.01 Individual Development Account (IDA) - Requirements
Any participant in an open CA case may open an IDA. This includes any of the following:
 
A documented nonqualified noncitizen with a valid SSN
SSI recipients
 
EXCEPTION
Participants convicted of fraud or an Intentional Program Violation (IPV) for CA cannot open an IDA.
Send the A073 notice on NORE to notify the PI that they are not eligible for the IDA.
 
To open an IDA, the following must be met:
 
The case must be active for CA.
A minimum $25 deposit is required to open an IDA. There is no minimum monthly balance amount after the account has been opened.
 
Ask the participant to sign an Individual Development Account (IDA) Agreement (FA‑257) form at the interview when the participant expresses an interest in opening an IDA. The FA‑257 may be signed at the interview or anytime after approval, and remains valid as long as the case is active for CA.
 
Discuss anticipated use of the IDA with the participant in order to project future circumstances that may affect eligibility. Place the FA‑257 in the case file(g). Give a copy to the participant.
 
The purpose of the FA‑257 is both of the following:
 
Ensure that the parent or specified relative understands the purpose and requirements for holding an IDA.
Authorize FAA to obtain current balance, deposit and withdrawal information from Bank of America.