Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 3.djvu/398

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110 STAT. 2128 PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 from sanctioning a family that includes an adult who has received assistance under any State program funded under this part attributable to funds provided by the Federal Government or under the food stamp program, as defined in section 3(h) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, if such adult fails to ensure that the minor dependent children of such adult attend school as required by the law of the State in which the minor children reside. "( j) REQUIREMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVA- LENT.— ^A State to which a grant is made under section 403 shall not be prohibited from sanctioning a family that includes an adult who is older than age 20 and younger than age 51 and who has received assistance under any State program funded under this part attributable to funds provided by the Federal Government or under the food stamp program, as defined in section 3(h) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, if such adult does not have, or is not working toward attaining, a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent unless such adult has been determined in the judgment of medical, psychiatric, or other appropriate professionals to lack the requisite capacity to complete successfully a course of study that would lead to a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent. 42 USC 605. "SEC. 405. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS. "(a) QUARTERLY.—The Secretary shall pay each grant payable to a State under section 403 in quarterly installments, subject to this section. "(b) NOTIFICATION.—Not later than 3 months before the pay- ment of any such quarterly installment to a State, the Secretary shall notify the State of the amount of any reduction determined under section 412(a)(l)(B) with respect to the State. " (c) COMPUTATION AND CERTIFICATION OF PAYMENTS TO STATES.— "(1) COMPUTATION. —The Secretary shall estimate the amount to be paid to each eligible State for each quarter under this part, such estimate to be based on a report filed by the State containing an estimate by the State of the total sum to be expended by the State in the quarter under the State program funded under this part and such other information as the Secretary may find necessary. "(2) CERTIFICATION.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall certify to the Secretary of the Treasury the amount estimated under paragraph (1) with respect to a State, reduced or increased to the extent of any overpayment or underpayment which the Secretary of Health and Human Services determines was made under this part to the State for any prior quarter and with respect to which adjustment has not been made under this paragraph. "(d) PAYMENT METHOD.— Upon receipt of a certification under subsection (c)(2) with respect to a State, the Secretary of the Treasury shall, through the Fiscal Service of the Department of the Treasury and before audit or settlement by the General Accounting Office, pay to the State, at the time or times fixed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the amount so certified. 42 USC 606. '<SEC. 406. FEDERAL LOANS FOR STATE WELFARE PROGRAMS. " (a) LOAN AUTHORITY.—