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UNDER CONTROL OF THE PENAL SYSTEM

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

People are under the control of the penal system from the time of arrest. They cease to be under the control of the penal system when they are released:

On own recognizance.

On bail.

As not guilty.

On probation.

On parole or supervised release.

On pardon.

Upon completing sentence.


People who are transferred from a correctional facility to a medical facility for treatment are still considered under the control of the penal system.

Do not consider people under civil court hold orders to be under the control of the penal system.


MFIP, DWP:

People are not eligible while they are under control of the penal system, EXCEPT some participant minor children or caregivers whose incarceration will not last for more than 2 months. See 0014.09 (Assistance Units - Temporary Absence).


SNAP, GA:

People are ineligible while residing in penal institutions.


MSA:

People who live in a penal institution for a full calendar month are ineligible for MSA benefits for that month.


GRH:

People who live in a penal institution for a full calendar month are ineligible for GRH for that month.

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