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ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS INCOME

ISSUE DATE: 03/2017

MFIP, DWP:
For which assistance payments to count see 0017.12.03 (Unearned Income). Also see 0011.21 (Receipt of Other Assistance).


SNAP:

EXCLUDE:

Cash assistance vendor paid to battered women’s shelters.

Cash assistance payments that are intended to cover or correct a previous month’s assistance payment. This includes EGA.

EGA vendor payments.

The amount of assistance payments being recouped from SSI, GA, or MSA if the overpayment is not related to adjudicated fraud.

Nutritional Assistance Program benefits.

Any Initial Refugee Resettlement Funds, whether received as cash or as vendored third party payments. See 0030.01 (Local Resettlement Agencies).


COUNT

Cash assistance that can be anticipated for the issuance month, unless exempt above.

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If a unit's RCA, MSA, GA, or SSI is reduced due to a SANCTION because a unit member did not comply with mandatory program requirements, compute SNAP benefits using the cash grant the unit WOULD HAVE received had they complied. The sanction must be one that the sanctioned person can cure. This applies for the duration of the reduction in the cash program.

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If the unit's RCA, MSA, GA, or SSI is decreased or terminated because the unit did not comply with mandatory program VERIFICATION requirements, budget the amount of cash assistance the unit ACTUALLY received, which may be $0.

The amount of an assistance payment being recouped from SSI, DWP, GA, or MSA due to adjudicated fraud.

EGA cash payments issued in the current month for the current month’s basic needs unless paid for a disaster such as a fire or flood.

The GA amount paid to the client or vendor paid to a group residential housing provider. This includes personal needs payments.



MSA, GA:

For which assistance payments to count see 0017.12.03 (Unearned Income).


GRH:

Follow MSA for aged, blind, or disabled clients. Follow GA for all other adults with the following exceptions:

Count $70 personal needs allowance as income for a DWP participant who is in a GRH setting.

Count the GRH gross income of a person who is included in an active MFIP case. The MFIP cash portion of the Transitional Standard for 1 person is the GRH gross income for a person who is included in an active MFIP grant. See 0020.09 (MFIP/DWP Assistance Standards).

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