Revision 48 (01-01-20 through 12-31-20) : FAA4 Financial Eligibility Factors
FAA4 Financial Eligibility Factors
 
to Aligned this section of policy with current requirements. The requirement of a supervisor approval was removed from the participant statement policy with PCA 15-024F (07-01-15) – Participant Statement Verification. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 03/30/2020)
 
Revised to remove reference to three forms which were consolidated into the Agreement to Establish Lien (FAA-1712A) form. Added that a copy of the deed must be provided. Clarified the procedures to be taken by FAA staff and the Policy Support Team. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 03/02/2020)
 
Removed exception and added that verbiage to policy. Clarified that American Indian Education funds from any source other than what is listed are not countable for NA and are countable for CA. (Effective 09/21/2020)
 
Archived 07/13/2020
Archived 08/31/2020
Added policy that pertains to unearned income originally found only in the earned income section of policy but also applies to unearned income. (Effective for 07/13/2020) Removed policy that is now included in a new reference. (Effective for 08/31/2020)
 
Changed the order of the policy to provide more clarity. Additional policy added that CA benefits are counted in full when an IPV was due to untimely reporting which is also located in another section of policy. (Effective for 07/13/2020)
 
Updated method of how to verify an SSI overpayment. Added CA exception box and included representative payee information in the rule. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 01/21/2020)
 
Archived 04/13/2020
Archived 05/12/2020
Urgent Bulletin emailed on 04/13/2020 and attached as a banner to override the reference regarding whether UI is countable during Covid-19 Pandemic (Reference changed from FAA4.H03KKK) (Effective for applications received on or after 04/13/2020) Added new UI codes, and an exception box to remind staff that all UI income is countable for Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA). Due to clarified information from the Office of Refugee Resettlement all UI payment types have always been countable for RCA. Policy did not identify this between 04/13/2020 and 05/12/2020. Overpayment referrals may be needed. (Effective for applications received on or after 05/12/2020 with Urgent Bulletin)
 
Archived 01/21/2020
Archived 03/02/2020
Methods for verifying SSA benefits have been updated. (Reference changed from FAA4.H03DDD) (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 01/21/2020) Revised the warning box for clarity. (Effective 03/02/2020)
 
Removed the exception boxes. Reorganized the verbiage from the exception boxes and added keying instructions. (Reference changed from FAA4.H03KK) (Effective 07/13/2020)
 
Support income is counted in the month for which it is intended rather than the month in which it is made available policy was added here and removed from the earned income. (Effective for 07/13/2020)
 
New Policy
Created new section for budgeting unearned income to be consistent with other budgeting sections. (Effective for 08/31/2020)
 
Moved policy relating to changes from the Unearned Income – Overview to this section of policy. (Effective for 08/31/2020)
 
FAA4.I03R.08 – Leave Pay
Added severance pay to the list due to continued questions from reviewers and field staff and linked to existing glossary term. (Effective 07/13/2020)
 
Removed exception box and used the text for NA. (Effective 07/13/2020)
 
Provided a definition for contract income and added clarification for determining contract income. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 05/11/20.)
 
Added description of who is considered an employee and added references to Earned Income Types and the Self-Employment Definition. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 03/23/2020)
 
Archived 03/10/2020
Archived 03/30/2020
Added additional verbiage to clarify when terminated employment should be verified. Added a link to Voluntary Quit and Striker menu. (Effective for all interviews and eligibility determinations completed on or after 03/09/2020) Revised policy to better explain how and when to verify terminated income from HOSC. (Effective for all interviews and eligibility determinations completed on or after 03/30/2020)
 
Added requirement to verify the amount of contract income and whether this is a primary source of income. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 05/11/20.)
 
Removed policy pertaining to only unearned income and added the policy to the new Budgeting Unearned Income – Overview section. Changed reference title. (Effective 08/31/2020.)
 
Added clear procedures and information to obtain in determining how to budget contract income. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 05/11/20)
 
Archived 02/18/2020
Archived 05/11/2020
Revised to include the requirement to key either the number of hours or the hourly rate on the EAIC screen. (Effective 02/18/2020) Added additional situations that require contract income to be annualized. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 05/11/20)
 
Added additional situation when contract income is prorated for a specified period. Removed Warning box. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 05/11/20.)
 
Reworded for clarity. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 05/11/20.)
 
The self-employment definition has been enhanced for clarity. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 03/23/2020)
 
FAA4.J05C – Babysitting
A Revised policy to clarify that babysitting income is consider self-employment when it meets the self-employment definition. Removed policy regarding babysitting in one’s own home and in other people’s homes, as this is not a definitive indication of self-employment. (Effective for all interviews completed on or after 03/23/2020)
 
Verification of Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits can be used as verification of a child support expense. (Effective for all eligibility determinations completed on or after 03/02/2020)
 
Removed list of types of verification, information duplicated from FAA4.K11A.01. (Effective 03/02/2020)