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Combined Manual


GLOSSARY: CALENDAR MONTH...

ISSUE DATE: 07/2016
Revision #12

CALENDAR MONTH
A period that begins with the 1st day of the month and ends with the last day of the month.

CAPITAL ASSET

An asset with a useful life of more than 1 year.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

The purchase or improvement of REAL PROPERTY or PERSONAL PROPERTY having a useful life of more than 1 year. See the SNAP Farm Loss Offset Policy Guide (PDF).

CAPITAL GAIN

Profit from the sale of a CAPITAL ASSET.

CAREGIVER

A person who provides care and support to a MINOR CHILD. The person may or may not receive benefits.

MFIP, DWP : See 0014.03.03 (Determining the Cash Assistance Unit) for a list of who may be a CAREGIVER. A pregnant woman with no other children is also considered a caregiver; see 0013.03.03 (Pregnant Woman Basis - MFIP/DWP).

CASH ASSISTANCE

Assistance received from 1 of the CASH PROGRAMS, excluding the food portion of an MFIP grant.

CASH CUT-OFF NOTICE

A notice sent prior to cash benefit issuance for the subsequent month. See 0026.12.18 (Cash Cut-Off Notice).

CASH GIFT

Money given directly to a UNIT which is not otherwise counted as income to the unit, or considered to be a RELATIVE CONTRIBUTION.

CASH-OUT DEMONSTRATION PROJECT

SNAP: A pilot project that issues cash benefits to eligible people rather than benefits restricted to food purchases (People age 65 or older or eligible for SSI.)

CASH PROGRAMS

MINNESOTA FAMILY INVESTMENT PROGRAM (MFIP), DIVERSIONARY WORK PROGRAM (DWP), GENERAL ASSISTANCE (GA), MINNESOTA SUPPLEMENTAL AID (MSA), REFUGEE CASH ASSISTANCE (RCA), and EMERGENCY GENERAL ASSISTANCE (EGA).

CASUALTY

MFIP : Damage to a HOMESTEAD such as from fire.

CATEGORY OF ASSISTANCE

A general grouping of similar types of ASSISTANCE. The 2 categories in this manual are: CASH ASSISTANCE, see above, and SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, see 0002.25 (Glossary: First Adult...). Also see HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS in 0002.29 (Glossary: Gross RSDI...).

C-CORPORATION

An artificial ‘legal being’ (legal concept only) endowed by law with the powers, rights, liabilities and duties of a natural person. A corporation’s assets are controlled by the business entity itself, not by the owners (stockholders) directly.

CERTIFICATION

The initial determination that an APPLICANT is eligible for ASSISTANCE.

CERTIFICATION PERIOD

The period of time between initial eligibility and the date a county must review the case, or the period of time between required reviews.

CHANGE REPORTERS

Units that are NOT required to report changes on a monthly HOUSEHOLD REPORT FORM (HRF) or COMBINED SIX-MONTH REPORT (CSR). For more information, see 0002.11 (Glossary: Child Care...), 0002.31 (Glossary: Honoraria...), 0007.03.02 (Six-Month Reporting), 0007.15 (Unscheduled Reporting of Changes - Cash), 0007.15.03 (Unscheduled Reporting of Changes - SNAP).

CHANGE REPORT FORM (DHS-2402) (PDF)

A form given to clients who do not report monthly or every 6 months to report required changes; the form may also be used to report changes for all programs. See 0007.15 (Unscheduled Reporting of Changes - Cash), 0007.15.03 (Unscheduled Reporting of Changes - SNAP).

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

The compulsive use of a chemical(s) characterized by 3 or more of the following: daily use required to function, inability to stop using the chemical, repeated efforts to control or reduce excessive use, binge use, amnesia about events occurring while intoxicated, and use despite physical problems aggravated by use.

CHEMICAL USE ASSESSMENT

GA : An assessment interview and written listing of the client's specific problems related to chemical use which enables the assessor to determine a level of chemical involvement.

CHILD

MFIP, DWP : See MINOR CHILD in 0002.41 (Glossary: Medically Necessary...).

SNAP: A person under age 22 who is living with a parent(s). See 0014.03.06 (Determining the SNAP Unit).

CHILD & TEEN CHECKUPS

A component of the Medical Assistance program that promotes comprehensive health care that includes screening, diagnosis, and treatment services for children from birth to age 21. Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) is Minnesota's name for the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. See the Insurance Affordability Programs/Health Care Manuals.


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