FAA2.I Referral Source Entry (RESE) : 06 Referral for Other Benefits : A Referral for Other Benefits Requirements
A Referral for Other Benefits Requirements
 
(01/01/21 – 12/31/21)
Determine whether any participants are potentially eligible for any of the types of other benefits.
 
Participants must apply for and accept any other cash benefits for which they may be eligible, except SSI.
 
For NA, referral for other benefits is not a requirement.
 
For CA, referral for other benefits policy does not apply to Tribal TANF cases.
Participants are not required to apply for needs-based benefits such as CA, SSI or any other benefits that count the applicant’s income and resources in the eligibility determination.
 
When determined potentially eligible, refer the following participants:
 
The adult participants who are required to apply for themselves.
The financially responsible participant who is required to apply on behalf of children.
 
When any participants are potentially eligible for other benefits, refer as follows:
 
Use the Information Request and Pending Information Agreement (FAA-0077A) form or the Information Needed (A011) notice to request the participant apply for any potential benefits they may be eligible for
Claims for UI benefits. (See Filing for UI Benefits)
 
NOTE Participants under the age of 18 years may be eligible for UI benefits as long as they meet the eligibility criteria in federal law.
 
Give the completed form to the PI for referring any potentially eligible participants for benefits.
 
For eligibility to be approved, the participant must provide proof of compliance with the referral for other benefits.
 
NOTE A review of the HOSC screen should show when the participant has applied for UI benefits.
 
When the participant who is potentially eligible for other benefits fails to comply by the timely approval date, determine whether good cause for noncompliance exists.
 
Good cause can be established for the following reasons:
 
The participant was unable to apply due to illness, injury, or incapacitation.
The participant had previously applied and had been denied for a reason that has not changed.
 
NOTE When the PI cannot provide proof of the denial, have the participant sign the Authority to Release Information (FAA-1765A) form. Send the signed FAA‑1765A to the agency that denied the application for other benefits, requesting proof of the denial.
 
When good cause for noncompliance is established, document the case file with the reason for good cause. Approve the CA.
 
When good cause for noncompliance is not established, complete the following:
 
For CA, deny or stop CA by keying the PB Denial or Closure Reason Code on AFED.