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Combined Manual


GLOSSARY: SUITABLE...

ISSUE DATE: 12/2013
Revision #7

SUITABLE EMPLOYMENT
The definition of SUITABLE EMPLOYMENT varies by program. See 0028.18.03 (Suitable/Unsuitable Work).

SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS (SEOG)

A federal financial aid program for post-secondary students.

SUPPLEMENTAL LOANS FOR STUDENTS (SLS)

Federal financial aid program for post-secondary students.

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

The federal Food and Nutrition Service Program of the United States Department of Agriculture. Formerly known as Food Support or Food Stamps. This program helps low-income people eat a more nutritious diet by supplementing their food budget.

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING (SNAP E&T)

The name of an employment and training program for some SNAP recipients.

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)

A program operated by the Social Security Administration that provides monthly income to low income people who are AGED, BLIND, or have a DISABILITY.

SUPPLIES

Products or items used or consumed in a SELF-EMPLOYMENT business which cannot be identified as related to a particular sale or service and which have a useful life of less than 1 year. See also CAPITAL ASSET and CAPITAL EXPENDITURE in 0002.09 (Glossary: Calendar Month...), INVENTORY in 0002.35 (Glossary: Inventory...).

SUPPORT AND COLLECTIONS

The IV-D or child support agency.

SUPPORTED WORK

MFIP, DWP : Funding or activities and services designed to support a participant who is engaged in paid employment. This includes, but is not limited to, wage subsidies, supervision and job coaching, and on-the-job specific skills training.

SUSPENSION

A 1 month interruption in eligibility for BENEFITs. BENEFITs suspended 1 month are reinstated the next month without a new APPLICATION.

SWORN STATEMENT

MFIP, WB, DWP : A written declaration made by participant. It is similar to an affidavit, but unlike an affidavit, it does not need to be sealed by an official such as a notary public or other authorized officer. The signing of the statement only needs to be witnessed if a Notary is not available.

SVES

See STATE VERIFICATION AND EXCHANGE SYSTEM in 0002.63 (Glossary: Special Diet...).

SYSTEMATIC ALIEN VERIFICATION FOR ENTITLEMENTS (SAVE)

A process which allows access to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) data to validate the IMMIGRATION STATUS of NON-CITIZEN APPLICANTs for MFIP, DWP, SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP), REFUGEE CASH ASSISTANCE, and MINNESOTA FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (MFAP) who are determined eligible for those programs; or for PARTICIPANTs of those programs who report an IMMIGRATION STATUS change. Authorized staff may access the USCIS data through the Alien Status Verification System. See 0010.18.11.03 (Systematic Alien Verification (SAVE)). SAVE is also required for some health care programs; see the Insurance Affordability Programs/Health Care Manuals.

TANF

See TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) GRANT below.

TANF PARTICIPATION RATE

An MFIP and WB process measure that tracks the percentage of participants in a given month who are fully engaged in the work or work-related activity requirements of MFIP and WB. For more information, see Employment Services Manual 16.3 (TANF Participation Rate).

TARGETING

The setting of special parameters by DHS to reduce the number of IEVS matches referred to county agencies for follow-up.

TECHNICAL ELIGIBILITY

Non-financial eligibility requirements dealing with criteria such as CITIZENSHIP, residence, student or STRIKER status, and eligibility for other types of assistance. See 0011 (Technical Eligibility).

TEFRA OPTION

Provides MA eligibility to some disabled children who live with their families. It was part of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982. See the Insurance Affordability Programs/Health Care Manuals.

TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Lifeline, Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP), and Link-Up
provide new telephone service installations and monthly telephone service discounts to low-income people. Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) program provides equipment for those who have hearing loss, speech, and/or mobility impairment that limits their use of a standard telephone. For additional information about these programs, see 0029.09 (Telephone Assistance Programs).

TEMPORARILY UNOCCUPIED

Refers to a home which a client intends to return to, but is not living in currently due to travel needs for employment or training, illness, natural disaster, or CASUALTY. The home cannot be rented out.

TEMPORARY ABSENCE

A period of time a person may be physically absent from a residence but still considered to be in the UNIT. See 0014.09 (Assistance Units - Temporary Absence).

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) GRANT

A federal grant which replaced the AFDC program in Minnesota.

TEMPORARY DAY LABOR

Work acquired by going to an agency each day to compete for a work assignment for that day. The workers are often paid on a daily basis.

TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS

See 0011.03.24 (Non-Citizens - Lawfully Residing People).

TEN DAY NOTICE

Notices mailed or given to clients at least 10 days before the date of action. See 0026.12.03 (10 Day Notice).

TENANTS-IN-COMMON

Ownership of property whereby the owners' equity is prorated according to shares of ownership. Also see JOINT OWNERSHIP in 0002.35 (Glossary: Inventory...), MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP in 0002.43 (Glossary: Money...).

TERMINATION

A discontinuation of program participation and BENEFITs.


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