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GLOSSARY: CONCILIATION...

ISSUE DATE: 07/2016

CONCILIATION CONFERENCE
MFIP : An informal meeting offered to the CAREGIVER by the EMPLOYMENT SERVICES PROVIDER or COUNTY AGENCY to resolve Employment Services-related non-compliance issues. This opportunity is also offered to a MINOR CAREGIVER to resolve non-compliance issues related to education requirements.

CONDITIONAL ENTRANT

See REFUGEE in 0011.03.18 (Non-Citizens - People Fleeing Persecution).

CONFESSION OF JUDGMENT

Written authority by a debtor allowing a legal judgment to be made against him or her in the event of payment default.

CONFIDENTIAL DATA

Data that are available neither to the public nor the subject of the data under State law. See 0003.09.09 (Clients Rights, Private and Confidential Data).

CONSOLIDATED FUND

A combination of state and federal dollars the state allocates to counties to administer Welfare Reform. Counties and tribes have the flexibility to use these funds to develop local programs and services designed to improve DWP and MFIP participant outcomes. These programs and services may include Employment Services, social services and emergency funds, as well as others with the goal of improving the economic stability of DWP and MFIP participants. Services may also be provided to families whose incomes are under 200% of FPG, and to non-custodial parents of a child receiving DWP and MFIP. See also TANF PARTICIPATION RATE in 0002.65 (Glossary: Suitable...).

CONTRACT FOR DEED

A conditional sales contract for purchase of real estate. The contract is held by a private party as opposed to a lending institution. See 0017 (Determining Gross Income), 0018 (Determining Net Income). Also see INSTALLMENT CONTRACT in 0002.33 (Glossary: Independent...).

CORRECTIVE PAYMENT

An ASSISTANCE PAYMENT made to correct an UNDERPAYMENT. See 0025.09 (Correcting Underpayments), 0025.09.03 (Where to Send Corrective Payments).

COST EFFECTIVE

A comparison of the cost of goods and services. An alternative that costs less than other choices but produces the desired result.

COUNTABLE ASSETS

Specific assets that may be counted toward the asset limit.

COUNTABLE INCOME

EARNED and UNEARNED income that is not excluded or disregarded.

COUNTED ASSETS

The total value of all countable assets which are available and not excluded.

COUNTED EARNINGS

The EARNED income that remains after applicable disregards have been subtracted from gross earned income.

COUNTY AGENCY

The county human service agency(s) responsible for the administration of the cash, food, and health care programs. It also includes any agency(s) that contracts with the human service agency for the delivery of financial, health care, child care programs, and employment services.

COUNTY AGENCY ERROR OVERPAYMENT

An OVERPAYMENT caused by county agency action or inaction.

COUNTY OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The county obligated to pay a participant's benefits.

COUNTY OF RESIDENCE

The county where the CAREGIVER has established a home.

COURT-ORDERED SERVICES

A court imposed sentence requiring people to perform unpaid public work or community service.

CRIMINAL RECOVERY

Recovery of an OVERPAYMENT through the criminal judicial process rather than the civil one. See 0025.24.03 (Recovering Fraudulently Obtained Assistance).

CRUELTY/BATTERY

See BATTERED NON-CITIZEN in 0002.05 (Glossary: Assistance Standard...).

CSR

See COMBINED SIX-MONTH REPORT (CSR) in 0002.11 (Glossary: Child Care...), 0007.03.02 (Six-Month Reporting).

CUBAN ENTRANT

See 0011.03.18 (Non-Citizens - People Fleeing Persecution).

CUBAN/HAITIAN ENTRANT

See 0011.03.18 (People Fleeing Persecution).

CUSTODIAL PARENT

A PARENT who has physical custody of his/her child.

CWEP

See COMMUNITY WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM in 0002.11 (Glossary: Child Care...).

DATA PRACTICES MANUAL

A manual issued by DHS that contains the policies and procedures that DHS has adopted to ensure compliance with laws governing the practices of sensitive information collected and maintained by the welfare system. It also outlines procedures to ensure that individuals and the public have access to appropriate data.

DATE OF APPLICATION

See APPLICATION DATE in 0002.03 (Glossary: Agent Orange...).

DEBIT CARD

MFIP, DWP, MSA, GA, GRH: A bank card issued by a financial institution that accepts direct deposits, has a dollar value and allows the card owner to make an electronic purchase or withdraw cash. This includes cards provided by a bank as a service for customers who cannot open checking or other deposit accounts.

DEDUCTION

An amount of income not counted in the computation of a person's income because its use or intended use is for certain specific expenses.

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