TIERS of Relief

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September 13, 2001

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Continuation of the Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System (TIERS) project, which looked somewhat uncertain during the 77th Legislative Session, was finally approved at $137 million in Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the General Appropriations Act for 2002 and 2003.This Policy Page provides information on the status of TIERS, prominent features of the system—including "STARS," the newly available online self-screener for benefits—and the timeline for future development and rollout of the system.