Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–205.75. POWER — Redetermination of eligibility.

(a) A POWER recipient’s eligibility for POWER shall be redetermined at intervals determined by the Mayor.

(b) A POWER recipient, who is determined ineligible for POWER solely because the recipient is no longer incapacitated, or because other factors considered with the recipient’s incapacity no longer substantially precludes the recipient’s ability to work or to participate in job search or job readiness activities, shall be certified as eligible for TANF in a fashion that ensures financial assistance is not disrupted, if the recipient meets all TANF eligibility criteria. The Mayor shall provide adequate and timely notice that the POWER recipient has been determined ineligible for POWER.

(c) A POWER recipient who is determined eligible for continuation of one year due to incapacity under § 4-205.72(b)(2) shall be informed by the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee about the recipient’s potential eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”). If appropriate, the POWER recipient shall submit an application for SSDI or SSI benefits as part of the recipient’s self-sufficiency plan. The Mayor or the Mayor’s designee shall offer application and advocacy assistance.


(Apr. 6, 1982, D.C. Law 4-101, § 575; as added Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-241, § 4(g), 46 DCR 905; Feb. 26, 2015, D.C. Law 20-155, § 5072(d), 61 DCR 9990.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 3-205.75.

Effect of Amendments

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-155 added (c).

Emergency Legislation

See notes to § 4-205.69.

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 5072(d) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-377, July 14, 2014, 61 DCR 7598, 20 STAT 3696).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 5072(d) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-449, October 10, 2014, 61 DCR 10915, 20 STAT 4188).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 5072(d) of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Support Second Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-566, January 9, 2015, 62 DCR 884, 21 STAT 541).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 4(h) of Self-Sufficiency Promotion Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-230, April 20, 1999, law notification 46 DCR 4143).