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INELIGIBILITY IN A PROSPECTIVE MONTH - CASH

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

See 0022.03 (How and When to Use Prospective Budgeting) for general provisions on prospective budgeting. Also see 0022.03.01 (Prospective Budgeting - Program Provisions), 0022.12.02 (Beginning Date of Eligibility), 0022.18 (Suspensions).

Also see TEMP Manual TE02.05.08 (Switching to Retrospective Budget Cycle), TE02.10.32 (Applicant Ineligible in Processing Month).


MFIP, DWP:

Eligibility begins on the date of application or the date the unit meets all eligibility factors, whichever is later. If the client is not eligible on the date you process the application, deny eligibility and review eligibility for any other program, including SNAP.

If you are acting on the application in the 1st month AND the unit is eligible for that month but not income eligible in the 2nd prospective month, suspend the unit for the 2nd prospective month. A suspension cannot stay in effect for more than 1 month. Deny the case if the unit will be prospectively ineligible for 2 consecutive months.

When the unit is ineligible for the 1st month, but eligible for the 2nd month:

If you are taking action on the application in the 2nd month, deny assistance for the 1st month but approve the 2nd month without a new CAF. Use prospective budgeting for the 2nd and 3rd months (the 1st 2 months of eligibility).

If you are acting on the application after the 2nd month, and the unit IS eligible on the date you take the action, deny assistance for the 1st month but approve the 2nd month without a new CAF. Use prospective budgeting for the 2nd and 3rd months (the 1st 2 months of eligibility).

If you are acting on the application after the 2nd month, and the unit is NOT eligible on the date you take the action, DENY ASSISTANCE for the 1st, 2nd, and subsequent months. Use the denial reason which you use for the 1st month for all subsequent months.


If SNAP was opened for the month of ineligibility for MFIP, close SNAP when you open MFIP.


SNAP:

See 0022.03.04 (Ineligibility in a Prospective Month - SNAP).


MSA, GA:

Clients must be eligible for assistance on the date you are acting on the case. See 0005.12.15 (Application Processing Standards), 0008.06.06 (Adding a Person to the Unit - Cash).

Do not suspend when a unit is ineligible in either of the 1st 2 prospective months. The action you need to take depends on when you are acting on the application:

When the unit is ineligible for the 1st month, but eligible for the 2nd month:

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If you are acting on the application in the 1st or 2nd month, deny assistance for the 1st month but approve the 2nd month without a new CAF. Use prospective budgeting for the 2nd and 3rd months (the 1st 2 months of eligibility).

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If you are acting on the application after the 2nd month, and the unit IS eligible on the date you are acting, deny assistance for the 1st month but approve the 2nd month without a new CAF. Use prospective budgeting for the 2nd and 3rd months (the 1st 2 months of eligibility).

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If you are acting on the application after the 2nd month, and the unit is NOT eligible on the date you are acting, DENY ASSISTANCE for the 1st, 2nd, and subsequent months. Use the denial reason which you use for the 1st month for all subsequent months.

When the unit is eligible for the 1st month, but ineligible for the 2nd month:

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If you are acting on the application in the 1st month, approve assistance for the 1st month, close for the 2nd month, and require the unit to reapply for any further benefits.

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If you are acting on the application in the 2nd month, deny assistance for the 1st and 2nd month. Require the unit to reapply for any further benefits.

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If you are acting on the application after the 2nd month, and the unit IS eligible on the date you are acting, approve assistance for the 1st month, close for the 2nd month, and approve for the 3rd and any subsequent months using the same CAF. Use prospective budgeting for the 1st month. Also use prospective budgeting for the 3rd and 4th months, since there has been a break in eligibility of 1 month.

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If you are acting on the application after the 2nd month, and the unit is NOT eligible on the date you are acting, DENY assistance for the 1st, 2nd, and subsequent months. Use the denial reason which you use for the 1st month for all subsequent months.


When you approve results in MAXIS, you will get a pop-up window for ineligible months asking if the case should be closed or suspended; "C" for close is the default. Remember that in the 2 initial months you MAY NOT SUSPEND and you MUST DENY or CLOSE, as noted in the above situations.

For suspension provisions for participants after the 1st 2 months of eligibility, see 0022.18 (Suspensions).


GRH:

No provisions.

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