MFIP, DWP, SNAP, MSA, GRH:
After giving 30 days advance notice to DHS, counties may issue GA benefits using 1 of the methods below for clients without a verified residence. Counties choosing to use weekly issuance must do so for all clients without a verified residence.
Do not issue benefits on a weekly basis to a client who has a medical certification of mental illness or developmental disability. Discontinue weekly payments when a client verifies a residence address.
Provide clients with the schedule to use to come in to the county agency office to pick up payments and notices.
For the 1st month, you may issue benefits by either of the 2 methods below. After the 1st full calendar month, you must issue benefits using Method 1.
Method 1: DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY MONTHLY AND ISSUE BENEFITS ON A WEEKLY BASIS.
Divide the monthly benefit payment into 4 weekly payments and issue by cash, voucher, or vendor payments.
All standard notice, eligibility, and grant calculation provisions apply.
Method 2: DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY AND ISSUE BENEFITS ON A WEEKLY BASIS.
Determine the amount of weekly benefits using either actual need or by dividing the monthly benefit into 4 weekly payments. Follow the provisions of 0004.18 (Determining the Amount of Emergency Aid) to determine the actual need. Use cash, voucher, or vendor payments. Do not issue benefits for a period in which the unit claims no need, unless the client has good cause for not claiming need. See GOOD CAUSE in 0002.27 (Glossary: FSET...).
Notify the unit each time it receives weekly benefits that it will not receive subsequent weekly benefits unless it claims need or has good cause for not claiming need. The advance notice requirement in 0026.12 (Timing of Notices) does not apply when issuing benefits under this option. All forms used for determining assistance weekly must meet DHS standards in TE12.02.01 (County Designed Forms).
Do not use this method of benefit payment beyond the 1st full calendar month after the month of application or for a unit that receives or is expected to receive countable income within the month of application or the following month.