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GLOSSARY: INDEPENDENT...

ISSUE DATE: 12/2016

INDEPENDENT LIVING OUTSIDE A LONG TERM CARE FACILITY
Not needing the ongoing care provided by a hospital or nursing home.

INDIAN LAND HELD IN TRUST

REAL PROPERTY held in trust for an Indian TRIBE by the federal government.

INDIAN RESERVATIONS

The geographical area recognized by the federal or a state government as being set aside for the use of Indians and governed by Indians.

INDIGENT IMMIGRANT

A sponsored LPR who is determined by the county to be unable to obtain food and shelter. See 0015.48.03 (Whose Assets to Consider - Sponsors W/I-864), 0016.21.03 (Income of Sponsors of LPRs with I-864).

INELIGIBLE NON-CITIZENS

People who are not United States citizens, whose non-citizen status causes them to be ineligible for benefits.

INELIGIBLE PERSON

A person who does not meet eligibility requirements for ASSISTANCE.

INITIAL ELIGIBILITY

MFIP, DWP : The determination of eligibility for an APPLICANT.

INITIAL MONTH

SNAP: The 1st month for which a SNAP allotment is issued to a household, or the 1st month for which an allotment is issued to a household after any period in which the household was not participating in the SNAP program after the expiration or termination of a certification period. This does not apply to reinstatement for a late HOUSEHOLD REPORT FORM (HRF) or COMBINED SIX-MONTH REPORT (CSR). For more information, see 0002.11 (Glossary: Child Care...), 0002.31 (Glossary: Honoraria...).

INITIAL REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT FUNDS

A one-time payment from the federal government to a local resettlement agency on behalf of each newly arriving refugee. These funds are also referred to as “transitional grant” or “resettlement grant.” See 0030.01 Local Resettlement Agencies).

INPATIENT

A person admitted to a HOSPITAL. Inpatient applies to a person absent from the hospital on pass or as ordered by a physician. Inpatient does not apply to a person absent from the hospital against medical advice.

INQUIRY

A communication to a county agency through mail, telephone, or in person, by which a person or authorized representative requests information about public assistance. The county agency shall also treat as an inquiry any communication in which a person requesting assistance offers information about the person's family circumstances that indicates that eligibility for public assistance may exist.

INSTALLMENT CONTRACT

A conditional sales contract for purchase of real estate, vehicles, or other assets. This includes, but is not limited to, CONTRACTs FOR DEED, mortgages, and chattel mortgages.

INSTALLMENT PAYMENT

One of several successive payments in the settlement of a debt.

INSTITUTION

An establishment providing services or treatment in addition to room and board to people unrelated to the proprietor.

SNAP: A university or college where a student may live on or off campus and purchase meal plans. See 0011.12 (Institutional Residence), 0011.18 (Students).

MSA : A hospital, regional treatment center inpatient services, a nursing facility, or an intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities.

INSTITUTION FOR MENTAL DISEASES (IMD)

An institution for the treatment of mental diseases.

INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING

SNAP: Any institution which normally requires a high school diploma or equivalency certificate before enrollment. This includes, but is not limited to, colleges, universities, and vocational or technical schools at the post-high school level.

INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY PROGRAMS

See Insurance Affordability Programs Manual.

INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT SERVICES (IRTS)

Time-limited mental health services provided in a residential setting to recipients in need of more restrictive settings (versus community settings).

INTERIM ASSISTANCE

Assistance people receive pending receipt of other maintenance benefits they have applied for. See 0012.12.03 (Interim Assistance Agreements).

INTERNET TELEPRESENCE

MFIP, GA, MSA, GRH: Video conference using the internet. See 0005.12.12 (Application Interviews); 0009.06.06 (Recertification Interview).

INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR JUVENILES (ICJ)

An agreement between states that are part of a compact to transfer supervision of probation and parole of juveniles from one state to another. The compact is the means of returning youth who have run away, escaped, absconded or fled to avoid prosecution and crossed state lines. See 0008.06.06 (Adding a Person to the Unit – Cash), 0011.21 (Receipt of Other Assistance).

INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN (ICPC)

An agreement among all 50 states that coordinates the movement of children across state lines for the purpose of placement in foster care, adoptive homes, group homes, residential treatment centers, or on a trial basis with a parent.

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