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Authority to Exempt Programs Under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

Headnotes: 

The Attorney General may not exempt California’s prenatal care program under § 401 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 because eligibility for, and the recipient’s share of the cost of benefits provided by, that program are conditioned on the recipient’s income.

Updated July 31, 2014