LPG Applying for the Child Only
(01/01/20 – 12/31/20)
When the PI is identified as a Legal Permanent Guardian(g) (LPG) and is applying for CA for a child only, apply the following:
The PI must be an LPG.
The LPG PI and the child may or may not be related. When this occurs, court order verification indicating permanent guardianship meets the caretaker relative requirements.
The LPG child only case eligibility determination is based on the A1 Need Standard. Verification is not required.
Complete the eligibility determination as soon as possible, but no later than 20 calendar days from the date of application.
NOTE When the child is receiving guardian subsidy payments from the Department of Child Safety (DCS), the child is not eligible for CA.
Register the LPG as the PI and the child for whom CA is being requested (when not related) as OR (other related). (See Other Related(g))
Register the caretaker relative(g) of the child for whom benefits are being requested, and the caretaker relative's family(g) of the child for whom Child Only CA is being requested. Key OU in the CA participation field for all participants who are not requesting CA. This is so AZTECS is able to conduct the CA Needy Family Test.
NOTE All income and expenses for the caretaker relative's family must be verified and keyed in the appropriate screens.
The LPG may apply for the child for whom they have been granted Legal Permanent Guardianship. In the PT field on SEPA code the child IN.
When the child’s parent is in the home with the LPG, the parent of the child may apply for CA. However, the child cannot be considered part of the CA budgetary unit with the parent. The child of the parent is not eligible for CA in the parents’ case. When this occurs code the child out on SEPA in the parents’ case.