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EMERGENCIES - PROGRAM PROVISIONS

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

See 0004 (Emergencies) for provisions which apply to all programs.


MFIP, DWP, MSA, GRH:

No provisions.


SNAP:

Expedited SNAP makes benefits quickly available to units unable to meet their food needs. See 0004.03 (Emergency Aid Eligibility - Cash Assistance), 0004.04 (Emergency Aid Eligibility - SNAP/Expedited Food).

The SNAP Program has special procedures for determining eligibility and benefit levels for destitute migrant and seasonal worker units. These units may also qualify for emergency procedures. See 0004.48 (Destitute Units--Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker), 0004.51 (Destitute Units, Eligibility and Benefits), 0011.06 (State Residence).


GA:

See EGA.


EGA:

Emergency General Assistance (EGA) meets the emergency needs of eligible individuals, married couples, or families who are in an emergency. Applicants must have a net annual income less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG) and must be residents of the state. Families must not be eligible for MFIP or emergency aid from other programs such as consolidated fund. Applicants must not have received any emergency aid within 12 months of the application date for EGA and must meet any additional criteria adopted by the county agency. EGA is available for a period of up to 30 days and is limited to once in a 12-month time period depending on the availability of state and/or county funds. See EMERGENCY in 0002.19 (Glossary: Early...). Also see 0011.06 (State Residence), 0004.03 (Emergency Aid Eligibility - Cash Assistance).

Assess all emergencies threatening a person’s health or safety.

When a member of the EGA unit has been awarded Workers’ Compensation, any EGA received during the period covered by the Workers’ Compensation settlement or award is subject to recovery by the DHS Benefit Recovery Section (BRS). BRS has the authority to recover subsistence related to a workers’ compensation injury. An interim assistance agreement is not required. Federal rules do not allow states and county agencies to seek EGA reimbursement from RSDI and SSI back payments.

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