45 CFR 261.14 - What is the penalty if an individual refuses to engage in work?

§ 261.14 What is the penalty if an individual refuses to engage in work?

(a) If an individual refuses to engage in work required under section 407 of the Act, the State must reduce or terminate the amount of assistance payable to the family, subject to any good cause or other exceptions the State may establish. Such a reduction is governed by the provisions of § 261.16.


(1) The State must, at a minimum, reduce the amount of assistance otherwise payable to the family pro rata with respect to any period during the month in which the individual refuses to work.

(2) The State may impose a greater reduction, including terminating assistance.

(c) A State that fails to impose penalties on individuals in accordance with the provisions of section 407(e) of the Act may be subject to the State penalty specified at § 261.54.

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The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 45 CFR Part 261 after this date.

  • 2016-01-20; vol. 81 # 12 - Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    1. 81 FR 3004 - Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Technical Amendments
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      Interim final rule; technical amendments.
      Effective January 20, 2016. Implementation Date: For all non-Federal entities, there is a two-year grace period for implementation of the procurement standards in 45 CFR 75.326 through 75.335.
      42 CFR Parts 38, 50, 51, 51a, 51b, 51c, 51d, 52, 52a, 52b, 52c, 52d, 52e, 55a, 56, 57, 59, 59a, 62, 63a, 64, 65, 65a, 66, 67, 124, 136, 403, 417, 430, 433, 434, 435, 436, 438, 440, 441, 456, 457, and 1001
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