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Combined Manual


GLOSSARY: TWO PARTY...

ISSUE DATE: 06/2016
Revision #6

TWO PARTY PAYMENT
ASSISTANCE BENEFIT issued by the COUNTY AGENCY to the PARTICIPANT and another person jointly. Neither party can cash the check without the signature of the other party.

UBEN

Unemployment Insurance data. An IEVS exchange with the Department of Employment and Economic Development completed monthly for participants and semi monthly for applicants for federal programs.

UHFS

See UNCLE HARRY FOOD SUPPORT below.

UNCLE HARRY

See UNCLE HARRY FOOD SUPPORT (UHFS) below.

UNCLE HARRY FOOD SUPPORT (UHFS)

SNAP benefits received by any person who lives with a MFIP unit AND who would be part of the unit under SNAP policy, but is NOT a mandatory unit member under MFIP policy.

UNCOLLECTIBLE CLAIMS

OVERPAYMENTs for which the county agency documents it cannot locate the overpaid UNIT, or the cost of continuing collections is likely to exceed the amount the county agency can recover.

UNDER PARENTAL CONTROL

SNAP: To be under age 18 and dependent, financially or otherwise, on an adult unit member.

UNDERPAYMENT

A BENEFIT which is less than the amount to which the CLIENT is entitled.

UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE

People living in the United States without the knowledge or approval of the U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (USCIS). See 0011.03.27 (Undocumented and Non Immigrant People), 0011.03.27.03 (Protocols for Reporting Undocumented People).

UNEARNED INCOME

Income a person receives without being required to perform any labor or service as a condition of receiving the income. See 0017.12 (Determining if Income Is Earned or Unearned), 0017.12.03 (Unearned Income).

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

See UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

A state insurance benefit paid to unemployed people and considered UNEARNED INCOME for assistance programs. This benefit is more commonly called Unemployment Compensation in other states.

UNIFORM RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION POLICIES ACT

A federal program offering cash payments to people forced to move under certain circumstances.

UNIFORMED SERVICES

The United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

UNIT

See ASSISTANCE UNIT in 0002.05 (Glossary: Assistance Standard...).

UNIT MEMBERS

People living together as part of an ASSISTANCE UNIT.

UNRELATED MEMBER

MFIP : A person not included in the list of who could apply as an eligible caregiver for the assistance unit children. See 0014.03.03 (Determining the Cash Assistance Unit), 0020.09 (MFIP/DWP Assistance Standards).

UNSALABLE REAL PROPERTY

Property which 2 sources who are knowledgeable about the value of the property and the local area agree cannot be sold due to a specified condition, or property which has been for sale at least 90 days at a price no more than the highest current MARKET VALUE without an offer received. Current market value means a value established within 6 months of application or since the last RECERTIFICATION.

UNSUITABLE EMPLOYMENT

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

UNVI

Unverified Unearned Income. An IEVS exchange completed annually for participants and monthly for applicants of federal programs. The source is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It reports information such as dividends, interest, and lottery winnings.

U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES (USCIS)

Formerly named Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service (BCIS).

VA

Veterans' Administration.

VEHICLES

MFIP, DWP, MSA, GA.GRH: Vehicles/cars are defined as a car, truck, van, camper, motorcycle or trailer.

NOTE: A mobile home or manufactured home intended for permanent occupancy is NOT a trailer.

SNAP: Vehicles/cars are defined as anything that a person travels in or on, or uses to transport something. See 0013.06 (SNAP Categorical Eligibility/Ineligibility), 0015.39 (Assets - Vehicle Exclusions), 0015.54 (Evaluation of Vehicles), 0029.36 (Domestic Violence Brochure Program).

VENDOR

A provider of goods or services.

VENDOR PAYMENT

A payment made by a 3rd party to a vendor on behalf of the unit.

OR

ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS made directly to a provider of goods and services on the unit's behalf.


VERIFICATION

The process and evidence used to establish accuracy or completeness of information from an APPLICANT, PARTICIPANT, THIRD PARTY, etc. See 0010 (Verification).

VETERAN

A person who served in active duty (not active duty for training) in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard who fulfilled the minimum 2 years active duty service requirement and was released with a discharge characterized as honorable and NOT on account of alienage. This includes people who died while or after serving in active duty. A veteran is also a person with certain military service before 7-1-46, in the military and some organized guerilla forces of the Philippine government, including service in the Philippine Scouts.

VETERANS' BENEFITS

Benefits and services provided by the United States Veterans Administration (VA) to people who have served in the United States armed forces and their dependents.


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