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WHO MUST BE EXCLUDED FROM ASSISTANCE UNIT

ISSUE DATE: 02/2015

See 0014.09 (Assistance Units - Temporary Absence) for a list of people who remain part of the unit while they are temporarily absent.

Some people must be excluded from the assistance unit because they are not eligible. See the program provisions below and any cross-referenced sections.

Some people are disqualified due to non-cooperation with a program procedure. See DISQUALIFIED PERSON in 0002.17 (Glossary: Displaced Homemaker...). Exclude people who are disqualified from a program from any assistance units for that program until the period of disqualification ends. Apply the disqualification either for a specified period of time or until the client complies with program requirements.

Non-citizens may or may not be eligible to be in the unit. See 0011.03 (Citizenship and Immigration Status).

A mandatory unit member who is disqualified cannot receive benefits, but the person's income must be deemed to the unit. See 0016 (Income From People Not in the Unit).


MFIP, DWP:

Exclude the following people from all units:

SSI or MSA participants.

Children living with the unit and receiving local, state, or federal foster care, including Northstar Foster Care.

Children living with the unit and receiving Pre-Northstar adoption assistance payments, Northstar Adoption Assistance, or Northstar Kinship Assistance.

Children covered under the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). See INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN in 0002.33 (Glossary: Independent...)



Also exclude the following people who are disqualified until the period of disqualification ends:

People who fail to provide an SSN. See 0012.03 (Providing/Applying for an SSN).

Parole violators. See 0011.27.06 (Parole Violators).

Fleeing felons. See 0011.27.09 (Fleeing Felons).

People convicted of fraud. See 0025.24 (Fraudulently Obtaining Public Assistance).

People convicted of making a fraudulent statement regarding residence in order to receive duplicate assistance from 2 or more states. See 0011.27.12 (Residency Fraud Conviction).

For MFIP only: people who do not cooperate with Quality Control. See 0003.06 (Client Responsibilities - Quality Control). These people are ineligible for the food portion of MFIP only. DWP does not have a food portion.


See 0008.06.06 (Adding a Person to the Unit - Cash) to add a previously disqualified or ineligible unit member.


SNAP:

In addition, exclude the following people from any SNAP unit:

Ineligible strikers. See 0011.15 (Strikers).

Ineligible students. See 0011.18 (Students).

Non-exempt able-bodied adults who have used up their time-limited eligibility. See 0011.24 (Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents).

People whose citizenship is questionable, pending verification. See 0010 (Verification).

Parole violators. See 0011.27.06 (Parole Violators).

Fleeing felons. 0011.27.09 (Fleeing Felons).

People convicted of residency fraud. See 0011.27.12 (Residency Fraud Conviction).

People convicted of a drug felony who fail random drug testing. See 0011.27.03.01 (Drug Felons - SNAP).



MSA:

No provisions.


GA:

In addition, exclude from all GA units:

People eligible for or receiving non-IV-E foster care, IV-E foster care, MFIP, RCA, or adoption assistance.

People under sanction from MFIP, SSI, or GA for non-compliance with a program requirement.

People receiving SSI or MSA.

Parents of adult applicants with whom the applicant resides.

Drug felons. See 0011.27.03 (Drug Felons).

Parole violators. See 0011.27.06 (Parole Violators).

Fleeing felons. 0011.27.09 (Fleeing Felons).

People convicted of residency fraud. See 0011.27.12 (Residency Fraud Conviction).



GRH:

Each participant is an assistance unit; there are no other members in the unit.

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