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WHEN BENEFITS ARE PAID- MFIP/DWP

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

For additional information on EBT issuances, see TEMP Manual TE16.10 (EBT - Issuance Dates).

MFIP:

Issue regular benefits monthly. Issue retroactive benefits as soon as you approve a case. Issue additional payments to reflect a change in the unit's circumstances within 7 calendar days of discovering the unit is entitled to them. Also see 0025.09 (Correcting Underpayments).


WARRANTS


DHS will mail monthly warrants in time for postal delivery no later than the 1st day of each month. When clients must pick up warrants, DHS will arrange to have those warrants available to the county by the 1st working day of the month.


ELECTRONIC BENEFIT TRANSFER (EBT)


Monthly issuances of cash benefits are available after 6:00 a.m. on the following days:

If the last digit of the case number is odd, the benefits are available on the 2nd to the last day of the previous month.

If the last digit of the case number is even, the benefits are available on the last day of the previous month.



Daily issuances of cash benefits are as follows:

Overnight issuances are deposited into the client's account at 10:00 a.m. the following day, including Saturdays and holidays.

Rapid Electronic Issuances (REI) are deposited into the client's account by 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. each working day.



DIRECT DEPOSIT


Monthly benefits issued via direct deposit are available the 1st of the month, or the last banking day prior to the 1st if the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday. Daily benefits issued to an ongoing direct deposit case are available 2 banking days after the issuance.


EBT

Food portion benefits issued via EBT are staggered over 10 calendar days (the 4th through the 13th) without regard to weekends or holidays.

The case number determines when EBT food benefits will be available. Food benefits will be available on the 4th of the month for case numbers ending in 4, the 9th day of the month for case numbers ending in 9, the 13th of the month for case numbers ending in 3, and so on.



REI


Rapid Electronic Issuances (REI) are deposited into the client's account by 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. each working day.


DWP:

Follow the MFIP cash portion policy.

Issue DWP benefits within 1 working day after receiving notice that the Employment Plan has been signed. For more information on Employment Plans, see 0028.15 (Employment Plan (EP)).


SNAP, MSA, GA, GRH:

See 0024.03.03 (When Benefits Are Paid - SNAP/MSA/GA/GRH).

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