What’s Changed on 04/08/2024
What’s Changed on 04/08/2024
 
This page notifies staff and the public of changes to the Cash and Nutrition Assistance Policy (CNAP) Manual regarding policy, procedures, and forms. Reminders and general information may also be displayed on this page. Prior What’s Changed pages are listed in What's Changed History of the CNAP Manual.
 
The above list summarizes the information on this page. Each item listed above links to the corresponding section below.
 
Change: Health Savings Account
EFFECTIVE DATE: The CNAP Manual has been updated as of 04/08/2024
 
In response to a field inquiry, it has been clarified what to do when a participant reports they have a Health Savings Account (HSA).
 
An HSA is a tax-exempt account used to pay for qualified medical expenses. A withdrawal from an HSA is considered not countable unearned income for NA and CA.
 
When a participant reports they have an HSA, complete all of the following:
 
Determine how often the participant is withdrawing funds
Determine how much the participant is withdrawing monthly
NOTE Use an average to determine the monthly unearned income when the amounts are not the same every month
 
Key the monthly unearned income using the OX Unearned Income Code in the INC TYPE field on UNIC
Determine the current value of the HSA
Key the current HSA value using the OX Financial Account Code on FIAC
 
Policy reference(s) revised due to this change:
 
Added information that Health Savings Accounts are not countable as a resource for NA or CA. (Updated in the CNAP Manual on 04/08/2024)
 
Added information that a withdrawal from a Health Savings Account is not countable unearned income for NA or CA. (Updated in the CNAP Manual on 04/08/2024)
Change: Determining Household Groups
EFFECTIVE DATE: The CNAP Manual has been updated as of 04/08/2024
 
The overpayment compromise household groups were revised to comply with regulations.
 
The policy located at FAA6.E03F.06 titled NA Overpayment Compromise – Compromise Determination – Compromise Household Groups was updated to reflect group one is when the source of countable income is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits, TANF or any combination of SSI Benefits and TANF. Group one previously included households with income from all types of Social Security Benefits.
 
Policy reference(s) revised due to this change:
 
Updated the policy regarding OP Compromise Household Groups to remove Social Security Benefits from group one and add SSI Recipients. (Updated as of 04/08/2024)
Clarification: Timely Recert Denial Date
For NA timely renewal applications that are ineligible, the application is denied by one of the following:
 
When the last day of the final month of the renewal period is on a weekday, the application is denied by the close of business on the workday before the last workday of the month.
When the last day of the final month of the renewal period is on a weekend, the application is denied on the last workday of the month.
 
For more information on when to deny a timely renewal application, see all of the following:
 
FAA1.B05B.01 titled Timely or Untimely NA Renewal Application Time Frames
FAA1.B05B.02 titled Providing Verification at NA Renewal
FAA6.S titled The Renewal Process (Renewals)
Clarification: Participant Statement Verification and ABAWD
A participant statement verification may be used for an Able Bodied Adult Without Dependents (ABAWD) exemption, unless questionable.
 
When the exemption is questionable, documented, or collateral contact verification should be requested or used to verify the exemption.
 
See the Verification section of FAA2.M09B titled ABAWD Exemptions for more information on verifying an ABAWD exemption.
General Information: Forms Update
Changes to Forms – 03/30/2024 through 04/05/2024
 
As a reminder, it is important not to save documents on your desktop or a folder. It is better to use the form you need directly from the Document Center. Forms are frequently updated and sometimes the current form must be used for programming purposes.
 
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