Knowledge of program requirement necessary for violation to be intentional.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Miller 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2014-04-29 
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The Office of Inspector General (OIS) was not authorized to administratively disqualify Respondent from participation in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program for using her benefits at a liquor store.  While such an expenditure is a violation of the TANF program, OIS failed to prove that Respondent was on notice of the prohibition and, therefore, did not show that her violation was intentional.