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Seasons of Change – MFWCAA 2009 Recharge, Renew, Revive


Rita M. Galindre


Rita M. Galindre
• DHS – Program Assessment & Integrity Division (PAID) • MN Federal TANF Reports Manager
– TANF Work Participation Rate – TANF Work Participation Case Reviews
Work Participation Rate Knowledge Assessment




MFWCAA – September 30, 2009

Work Participation Rate Knowledge Assessment




MFWCAA – September 30, 2009

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The TANF Work Participation Rate (WPR) is:


The TANF Work Participation Rate (WPR) is:

ό Federally mandated work performance requirement ό MN’s TANF program is MFIP ό Must meet 50% WPR ό Case Reduction Credit (CRC)

The Work Benefit Program impacts the WPR.


The Work Benefit Program impacts the WPR.

ό Work Benefit (WB) eff. 10/1/09 ό WB non-2 parent cases are counted in WPR (SSP-MOE cases) ό WB case may have two-parents, but not counted in WPR ό CASE/NOTE how prospective income & hours determined

1. The TANF WPR does not include which of the following case types?



1. The TANF WPR does not include which of the following case types?


MFIP or WB two-parent cases One-parent cases Federal Food Only cases Cases that received a $0 TANF benefit issuance for the report month

1) The TANF WPR does not include case types:



1) The TANF WPR does not include case types:


☼ MFIP or WB two-parent cases Federal Food Only cases Cases that received a $0 TANF benefit issuance for the report month
• Which of these statements are true?
• Which of these statements are true?
All MFIP cases are TANF cases. All TANF cases are MFIP cases. A MFIP two-parent case can be a TANF case due to SSI or Immigration status DRA stands for Data Reliability Audit.
2) These statements are true.
2) These statements are true.
All TANF cases are MFIP A MFIP two-parent case can be a TANF case due to SSI or Immigration status
• The financial worker should communicate with the job counselor when: (Mark all that apply)
• The financial worker should communicate with the job counselor when: (Mark all that apply)
Participants graduate from high school or GED program The MAXIS INFC-WORK panel does not show that a referral was successful A case reopens after a recent closing to make sure ES reopens their case Participants report on their HRF that they provided original pay stubs to ES
3) The financial worker should communicate with the job counselor when:
3) The financial worker should communicate with the job counselor when:
Participants report on their HRF that they provided pay stubs to ES The MAXIS to WF1 interface sends updates of the other information to WF1. ES may call the FW to verify referral was sent if there is no referral data on WF1.
• What is the minimum number of monthly work hours needed by a parent (children aged 8 & 10) to count as successfully participating (in numerator of WPR)?
• What is the minimum number of monthly work hours needed by a parent (children aged 8 & 10) to count as successfully participating (in numerator of WPR)?
○ 80 ○ 130 87160
4) The minimum number of monthly work hours needed by a parent (children aged 8 & 10) to count as successfully participating (in numerator of WPR) is:
4) The minimum number of monthly work hours needed by a parent (children aged 8 & 10) to count as successfully participating (in numerator of WPR) is:
130 There is no child under age 6 on the parents’ case.
• Which of the following MAXIS panels provide WPR hours data? (Mark all that apply)
• Which of the following MAXIS panels provide WPR hours data? (Mark all that apply)
○ BUSI ○ RBIC ○ EMPS ○ JOBS ○ JOBS
5) The following MAXIS panels provide WPR hours data:
5) The following MAXIS panels provide WPR hours data:
JOBS BUSI & RBIC
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• Which of the following statements are false? (Mark all that apply)
• Which of the following statements are false? (Mark all that apply) Round all work hours to the next whole number. Only record prospective hours in the first 2 application months. Work study hours count in the work participation rate. For a New Hire DAIL message add a JOBS panel and record 130 hours. The job counselor must tell the financial worker when income is subsidized to code it on JOBS. 6) The following statements are false:
6) The following statements are false: Rounding all work hours to the next whole number Only record prospective hours in the first 2 application months For a New Hire DAIL message add a JOBS panel and record 130 hours
• Parents can be disregarded from the WPR when those parents are caring for a disabled family member in the home whether or not the disabled member is a full-time student.
• Parents can be disregarded from the WPR when those parents are caring for a disabled family member in the home whether or not the disabled member is a full-time student.
○ True ○ False
7) Parents can be disregarded from the WPR when those parents are caring for a disabled family member in the home whether or not the disabled member is a full-time student.
7) Parents can be disregarded from the WPR when those parents are caring for a disabled family member in the home whether or not the disabled member is a full-time student.
True
• For a past month you realize that some STAT panels are wrong, which of the following statements are true? (Mark all that apply)
• For a past month you realize that some STAT panels are wrong, which of the following statements are true? (Mark all that apply) Correct it even though you cannot approve the results. It does not matter since benefits were already issued. JOBS, BUSI, and RBIC updates will be counted for up to two months after the current TANF report month (e.g. enter hours by February 1 for the November TANF report month. It’s the financial workers responsibility to make sure the data is correct in the current and future month; and approve the STAT updates in ELIG from the current month forward. 8) The following statements are true:
8) The following statements are true: Correct it even though you cannot approve the results. JOBS, BUSI, and RBIC updates will be counted for up to 2 months after the current TANF report month It’s the financial workers responsibility to make sure the data is correct in the current and future month; and approve the STAT updates in ELIG from the current month forward. • For the TANF Work Participation Case Reviews, the number one cause of financial workers errors has consistently been:
• For the TANF Work Participation Case Reviews, the number one cause of financial workers errors has consistently been:
Rounding error in the calculation of Paid Employment hours (TE02.08.170 eff. 1/08) Math error – simple addition errors Incomplete documentation of work hours (missing pay stub(s) or other employer produced document) Hours recorded are inconsistent with documentation in case file
9) For the TANF Work Participation Case Reviews, the number one cause of financial worker errors has consistently been:
9) For the TANF Work Participation Case Reviews, the number one cause of financial worker errors has consistently been:
Hours recorded are inconsistent with documentation in case file
• How many hours are recorded on the JOBS panel from the pay stub below? Hrs: _____
• How many hours are recorded on the JOBS panel from the pay stub below? Hrs: _____ 10) Record 22 hours on JOBS.
10) Record 22 hours on JOBS.
• My work is a balance between servicing participants to the best of my ability and positively impacting the work participation rate and other programs with accurate data.
• My work is a balance between servicing participants to the best of my ability and positively impacting the work participation rate and other programs with accurate data.
○ True ○ False
• My work is a balance between servicing participants to the best of my ability and positively impacting the work participation rate and other programs with accurate data.
• My work is a balance between servicing participants to the best of my ability and positively impacting the work participation rate and other programs with accurate data.
True
TANF Work Participation Case Reviews TANF Work Participation Case Reviews
• 8 quarters completed (April 07’ – March 09’) • FFY 2008 report on CountyLink website • Trends show the two major error categories for financial staff are:
– Computation – Data Discrepancy
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Questions? Submit to rita.galindre@state.mn.us

Thank you for your time!

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