Expiration of TPEP Six Month Limit
(01/01/23 – 01/31/23)
Monitor the Active Case Listing (CR300) report. The CR300 report includes a separate column that displays the Two Parent Employment Program (TPEP) counter.
After TPEP benefits have been issued for five months, review the case to determine if an extension request has been received from the Jobs Program. FAA Systems sends a monthly report to the Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS) helpdesk identifying the TPEP budgetary unit as having received their fifth month of TPEP CA.
DERS helpdesk staff determines whether the household has an active TPEP case in the Jobs Automated System (JAS), identifies the Jobs Program contractor, and notifies the contractor to review for an extension.
The Jobs Program contractor has until the 20th calendar day of the 5th month to review an open TPEP case for extension eligibility and notify FAA. When the extension conditions are met, the Jobs Program contractor notifies FAA Centralized Operations via email at [email protected]. The Jobs Program contractor identifies the email by adding ‘TPEP Extension Alert’ in the subject line. (See TPEP Extension)
FAA Centralized Operations uploads the TPEP Extension approval document to OnBase using the "JOBS TPEP EXTENSION APPROVAL" document type. This action generates the JOBS TPEP Extension Approval (TPEX) ACTS alert.
When the TPEX ACTS alert is received, complete the following:
Document the case file with the specific condition indicated by the Jobs Program. The condition of eligibility should be documented using one of the following:
Voc Ed
JB Ofr
Wk Exp
Wk Rq NM
Document the three-month extension period.
Update the case with any known changes.
Determine TPEP eligibility through the current system month.
Send the TPEP Extension Approval (A144) notice indicating the extension reason.
Close the JOBS TPEP Extension Approval (TPEX) ACTS alert and set the TPEP EX 3 MO. (TP) ACTS alert to the first day of the third month of the extension.
Determine eligibility for CA when the household meets either of the following:
An extension request has not been received from the Jobs Program by the sixth month of TPEP.
Six months of TPEP and the three-month TPEP extension period have been authorized.
NOTE When an extension was already received, determine eligibility for regular CA. When no CA eligibility exists, key the UE Denial Closure Reason Code on or after the first day of the ninth month. Send the TPEP Extension Ending (A219) notice and close the alert.
TPEP eligible participants may be ineligible for CA. When this occurs, complete the following to close the TPEP case:
Key UE in the DENIAL CLOSURE REASON field on AFED. Key this code on or after the first day of the sixth month when an email was not received from the Jobs Program. Key the first day of the month following the last month of eligibility in the INELIG DATE field.
Send the TPEP - 6 Months Expiration Of Benefits (A206) notice.
Close the TPEP EX 3 MO. (TP) ACTS Alert
Some participants may be CA eligible, while others are not. In this situation, complete the following procedures:
Change the Participation Code of the CA ineligible participants to OU, and the Participation Code of the stepparent to ST in the PT field on SEPA.
Key UE in the INELIG RSN field on SEPA for each CA ineligible participant. Key the first day of the month following the expiration of the time limit in the INELIG DATE field.
Remove the U and P TPEP indicators on SSDO.
Reauthorize the CA benefit as a regular CA payment on AFPD. The remaining participants receive CA benefits.
Send the TPEP 6 Mo.Limit/Conversion/Some To Ca (A747) notice. The A747 informs the PI of the following changes:
Change in benefits
Participant status
Continued CA benefits for some participants
NOTE A new application is required when the stepparent who is not the PI wants to apply for their own children.