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WHEN TO ADJUST THE LENGTH OF CERTIFICATION

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

See 0009.03 (Length of Recertification Periods) for setting the certification period and the maximum length of time between reviews for each program.

County agencies may increase or decrease the certification period to coincide with expected changes or another program's review date. The adjusted date must not exceed the maximum number of months allowed by the specific program between reviews. Adjust the length of the certification period to reduce the number of times to request information and review eligibility factors.


MFIP, MSA, GA, GRH:

Follow general provisions.


DWP:

No provisions.


SNAP:

Once the certification period has been established in MAXIS, do NOT change the recertification date. There is no change in the recertification date when there is less than 1 month break in eligibility. See 0005.09.06 (When Not to Require Completion of an Application).

Loss of cash benefits or a change in the unit’s employment status are NOT reasons to shorten a certification period.

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