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Combined Manual


GLOSSARY: PERMANENT...

ISSUE DATE: 12/2013
Revision #9

PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT
GA : SUITABLE EMPLOYMENT that is not, by description, of limited duration.

PERMANENTLY AND TOTALLY DISABLED

People who are or could be considered permanently and totally disabled according to the provisions of the ASSISTANCE PROGRAM for which they are applying or are a participant. See 0012.15 (Incapacity and Disability Determinations).

PERSON TRAINED IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

MFIP, DWP : An individual who works for an organization designated by the Minnesota Center for Crime Victim Services as providing services to victims of domestic violence, a county staff person who has received similar training, or any other person or organization designated by a qualifying organization.

PERSONAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE

DWP : An allowance of up to $70 per month per DWP unit member to pay for expenses such as household products and personal products.

MSA, GA, GRH : The amount of monthly income clients may retain or receive for their day-to-day expenses.

PERSONAL PROPERTY

Any asset which is not REAL PROPERTY (including a CONTRACT FOR DEED).

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK OPPORTUNITY AND RECONCILIATION ACT (PRWORA)

An agreement signed into law on 8-22-96 which eliminated the federal entitlement program of AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN and created a new program called TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF). PRWORA provides block grants to states to offer time-limited cash assistance. It also made major changes in the Food Stamp Program.

PLAN TO ACHIEVE SELF-SUPPORT (PASS)

A plan approved by the SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION for SSI RECIPIENTs which allows certain client assets or income to be excluded in determining benefits for some assistance programs. See 0018.06.06 (Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS)).

POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL

A school serving students beyond the 12th grade, such as a community college, university, or technical college.

PRE-ADMISSION SCREENING (PAS) PROGRAM

A screening program that prevents inappropriate nursing home or boarding care placement.

PREDICTION OF ELIGIBILITY

An informal prediction by a worker of a person’s likelihood of eligibility for assistance. This is a separate and optional procedure from the initial contact process. See 0005.03.03 (Predicting Eligibility).

PREMARITAL AGREEMENT

A contract made before marriage which sets terms for division of property and support in the event of marriage dissolution.

PREPAID BURIAL ACCOUNT

Funds paid in advance for funeral expenses.

PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION

SNAP: A declaration made by the President of the United States or the designee such as the Secretary of Agriculture that establishes temporary emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility standards for people who are disaster victims.

PRIMARY CONTACT PERSON

The person designated by the UNIT or the COUNTY AGENCY to whom the agency directs correspondence and notices. The primary contact person may be someone other than the principal wage earner. For the description of principal wage earner, see 0028.03.06 (Determining SNAP Principal Wage Earner).

PRIVATE DATA

Data not available to the public under state law. Private data are available to the subject of the data and that person’s AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE. See 0003.09.09 (Client Rights, Private and Confidential Data).

PRIVILEGED

A MAXIS term limiting who may view case information on the system.

PROCEDURAL ELIGIBILITY

Things people have to do to be eligible for assistance, such as requirements regarding Social Security numbers, being a MINOR CAREGIVER, Employment Services, applying for other benefits, disability, child and medical support, health insurance, and tort settlements or claims. See 0012 (Procedural Eligibility). Also see the Insurance Affordability Programs/Health Care Manuals.

PROCESSING MONTH

The month designated for processing a COMBINED SIX-MONTH REPORT (CSR), a HOUSEHOLD REPORT FORM (HRF), or a RECERTIFICATION. See 0002.11 (Glossary: Child Care...), 0002.31 (Glossary: Honoraria...), 0007.03.02 (Six-Month Reporting - SNAP).

PROCESSING PERIOD

The time program rules allow for processing an APPLICATION. Also called PROCESSING STANDARDS.

PROCESSING STANDARDS

The period of time allowed to determine eligibility.


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