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CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES - QUALITY CONTROL

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QC/QA) means a review of cases designed to provide data on program outcomes and the accuracy with which state and federal programs are being applied in issuing benefits, and as an audit to ensure accuracy of program expenditures. The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) administers the QC/QA system for the FOOD PORTION of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program. Federal agencies also conduct QC/QA reviews.


MFIP:

There are no QC/QA review requirements for the cash portion of MFIP. Clients must cooperate with a federal and state QC/QA review for the FOOD PORTION of MFIP. If a client fails to cooperate with this review, the reviewer will notify the county agency of the failure to cooperate and the length of ineligibility.

Terminate the FOOD PORTION of an MFIP grant when clients do not cooperate with QC/QA. An MFIP QC termination or disqualification does not affect the Uncle Harry unit unless the unit is also in non compliance with QC. See 0026 (Notices), 0027 (Appeals).

Clients can again become eligible for the FOOD PORTION of a MFIP grant if they cooperate with QC/QA before the end of the ineligibility period. The QC/QA reviewer will inform the county agency when the client cooperates.

Deny eligibility for the FOOD PORTION of MFIP for applicants who are in a period of ineligibility for the FOOD PORTION of MFIP due to non-compliance with QC/QA. The applicants may be eligible for only the cash portion of MFIP.


DWP, MSA, GA, GRH:

No provisions.


SNAP:

Clients must cooperate with state and federal QC/QA reviews. If a client fails to cooperate with a QC/QA review, the reviewer will notify the county agency of the failure to cooperate and the length of ineligibility.

Terminate a unit which fails to cooperate with Quality Control. See 0026 (Notices), 0027 (Appeals).

Clients can become eligible to reapply by cooperating with QC/QA before the end of the ineligibility period. If clients reapply, refer them to the QC/QA reviewer. The QC/QA reviewer will tell the county agency if the client cooperates. If the client does not cooperate, deny the reapplication.

A unit which reapplies after the ineligibility period ends must provide proof of all eligibility factors before it may be eligible again. This includes factors you would normally verify only if questionable.

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