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WHEN BENEFITS ARE PAID - SNAP/MSA/GA/GRH

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

EXCEPT for GA, 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).

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


MFIP, DWP:

See 0024.03 (When Benefits Are Paid - MFIP/DWP).


SNAP:

When expedited units apply after the 15th of a month and are eligible for both the application month and subsequent month, issue both months' benefits at the same time. See 0004.06 (Emergencies - 1st Month Processing), 0004.09 (Emergencies - 2nd and 3rd Month Processing).

When non-expedited units apply after the 15th of the month, and they provide verification for and are eligible for both the application month and subsequent month, issue benefits for both months at the same time.

Benefits issued through EBT are staggered over 10 calendar days, beginning on the 4th through the 13th of every month, without regard to weekends or holidays.

DHS mails SSI/elderly cash-out benefits on the 1st working day of the month, unless those benefits are "Direct Deposited". If so, see instructions from 0024.03 (When Benefits Are Paid - MFIP/DWP) under MFIP Direct Deposit.


MSA:

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 by the 1st working day of the month.

For clients using electronic benefits, the MSA benefit will be available at 6:00 a.m. on the 1st day of the month, without regard to Sundays or Holidays.


GA:

Unless requested otherwise, issue regular benefits monthly to:

People who are medically certified with mental illness or developmental disabilities.

Units with a permanent address.


The county agency must mail monthly warrants in time for postal delivery no later than the 1st day of each month. Date benefit warrants with the 1st day of the month or an earlier date as approved by DHS.

For clients with monthly issuances who are using electronic benefits, the GA benefit will be available at 6:00 a.m. on the 1st day of the month, without regard to Sundays or Holidays.

Issue regular benefits to clients without a permanent address in monthly or weekly payments as the county agency determines appropriate. The benefits must be available on the day the client is scheduled to come into the office to pick them up. Only clients who have an appropriate cash exclusion code can receive benefits weekly. Also see 0024.04.09 (GA Weekly Issuance).

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).


GRH:

GRH benefits may be paid 2 ways:

Pre-payments issued at the beginning of an eligibility month.

Post-payments issued after an eligibility month.



Post-payments must be issued for:

Clients whose placement in a GRH setting is expected to last 30 days or less.

Clients who are monthly reporters.


Pre-payments may be issued at the county’s discretion in all other situations.

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