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10.3.3 When to Adjust the Length of Re-determination

ISSUE DATE: 10/2017

See Chapter 10.3 (When to redetermine eligibility) for setting the redetermination due date and the maximum length of time between reviews.

CCAP agencies may increase the redetermination due date to coincide with expected changes or another program's review date. The adjusted date must not be less than the minimum 12 month time requirement between reviews. Continue to follow guidance in Chapter 10.6 (Redetermination process and Chapter 10.6.3 (Redetermination processing standards) when adjusting the length of redetermination.

Adjusting the re-determination due date for Teen Parents attending certain programs

To qualify for this policy:

  • · At least one parent is under the age of 21 and does not have a high school degree or GED
  • AND
  • · This parent is a student in a school district or another similar program that provides or arranges for ALL of the following to achieve high school graduation:
  • - child care.
  • - Parenting support.
  • - Social services support.
  • - Career and employment supports.
  • - Academic support.
  • For families with these teen parents, workers may extend the redetermination due date beyond 12 months to the end of the parent’s school year.

    Workers must either:

  • · Keep the family’s redetermination at 12 months.
  • OR
  • · Extend beyond 12 months to the end of the school year. CCAP defines the end of the school year as August 31. Workers should not use the last day of classes that parents are scheduled to attend, graduation day, or another date as a placeholder for the end of the school year.
  • Legal authority

    Minnesota Statutes 119B.025, subd. 3
    Minnesota Statutes 119B.09, subd. 4
    Minnesota Rules 3400.0180
    Minnesota Rules 3400.0040, subp. 4

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