Revision 50 (01-01-22 through 12-31-22) : FAA5 Work Registration and Program Determinations
FAA5 Work Registration and Program Determinations
 
Removed the reference to required case file documentation of work registration as this information is captured in AZTECS on the WORW screen. Revised the name of FAA-1786A form. Added a new Glossary term Work Registrant. Added information regarding screening participants to determine whether appropriate to refer to SNAP CAN. Removed the instruction for sending the X640 notice. Moved policy regarding changes that result in a participant losing an NA work requirement exemption, to NA Work Requirement Exemptions. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 11/07/2022)
 
Added that all participants screened for NA work requirement exemptions are also screened to determine whether a referral to SNAP CAN is appropriate. Added policy regarding reported changes that result in a participant losing an NA work requirement exemption. Added the use of the new Glossary term Work Registrant. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 11/07/2022)
 
Removed policy regarding required case file documentation that is captured on WORW. Revised the name of the FAA-1786A form. Added that when an NA participant wants to volunteer, staff must determine whether a referral to SNAP CAN is appropriate. Added the use of the new Glossary term Work Registrant. Added the information contained in the X640 notice. Added policy to explain and complete SNAP CAN Referral Screening based on state specific criteria. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 11/07/2022)
 
FAA5.A04C – CA Jobs Exemptions
Archived 01/18/2022
Added the exemption reason for Cuban/Haitian Entrants. Removed the Exception Box and combined it with CA policy. (Effective 01/18/2022)
 
New Policy
Added new reference for Cuban Haitian Entrants CA Jobs Exemption code. Effective 01/18/2022)
 
FAA5.A04G.02 – Jobs Noncompliance
Clarified policy regarding the process for Jobs Noncompliance actions taken by FAA and the Jobs program. Policy was clarified as of 10/17/2022)
 
Removed SNAP E&T to avoid confusion with previous E&T Program and to create more of a focus on the SNAP CAN Program. Revised with guidelines on providing SNAP CAN information to the participant. Added clarification to the link to the DES Website. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 01/31/2022)
 
Updated name of reference. Added detailed information about SNAP CAN employment and training services and components. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 01/31/2022)
 
The title has been changed from FAA and SNAP E&T Services Communications. A form has been created for the provider determination process. Added Provider Determination information. Added instructions for the worker to reassess the participant for NA Work Requirement Exemptions and to screen for a referral to SNAP CAN at the next renewal or sooner when requested by the participant. Updated the reference to the communication occurring between SNAP CAN and AZTECS when changes occur. Added the definition of SNAP CAN. Added documentation that must be added in the case file. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 11/07/2022)
 
The title has been changed from Registered for Work and Referred to SNAP E&T Services to Referred to SNAP CAN. Removed reference to registered for work here and added to NA Work Registration. Provided updated instruction on how to refer a participant to SNAP CAN. Updated the name of the field on the WORW screen from Volunteer to Referred. Added instructions for staff to provide information on how to contact SNAP CAN. Removed reference to the RR Referral Code as this is no longer being used with changes in 2023 E&T State Plan. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 11/07/2022)
 
New Policy
Added a new reference to the policy to instruct staff how to Screen NA participants to determine whether appropriate to refer to SNAP CAN. Stated specific criteria developed to determine appropriateness for SNAP CAN with the 2023 E&T State Plan. Revised the name of the FAA-1786A form. Added AZTECS keying instructions for referrals to SNAP CAN. (Effective with all interviews completed on or after 11/07/2022)
 
Revised the maximum income limit for the Hopi TANF FPL from 185% to 200%. (For applications received on or after 06/06/2022)
 
Rearranged the order of the Grant Diversion requirements and added a note to provide clarity. (Effective with all eligibility determinations made on or after 09/26/2022)
 
Corrected the “will” and “if: and added clarity to the reference. (Effective 09/26/2022)
 
FAA5.D08 – CA Renewal Process
Removed entire reference because it was reformatted and moved to the new Renewals chapter in FAA6. (Effective for determinations made on or after 08/15/2022)
 
FAA5.D08B – CA Renewal Procedures
Removed entire reference because it was reformatted and moved to the new Renewals chapter in FAA6. (Effective for determinations made on or after 08/15/2022)
 
FAA5.E03E – Proration of First Month's Benefits
Revised verbiage regarding how the proration of benefits works in Arizona. (Policy has been clarified as of 10/03/2022)
 
FAA5.E03F – Nutrition Assistance First Month's Eligibility
Added the possibility of prorating to the third month. Removed that an NA new application cannot be prorated to the third month unless it has been denied for failure to provide or failure to complete the interview. (Effective: Policy is clarified as of 12/05/2022)
 
FAA5.E04 – Nutrition Assistance Categorical Eligibility - Overview
Policy was revised for clarity. (Effective with all actions taken on or after 02/22/2022)
 
FAA5.E04A – Basic Categorical Eligibility
Added policy to clarify that the resources of a disqualified participant coded DE on SEPA are counted in full. (Effective with all actions taken on or after 02/22/2022)
 
Added policy to clarify that the resources of a disqualified participant coded DE on SEPA are counted in full. (Effective with all actions taken on or after 02/22/2022)
 
FAA5.E05B – Assigning Nutrition Assistance Approval Periods
Archived 08/15/2022
Archived 11/28/2022
Clarified policy to indicate that AZSNAP and ESAP budgetary units are assigned a 36-month approval period. (Policy has been clarified as of 08/15/2022) Removed reference regarding Standard Reporting. Added the 5-month approval period for budgetary units eligible for TBA. (Effective for new applications received on or after 12/01/2022)
 
Added policy to clarify that the budgetary unit may be categorically eligible when an NA Non-Lead Participant is disqualified for not complying with the work requirements. (Effective with all actions taken on or after 02/22/2022)
 
FAA5.E04G – Changes in Nutrition Assistance Categorical Eligibility
Revised policy to clarify that the NA categorically eligible budgetary unit is no longer categorically eligible when the NA Lead Participant is disqualified for not meeting the work requirements. (Effective with all actions taken on or after 02/22/2022)
 
New Policy
Archived 12/20/2022
Started new section which will identify how NA benefits are determined. This section is under construction and will not be archived with each change until it is complete. (Effective for determinations made on or after 03/28/2022) Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding Determining NA Benefits Eligibility and Programs Administered by FAA. (Effective for determinations made on or after 12/27/2022) (References moved from FAA1.A10B through FAA1.A10B02 and FAA5.E01 through FAA5.E06D)
 
Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding NA Categorical Eligibility to a new section under Determining NA Benefits. (Effective for determinations made on or after 12/27/2022) (References moved from FAA5.E01 through FAA5.E06D)
Assignment Number: 22-0106E Cooper/ccc
 
Reformatted Disqualified NA Participants and moved from FAA4.K to the new Benefits section. (Effective for determinations made on or after 03/28/2022) (References changed from FAA4.K05)
 
Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding NA Approval Periods to a new section under Determining NA Benefits. (Effective for determinations made on or after 12/27/2022) (Reference moved from FAA5.E01 through FAA5.E06D)
Assignment Number: 22-0106E Cooper/ccc
 
Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding NA TBA to a new section under Determining NA Benefits. (Effective for determinations made on or after 12/27/2022) (Reference moved from FAA5.E01 through FAA5.E06D)
Assignment Number: 22-0106E Cooper/ccc
 
Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding Programs Administered by FAA to a new section under Determining NA Benefits. (Effective for determinations made on or after 12/27/2022) (Reference moved from FAA1.A10B through FAA1.A10B.02)
Assignment Number: 22-0106E Cooper/ccc
 
New Policy
Started new section which will identify how CA benefits are determined. This section is under construction and will not be archived with each change until it is complete. (Effective for determinations made on or after 03/28/2022)
 
Reformatted CA Payment Standards and moved from FAA4.K to the new Benefits section. (Effective for determinations made on or after 03/28/2022) (References changed from FAA4.K06 through FAA4.K06B)
 
FAA5.I03 – Expenses
Reformatted all expenses in FAA4.K and moved them to the new ‘Determining Benefits’ section. Clarified that participant statement verification may be used as primary verification when verifying certain expenses. Clarified how to key itemized shelter and utility bills. (Effective for determinations made on or after 03/28/2022) (References changed from FAA4.K01 through FAA4.K13A)
 
Added information about LUA, the primary source of heating or cooling, and expenses that are not eligible for SUA. Budgetary units that are eligible for the ERAP are eligible for a utility allowance. (Effective for interviews conducted on or after 11/28/2022 for the benefit month of 01/2023 and ongoing)
 
Removed the name Conduent and replaced it with Contracted Third-Party Non-Merit Staff. (Effective 02/22/2022) Moved to FAA2.A during the reformat project. (Effective 07/25/2022)
 
Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding Supplemental Benefits, Restored NA Benefits & Underpayment Authorization to a new section at FAA5.J02. (Effective for determinations made on or after 09/26/2022) (References changed from, FAA6.B01 through FAA6.B02G)
 
Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding EBPM Purpose, Maintenance, and establishing an EBT payee to a new section at FAA5.J03. (Effective for determinations made on or after 09/26/2022) (References changed from FAA2.F01 through FAA2.F05)
 
Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding Special Participant EBT Situations to a new section at FAA5.J04. (Effective for determinations made on or after 09/26/2022) (References changed from FAAEBT.A04A through FAAEBT.A04C)
 
Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding EBT Benefit Issuance and Availability - Emergency Benefits to a new section at FAA5.J05. (Effective for determinations made on or after 09/26/2022) (References changed from FAAEBT.A01 through FAAEBT.A03H and FAAEBT.A05A through FAAEBT.A05K)
 
Reformatted and moved information from multiple references regarding Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Screens to a new section at FAA5.J06. (Effective for determinations made on or after 09/26/2022) (References changed from FAAEBT.B01 through FAAEBT.B13)