FAA4.K Expenses and Need Standard (EXNS EXPC) : 06 CA Need Standard - Overview
06 CA Need Standard - Overview
There are two need standards for CA. CA payment levels are determined based on whether the participant has a shelter cost obligation, as follows:
 
A1 (D1 for Grant Diversion) is used when the budgetary unit has an obligation to pay ALLOWABLE shelter costs.
 
A2 (D2 for Grant Diversion) is used when the budgetary unit does not have an obligation to pay shelter costs, or is not eligible for the A1 Need Standard.
 
EXCEPTION
The shelter cost obligation is not required for Kinship Care (KS), Kinship Foster Care (KF), and Legal Permanent Guardian (LPG). ALWAYS identify the need standard as A1.
 
For procedures regarding verification of the need standard, see Need Standard Verification.
 
(See CA Income Standard for the need standard amounts)