@anon22224 - TANF recipients can be "sanctioned" for not complying with the terms of the program. Basically, they do not receive their funds if they commit offenses like not showing up for scheduled meetings or not turning in certain paperwork.
Legal advocates for the needy, like Legal Momentum, claim that TANF sanctions are imposed too frequently, too often in error, and too often for very minor violations. And they cause real hardship. Families who have been sanctioned, according to Legal Momentum, often report that children or (possibly nursing or pregnant) mothers have gone hungry, the family is evicted or winds up homeless, or they go without needed medical care after suffering TANF sanctions.