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RECERTIFICATION

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

Review eligibility regularly. The schedule for reviews depends on the program and household circumstances. Some programs require more frequent reviews for certain client circumstances. The time between initial eligibility and the date a county agency must review the case, or the time between required reviews, is the certification period. See 0009.03 (Length of Recertification Periods), 0009.03.03 (When to Adjust the Length of Certification). Recertify clients who are eligible for ongoing assistance.

Counties must use forms developed by DHS for the purposes of informing and advising clients about their rights and responsibilities, the status of an application or recertification, and ongoing eligibility for assistance. If DHS does not provide a form for a given purpose, the county agency may develop its own form. The form must meet the requirements in TEMP Manual TE12.02.01 (County Designed Forms). See 0009.06 (Recertification Process) for the process and forms to use.

Some programs require an interview as part of the recertification process. See 0009.06.06 (Recertification Interview).

The recertification process must be completed within set time frames. See 0009.06.03 (Recertification Processing Standards).

For IV-E Foster Care clients, follow the procedures of your county Social Services unit for recertification.


MFIP:

All clients must complete a CAF or ApplyMN application and provide required verifications to be recertified.


DWP:

No provisions.


SNAP:

Clients MUST complete a CAF, ApplyMN application or a Combined Annual Renewal for Certain Populations, have an interview, and provide required verifications to be recertified. See 0009.06.06 (Recertification Interview).

A signed and dated Combined Application Form (CAF) (DHS-5223) (PDF), ApplyMN application or Combined Annual Renewal for Certain Populations (DHS-3727) (PDF) must be filed with the human services agency in the client’s county of residence.

EXCEPTION:
Households in which all members are recipients of or applicants for SSI may file a CAF or Combined Annual Renewal for Certain Populations at a Social Security Administration (SSA) office.

DO NOT require units to report for a face-to-face interview during the certification period.


MSA, GRH:

Clients living in the community must complete a Combined Application Form (CAF) (DHS-5223) (PDF), ApplyMN application or Combined Annual Renewal for Certain Populations (DHS-3727) (PDF) and provide required verification to be recertified.

Clients living in the community but receiving waivered services that require an LTC budget and who do not meet the criteria for the Combined Annual Renewal for Certain Populations, must complete the Minnesota Health Care Programs Renewal for People Receiving Long-Term Care Services (DHS-2128) (PDF).

Clients who are LTCF residents for whom MA pays the cost of care, must complete the DHS-2128.


GA:

All clients must complete a Combined Application Form (CAF) (DHS-5223) (PDF) or ApplyMN application and provide required verifications to be recertified.

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