to remove duplicative income and budgeting policies now found in Section 4000 of the Integrated Eligibility Manual (IEM).pdf131 KB
CN-01-2015: This change notice provides information regarding the revisions to Manual Section 104B, Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative, to support the implementation of the mandated law.pdf143 KB
CN-01-2011: The policy addressed in this notice is for Work First Manual Section 002.pdf45 KB
CN-01-2010: The changes addressed in this notice are to provide policy clarification and language changes to ensure policy consistency.pdf51 KB
CN-01-2009: The changes addressed in this notice are designed to provide clarification, correction and incorporate new policy into the Work First Policy Manual.pdf54 KB
CN-01-2008: The changes that are addressed in the attached Section 103 of the Work First Manual are to clarify that workers are expected to monitor participants’ progress at least every 12 weeks.pdf46 KB
CN-01-2007: The Federal Poverty Guidelines have been received for this year. Therefore, this change notice provides the updated monthly amounts for 2007.pdf70 KB
CN-01-2006: The purpose of this letter is to provide guidelines on timely notices for Child Support non-cooperation sanctions.pdf73 KB
CN-01-2005: Work First Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits, Figures 1 and 2, have been revised to update the chart that shows 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.pdf14 KB
CN-01-2004: This change is effective immediately and makes obsolete DSS Administrative Letter No. 06-2003 Economic Independence.pdf10 KB
CN-01-2003: The purpose of this Change Notice is to revise the EPIS Reporting Calendar to reflect the weeks for Federal Fiscal Year 2003.pdf12 KB
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EFS-WF-CN-06-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf273 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIIpdf113 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updates – WF Policy Section 263 Part IIpdf61 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Policy Updatespdf70 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 263 Part Ipdf341 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Policy Updatepdf39 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 104pdf223 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Policy Updatepdf74 KB
EFS-WF-CN-05-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 108pdf123 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Policy Updatespdf80 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 114pdf453 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104pdf230 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Policy Updatepdf13 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 118pdf380 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Policy Updatepdf90 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 119pdf160 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to address Work First Manual Section 112, Kinship and Living with Requirements. Program language was updated to provide clarification and incorporate current NC FAST terminology.pdf17 KB
EFS-WF-CN-04-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 112pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Policy Updatespdf119 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf310 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Policy Updatepdf95 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 120pdf148 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Policy Updatepdf83 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2021: Attachment – WF Policy Section 001pdf138 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update and modify Manual Section 202, Changes in Situation by incorporating Administrative Letter 2-2013 and to include Manual Section 204, Change in County of Residence.pdf18 KB
EFS-WF-CN-03-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 202pdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Policy Updatepdf26 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2024: Attachment – 104-Cash Assistance Application Process and Procedurespdf253 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Policy Updatespdf122 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 104Apdf178 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Policy Updatepdf12 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2022: Attachment 1 – WF Policy Section 102pdf189 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to provide the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Poverty Guidelines for 2020.pdf16 KB
EFS-WF-CN-02-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf213 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Policy Updatepdf77 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2024: Attachment – 104D – Family Violence Optionpdf175 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Policy Updatespdf128 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2023: Attachment – WF Policy Section 117pdf311 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: WF Policy Section 114pdf455 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2022: Policy Updatepdf24 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: New Federal Poverty Limit (FPL) Guidelinespdf20 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2021: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf215 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: The purpose of this change notice is to update Manual Section 102, Short-Term Services and Benefits.pdf120 KB
EFS-WF-CN-01-2020: Attachment – Work First Section 102pdf186 KB
CN-14-2004: The Audit/Dast-10 (DSS-8218) has been modified to include a date and client identification number line.pdf9 KB
CN-13-2004: The purpose of this change notice is to correct code “AJCD” which is used to decrease balance on a claim in EPICS.pdf67 KB