FAA1.A Background and Introduction : 11 Programs Administered by FAA - Overview : A Programs Administered by FAA - Cash Assistance (CA) - Overview
A Programs Administered by FAA - Cash Assistance (CA) - Overview
(01/01/20 – 12/31/20)
The purpose of the CA program is to provide temporary cash assistance and supportive services to eligible participants in the following groups:
Parents or specified relatives with dependent children under age 19 who are in their care
Parents of a child who receives SSI
FAA is responsible for determining CA eligibility and eligibility for some Tribal TANF programs.
When CA participants have the potential to become self-supporting with a onetime payment, Grant Diversion (GD) must be offered as an option. All CA applications are screened for potential GD eligibility.
The Grant Diversion Script and Applicant Agreement (FAA-1410A) form or the GD Applicant Agreement and Script (A029) notice must be completed, even when the participant declines the GD option.
The amount of CA or GD benefit that may be received is based on Federal Poverty Level (FPL) income standards.
CA benefits are accessed through the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) process. EBT cards can be used at the following:
Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to withdraw cash
Make purchases at a retailer’s Point of Sale (POS) device
Request cash back at a retailer’s POS
Authorized online vendors (See FAA Pilot Programs(g))
EBT cards cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets or to withdraw money from ATM or POS machines at the following locations:
Liquor stores
Horse or dog racing facilities
Medical marijuana dispensaries
Adult entertainment establishment