.05 UI Comparable LP Disqualification
 
(01/01/21 - 12/31/21)
When it is determined that the NA Lead Participant has an Unemployment Insurance (UI) comparable disqualification the budgetary unit is ineligible for benefits.
 
Review the HOSC screen for UI disqualification codes. For more information, see Unemployment Insurance Comparable Disqualification.
 
Discuss the UI disqualification with the participant before imposing an NA Work Requirements disqualification and consider the following:
 
Whether the UI requirement is comparable.
 
NOTE Do not consider the UI requirement comparable when it places responsibilities on the budgetary unit that exceed those imposed by the NA Work Requirements.
 
Review the PRAP and DISA screens and the case file(g) to ensure an NA disqualification has not already been imposed for the same UI disqualification.
 
Deny the NA application when the NA Lead Participant must be disqualified because of the UI comparable disqualification.
 
Document the case file with the UI disqualifying code found on HOSC.
 
When the disqualification period is greater than 60-calendar days, deny the application on the NA timely denial date by completing the following:
 
Key WR on PRAP in the FS PROGRAM ALERT TYPE field.
Key Y in the FS column, to access the DISA screen.
Press ENTER to access the DISA page 2.
Key the following in the DOC field on the DISA screen:
The start date of the disqualification.
The length of the disqualification.
The reason for the disqualification, include the UI disqualification code found on the HOSC screen.
Key WR on FSED in the DENIAL CLOSURE REASON field.
Request and send the F202 notice on the NORE screen.
 
After the disqualification period, the budgetary unit may re-apply and be potentially eligible.
 
Non-receipt of benefits for any reason, for a period equal to the disqualification period, satisfies the disqualification requirement. For more information, see UI Comparable Disqualification Periods.
 
Ensure the PRAP and DISA screens are updated with the disqualification information.
 
When the budgetary unit is eligible for NA in the month after the disqualification period, see Nutrition Assistance First Month’s Eligibility.
 
When an application for NA is turned in during the final month of the disqualification period complete the following:
 
Change the benefit proration date to the first day of the following month on the APMA screen in the BEN PRORATION DATE field.
Use the application for the denial of benefits in the final month of the disqualification.
Use the same application for the approval of any subsequent months when all other eligibility factors are met.
Send the F124 notice.
Ensure that the PRAP and DISA screens are updated with the disqualification information.
 
NOTE The end of the disqualification period and the benefit proration date must be within the NA new application time frame of 60-calendar days. Otherwise, deny the application on the NA timely denial date.
 
When it is discovered the NA lead participant is disqualified, stop NA benefits, allowing for NOAA. To stop NA benefits, complete the following:
 
Key WR on the PRAP screen in the FS PROGRAM ALERT TYPE field.
Key Y in the FS column, to access the DISA screen.
Press enter to access the DISA page 2.
Key the following in the DOC field on the DISA screen:
The start date of the disqualification.
The length of the disqualification.
The reason for the disqualification, include the UI disqualification code found on HOSC.
Key WR on the FSED DENIAL CLOSURE REASON field.
Key the effective date of the closure in the INELIG DATE field on the FSED screen.
Request and send the F202 notice on the NORE screen.
 
After the disqualification period ends, the budgetary unit may be potentially eligible. The budgetary unit needs to re-apply.