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GLOSSARY: BENEFIT...

ISSUE DATE: 09/2016

BENEFIT
Any assistance payment, including CASH ASSISTANCE, and SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) or other state-administered food program received by an ASSISTANCE UNIT or paid on their behalf. Also see 0012.12 (Applying for Other Benefits).

BENEFIT MONTH

The month for which a BENEFIT is designated. Also see PAYMENT MONTH in 0002.47 (Glossary: OJT...).

BENEFIT RECOVERY SECTION

A section of DHS which pursues collection of 3rd party payments, and determines if health insurance is cost-effective.

BIRTH CHILD

A parent's child by birth.

BLIND

An SSI definition used for the SNAP and MSA programs. The condition of a person without vision. Or, a person with corrected vision of 20/200 or less in the better eye using a standard Snellen chart. If the corrected vision in 1 eye is better than 20/200 but the person's visual field is 20 degrees or less, consider the person blind. Blind also includes people with aphakic eye with vision of 20/70 or worse in the better eye.

BNDX

Beneficiary Data Exchange. A monthly IEVS exchange between the Social Security Administration and the Department of Human Services. The report provides information on Title II benefits (RSDI) and Medicare Parts A and B.

BOARDER

A person who eats with the UNIT and pays for meals but does not live with the unit and is not a unit member.

BRS

See BENEFIT RECOVERY SECTION above.

BRU

See BENEFIT RECOVERY SECTION above.

BUDGET MONTH

The calendar month from which the COUNTY AGENCY uses the income or circumstances of a UNIT to determine the amount of the BENEFIT for the PAYMENT MONTH.

BUDGETING

Assigning income to a PAYMENT MONTH. Using UNIT income to compute eligibility and BENEFIT levels. See PROSPECTIVE BUDGETING in 0002.51 (Glossary: Professional...), RETROSPECTIVE BUDGETING in 0002.57 (Glossary: Relative...). Also see 0022 (Budgeting and Benefit Determination).

BURIAL FUNDS

Funds paid or designated in advance for funeral expenses.

BURIAL PLAN

Funds paid or designated in advance for funeral expenses.

BURIAL PLOT

A cemetery lot.

BURIAL SPACE

Cemetery lot, burial vault, mausoleum space, etc.

BURIAL TRUST

Funds paid in advance for funeral expenses and held in a TRUST.

BUSINESS LOANS

Loans used for the operation of a business.

CAC

See COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE CARE (CAC) in 0002.11 (Glossary: Child Care...).

CADI

See COMMUNITY ACCESS FOR DISABILITY INCLUSION (CADI) in 0002.11 (Glossary: Child Care...).

CAF
(
COMBINED APPLICATION FORM (DHS-5223) (PDF))
See COMBINED APPLICATION FORM in 0002.11 (Glossary: Child Care...).

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