03 CA Needy Family Test
 
(01/01/19 - 12/31/19)
To be eligible for CA, the CA budgetary unit must be prospectively eligible. The CA Needy Family test is used in the prospective eligibility determination process.
 
The CA Needy Family Test is used to determine whether the dependent child resides in a needy family. The test is based on the earned and unearned income of the family(g) of the caretaker relative(g). All members of the caretaker relative’s family must be registered to the AZTECS case so that AZTECS can perform the CA Needy Family Test.
 
EXCEPTION
The CA Needy Family Test is not conducted on the following:
 
The family size of the caretaker relative is used for the CA Needy Family Test; however, the budgetary unit size is used to determine the CA grant amount. See the following examples to assist in understanding the difference between family sizes and budgetary unit sizes:
 
 
When the adult caretaker is a non-parent specified relative of the dependent child and they are applying for the child only, then the family’s combined income cannot exceed 130% of the current Federal Poverty Level.
 
When the caretaker relative is a parent of the dependent child or the non-parent specified relative is applying for themselves and the child, then the family’s combined income cannot exceed 100% of the current Federal Poverty Level.
 
When it is determined that the dependent child resides in a needy family, AZTECS determines a payment amount based on the CA Payment Standard Income Test on AFPD.
 
Complete the following when AFNN displays the edit message, FAILED - INELIGIBLE:
 
Key the Denial or Closure Reason code in the DENIAL/CLOSURE REASON field on AFPD. (See Denial or Closure References for Denial and Closure Reason Codes and links to the policy)
Key the CA ineligible date in the INELIG DATE field on AFPD.
 
NOTE The ineligible date is used to determine the eligibility begin date for Transitional Child Care (TCC). The date is also used to establish a CA overpayment.