NA Participants Keyed as DF
(01/01/21 - 12/31/21)
The following participants may not receive NA benefits due to a disqualification. Key DF in the PT field on SEPA in the following situations:
Participants who commit fraud or an intentional program violation (IPV).
NOTE When an IPV sanction is imposed by another state the same IPV sanction time frames apply in Arizona. See electronic Disqualified Recipient System (eDRS) for procedures to identify disqualified NA participants from other states.
Participants convicted of trading NA benefits for controlled substances or controlled substances for NA benefits.
Participants convicted of trafficking NA benefits.
Participants on the jail cross match report that confirm or fail to respond to the request for information notice.
Participants convicted of making fraudulent statements concerning their residence or identity, in order to receive multiple NA benefits.
Participants, children or adults, who are convicted of a felony offense that has actual possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance as an element of the crime. The crime must have been committed and the participant convicted on or after August 23, 1996. (See Drug Conviction Disqualification)
Participants who are fleeing to avoid prosecution or custody, for a crime, or an attempt to commit a crime, that would be classified as a felony. The participant is ineligible for NA benefits while the participant continues to flee.
Participants, children or adults, who are violating a condition of probation or parole imposed by a federal or state law. The participant is ineligible for NA benefits while the participant continues to violate a condition of probation or parole.
NOTE NA participants with a drug conviction may avoid a disqualification or have a prior drug disqualification removed when they meet all NA eligibility criteria and the NA Drug Disqualification Removal Requirements. Review SEPA for the DF participation code at application or reapplication.
When not in compliance with probation or parole, certain felony convictions will cause automatic ineligibility for benefits. Applicants or participants, convicted of any of the following offenses on or after February 08, 2014, and not in compliance with the terms of probation or parole, are disqualified:
Aggravated sexual abuse (by force or threat of another person, to include rendering that person unconscious or by administering a drug, intoxicant, or other similar substance, and then engages in a sexual act). This includes anyone who crosses a state line with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a minor.
A Federal or State offense involving sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking as defined in section 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.
An offense under State law determined by the Attorney General to be equal to an offense described above.
By signing the Application for Benefits (FAA-0001A), the participant is attesting to the responses given on the application regarding felony convictions and compliance with conditions of probation or parole.
When the participant states they have one of the above felonies and that they are not in compliance with their probation or parole, no other verification is needed. Disqualify the participant and document the case file. For more information, see Felony Conviction Disqualifications.
When more information is needed, use the Information Request and Pending Information Agreement (FAA-0077A) form, or send one of the following:
When the participant fails to provide the requested information, deny the case for failure to provide.
Participants who are disqualified remain disqualified when applying in a separate case. The following Participant Disqualification Alert Code types must be keyed in the third alert type field on PRAP next to the disqualified participant, regardless of the number of other person alerts:
FD – Felony Drug Conviction
FF – Fleeing Felon
NOTE Keying these alert types in the first or second alert type field on PRAP next to the disqualified elderly participant or person with a disability will incorrectly allow the household special considerations.
When any participant in the NA budgetary unit is keyed with the DF Participation Code, the budgetary unit is not NA categorically eligible (Basic or Expanded).