GLA Responsibilities
(01/01/20 –12/31/20)
Each GLA must provide the Policy Support Team (PST) with a list of currently participating residents. The list must include a statement signed by a responsible center official. The statement must attest to the validity of the list. The GLA provides the list semi-annually.
When the GLA acts as an NA representative, it is responsible for all overpayments. The GLA is responsible for notifying the PST by phone or email of changes in the resident’s income and other household circumstances. The GLA must also inform the PST when the participants leave the GLA. PST is responsible for updating the case information when changes are reported.
When a participant leaves the GLA, the GLA provides the participant with a Change Report (FAA‑0412A) form. The GLA advises the participant to return the FAA‑0412A to FAA within ten days.
The GLA returns the participant’s EBT card when they leave the facility. When the GLA is an EBT Alternate Card Holder, the EBT card is returned to FAA. The EBT card is provided to the GLA when the GLA meets any of the following:
Acts as an NA representative.
Retains the use of the benefits on behalf of the participant (regardless of the method of application).
When a participant leaves, the GLA can no longer act as an NA representative for the participant. The GLA handles their benefits as follows:
When no benefits have been spent on behalf of the budgetary unit, the participant receives their full monthly benefit amount from the GLA.
When the participant leaves before the 16th of the month and any portion of the benefits have been spent on the budgetary unit, the participant is eligible for one-half of its monthly benefit.
When the participant leaves after the 16th of the month and the benefits have already been issued and spent, the participant does not receive any benefits from the GLA.
A resident or group of residents may apply for NA on their own behalf and retain use of their benefits. When they leave, these participants are eligible to keep their benefits.
When a group of residents receive benefits as one budgetary unit, a prorated share of the remaining benefits is provided to each departing participant.