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Combined Manual


GLOSSARY: SELF...

ISSUE DATE: 07/2016
Revision #18

SELF (STUDENT EDUCATIONAL LOAN FUNDS)
State financial aid program for post secondary students.

SELF-EMPLOYED

Describes a person who works independently, is a SOLE PROPRIETOR, or owns a business in PARTNERSHIP.

SELF-EMPLOYMENT

Employment where people work for themselves rather than an employer, are responsible for their own work schedule, do not have taxes or FICA withheld by an employer, and do not have coverage under an employer's liability or WORKERS' COMPENSATION insurance.

SELF-SUPPORT INDEX

MFIP, DWP: An outcome measure that tracks whether adults are either working 30 or more hours per week or no longer receiving MFIP/DWP cash payments 3 years after the baseline quarter.

SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants)

A federal financial aid program for post-secondary students.

SHELTER COSTS

MFIP : Rent, manufactured home lot rentals, monthly principal, interest, insurance premiums, and property taxes due for mortgages or contracts for deed costs.

DWP : See FAMILY MAINTENANCE NEEDS in 0002.23 (Glossary: Fair Hearing...)

SNAP: See 0018.15 (Shelter Deductions).

MSA : Rent; mobile home lot rentals; monthly principal, interest, insurance premiums, and property taxes for mortgages or contract for deed costs; utilities, including heating, cooling, electricity, water, and sewer; garbage removal; and the basic service fee for 1 telephone.

SHELTER DEDUCTION

SNAP: Income deductions based on the unit's housing costs and utility costs. See 0018.15 (Shelter Deductions).

SHELTER FOR BATTERED WOMEN

See BATTERED WOMEN'S SHELTER in 0002.05 (Glossary: Assistance Standard...).

SIBLINGS

Brothers and sisters related through birth or adoption to 1 or both parents.

SICK PAY

Salary or wages an employer pays to or on behalf of an employee who is on sick leave at or below the employee's regular wage.

SIGNIFICANT CHANGE

MFIP : The unit's gross earned and/or unearned income for the payment month declines by $65 plus 50% or more from the gross earned and/or unearned income budgeted in the budget month. See 0008.06.15 (Removing or Recalculating Income), TEMP Manual TE02.13.11 (Significant Change).

SNAP: A suspended Uncle Harry unit's loss of employment, decrease in hours of work, or loss of a unit member with countable income occurs in the suspension month. See TEMP Manual TE02.13.11 (Significant Change).

SIX-MONTH REPORTING

The requirement for some SNAP units and/or GRH recipients to complete a Combined Six-Month Report (DHS-5576) (PDF) (CSR). See 0007.03.02 (Six-Month Reporting).

SMRT

STATE MEDICAL REVIEW TEAM. People appointed by the COMMISSIONER to determine disability.

SNAP :

See SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM in 0002.65 (Glossary: Suitable...).

SNAP E&T

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

SOCIAL SECURITY

See RETIREMENT SURVIVORS DISABILITY INSURANCE in 0002.57 (Glossary: Relative...).

SOCIAL SECURITY ACT

A federal law authorizing such programs as RSDI, TANF, SSI, and MA.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

A federal agency which administers the SSI and RSDI programs.

SOCIAL SECURITY CREDITS

As a person works and pays taxes, he/she earns Social Security credits. The Social Security Administration gives a maximum of 4 credits in 1 year based on a person's own wages. However, EXCEPT for Title II, SSA also gives additional credits based on the wages of a spouse who is still married to the person (or a spouse who is deceased), and/or based on wages a parent earned while the person was a minor child. The same credits may be attributed to the person with wages and his/her spouse or child. See 0010.18.15.06 (Verifying Social Security Credits).

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE

The term sometimes used for the disability insurance part of the Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program. See RETIREMENT, SURVIVORS, AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (RSDI) in 0002.57 (Glossary: Relative...). Also see 0029.06.06 (Retirement, Survivors & Disability Insurance).

SOCIAL SERVICES

The services included in a county's community social services plan which are administered by the county board.

SOLE PROPRIETOR

A person who is the sole owner of an unincorporated SELF-EMPLOYMENT business.

SPECIAL ADVOCACY SERVICES

Services to GA CLIENTS to help them apply for SSI. See 0012.12.06 (Special Services - Applying for SSI).


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