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SUSPENSIONS

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

Also see TEMP Manual TE02.10.13 (Three Paychecks Anticipated - Food Support), TE02.13.11 (Significant Change).


MFIP:

See 0022.12.02 (Beginning Date of Eligibility) for what to do if a unit is not eligible for MFIP on the date of application.

If a unit is not income eligible in the 2nd prospective month, suspend the unit for that 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.

Do not close a case with a $0 grant due to sanction. Continue the $0 grant for as many months as there would have been a grant if there were no sanction in place.

After the initial months, suspend a case in the payment month if it is not income eligible in the corresponding budget month and you do not expect the excess income to continue. If the excess income will continue for more than 1 month, close the case.

Do not require a new application to reinstate after the suspension month or $0 grant months.


DWP:

No provisions.


SNAP:

The following provisions ONLY apply to Uncle Harry Food Support (UHFS) units.

Suspend benefits for units who will only be ineligible for 1 month. Do not require a new application to reinstate after the suspension month.

A suspension cannot remain in effect for more than 1 month. Terminate the case if the unit is ineligible for 2 consecutive months.

It is possible to suspend a prospectively budgeted unit in any month after the 1st month of certification if the unit will be prospectively ineligible in that month. See 0022.03.04 (Ineligibility in a Prospective Month - SNAP) for when a unit is ineligible in a prospective month.

If a unit on retrospective budgeting is prospectively income ineligible for 1 month, continue the retrospective cycle. Suspend the unit retrospectively in the appropriate payment month.

Suspension may interrupt the retrospective portion of the budgeting cycle. Use prospective budgeting for the 2 months after suspension when a suspended unit has 1 of the following changes during the suspension month:

Loss of employment.

Decrease in hours of work.

Loss of a unit member who has countable income.



MSA:

See 0022.03.03 (Ineligibility in a Prospective Month - Cash) for applicants who are ineligible in 1 of the 2 initial months.

Suspend benefits for participants who will only be income ineligible for 1 month. Do not require a new application to reinstate after the suspension month.

A suspension cannot remain in effect for more than 1 month. Terminate the case if the client is ineligible for 2 consecutive months.


GA:

Do not suspend a unit in either of the 1st 2 prospective months. See 0022.03.03 (Ineligibility in a Prospective Month - Cash).

If a unit on retrospective budgeting is prospectively income ineligible for no more than 1 month, continue the retrospective cycle. Suspend the unit in the payment month that corresponds to the budget month with the excess income. Do not apply a suspension prospectively nor suspend a case for more than 1 consecutive month. Terminate the case if the unit will be prospectively ineligible for 2 consecutive months.

Do not require a new application to reinstate after the suspension month.

Suspension may interrupt the retrospective budgeting cycle. See 0022.09 (When to Switch Budget Cycles - Cash).


GRH:

Suspend benefits for participants who will only be income ineligible for 1 or 2 months. A suspension cannot remain in effect for more than 2 consecutive months. Do not require a new application to reinstate after the suspension month(s).

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