Revision 49 (01-01-21 through 12-31-21) : FAA4 Financial Eligibility Factors
FAA4 Financial Eligibility Factors
 
Included credit union checking accounts policy and added additional clarifying language. (Effective 08/09/2021)
 
Revised procedure from faxing the court order to emailing the court order to the PST. (Effective 07/26/2021)
 
FAA4.A05C – Credit Union Accounts
Removed entire subject. Added this policy to Personal Checking Accounts. (Effective 08/09/2021)
 
Revised to explain the purpose of an IDA and moved the rule out of the exception box. Added that both CA and NA must be active when determining whether an IDA is not countable as resource. (Effective for all applications received on or after 02/01/2021)
 
FAA4.A05D.01 – Individual Development Account (IDA) - Requirements
Removed entire section. There is no longer an agreement with Bank of America for opening IDAs. (Effective for all applications received on or after 02/01/2021)
 
FAA4.A05D.02 – Individual Development Account (IDA) - Screening for Eligibility
Removed entire section. There is no longer an agreement with Bank of America for opening IDAs. (Effective for all applications received on or after 02/01/2021)
 
FAA4.A05D.03 – Opening an Individual Development Account (IDA)
Removed entire section. There is no longer an agreement with Bank of America for opening IDAs. (Effective for all applications received on or after 02/01/2021)
 
Changed title from Monitoring the Individual Development Account (IDA). Revised this section to address requirements for renewals. Monitoring of IDAs during the approval period is not required. (Effective for all applications received on or after 02/01/2021)
 
FAA4.A05D.13 – Individual Development Account (IDA) Status Changes – Notifying Bank of America
Removed entire section. There is no longer an agreement with Bank of America, this section is no longer applicable. (Effective for all applications received on or after 02/01/2021)
 
Added policy regarding Credit Union accounts. (Effective 08/09/2021)
 
FAA4.B03C – Cash
Expanded to include references to prepaid cards, Electronic Pay Cards, and sources of verification for cards that are not linked to a bank or credit union account. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 06/01/2021)
 
FAA4.B03F – Debit Cards
New Policy
Added new reference to clarify how these types of cards are to be treated. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 06/01/2021)
 
FAA4.B03I – Electronic Pay Cards
New Policy
Added new reference to clarify how these types of cards are to be treated. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 06/01/2021)
 
FAA4.B03S – Prepaid Cards
New Policy
Added new reference to clarify how to treat funds on these types of cards. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 06/01/2021)
 
Updated subject title and added policy for State tax refunds and Child Tax Credits, treatment as a resource. (For all Eligibility Determinations Completed on or after 06/07/2021)
 
FAA4.F02A – NA Resources
Added information about lottery or gambling winnings. (Effective with all applications received on or after 08/30/2021)
 
Removed Warning and clarified caretaker exemption eligibility requirements when there are multiple students. (Effective for all applications received on or after 02/01/2021)
 
Added detailed information regarding lottery or gambling winnings and updated policy title. (Effective with all applications received on or after 08/30/2021)
 
FAA4.H03E.04 – CA Sanction Income
Added the associated OnBase FAA-1523A Personal Responsibility Agreement Unity form and the A026 notice as options for compliance. (Effective 03/01/2021)
 
Clarified documentation requirements when using net income and provided examples. (Effective for all applications received on or after 01/11/2021)
 
Revised due to discrepancy in budgeting income and updated policy that Puerto Rico no longer gives cash benefits for NAP. (Effective 01/11/2021)
 
Archived 03/01/2021
Archived 03/22/2021
Archived 04/19/2021
 
Added Railroad Retirement Board Unemployment Insurance income keying information. (Effective with all determinations completed on or after 03/01/2021). Added minors receiving UI information. (Effective for all applications received on or after 03/22/2021.) Added Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) information. (Effective 04/19/2021)
 
New Policy
Added new policy for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. (Effective with all applications received on or after 02/23/2021)
 
New Policy
Added new reference for RCA payments under types of Unearned Income. (Effective with all applications received on or after 07/15/2021)
 
FAA4.H03E.24 – TANF Differential Payment
New Policy
Added new reference for TANF Differential Payments under types of Unearned Income. (Effective with all applications received on or after 07/15/2021)
 
New Policy
Added a new policy reference regarding the new Utility Assistance Program. (Effective with all applications received on or after 06/16/2021)
 
Separated policy for NA and CA. Added that for NA, interest deposited directly to the participant’s account and left on deposit or converted into additional securities is countable as unearned income. (Effective 08/09/2021)
 
Updated title with RRB for Railroad Retirement Board. Added two additional types of RRB Income and keying information. (Effective with all determinations completed on or after 03/01/2021)
 
Clarified documentation requirements when using net income and provided examples. (Effective for all applications received on or after 01/11/2021)
 
Changed the title for the subject to add the treatment for State tax refunds and Child Tax Credits as unearned income. (For all Eligibility Determinations Completed on or after 06/07/2021)
 
Added SRP-MIC TANF child support income. Added that 50% of child support that has been garnished from an Indian Gaming per capita disbursement and passed through to the participant is not countable towards the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community TANF budgetary unit. Revised for CNAP+ formatting. (Effective for all applications received on or after 09/20/2021)
 
Clarified documentation requirements when using net income and provided examples. (Effective for all applications received on or after 01/11/2021)
 
FAA4.I03A – Census Income
New Policy
Added new reference to reinstate census policy due to Post Enumeration Survey. (Effective the benefit month of 02/2021 through 10/2021)
 
Added verification of the TRE reimbursement payment and moved WARNING to a note. (Effective for all eligibility determinations completed on or after 02/22/2021)
 
Added verbiage regarding how to key Railroad Sickness Insurance for participants who are still employed. (Effective with all determinations completed on or after 03/01/2021)
 
Updated name of VerifyDirect to Verify Advantage. (Effective for all applications received on or after 01/11/2021)
 
Clarified documentation requirements when using net income and provided examples. (Effective for all applications received on or after 01/11/2021)
 
Removed the Budgeting Expenses link because it goes to various expenses. Added links to new examples. Added the SMD of $160 and when the expenses should be verified. (Effective with all determinations completed for the benefit month of 10/2021 and ongoing)
 
Added that households with elderly participants or participants with a disability may receive the SMD or actual medical expenses. Added when the medical expenses need to be verified. (Effective with all determinations completed for the benefit month of 10/2021 and ongoing)
 
Rearranged order of policy removed warning and exception box but used the verbiage for the policy, corrected punctuation error. (Effective for all eligibility determinations made on or after 01/11/2021)
 
Removed exception box. Rearranged the order of policy. Added information about SOLQI and added a link for SOLQI, and added a link to BDXI. (Effective for all eligibility determinations made on or after 01/11/2021)
 
Added online and shipping and handling. Rearranged the order of policy. Removed the exception box and used the verbiage for the policy. (Effective for all eligibility determinations made on or after 01/11/2021)
 
Added directions to determine whether a telephone expense obligation remains after discounts. (Effective with all applications received on or after 04/19/2021)
 
Updated the title from medical expense verification and removed the CA Exception. Added when medical expenses must be verified. (Effective with all determinations completed for the benefit month of 10/2021 and ongoing)
 
Updated the policy for renewals and changes. Added that changes in medical expenses that are reported during an NA approval period or at renewal must be verified only when the medical expense is questionable or unclear. (Effective with all determinations completed for the benefit month of 10/2021 and ongoing)