Assigning Nutrition Assistance Approval Periods
 
(01/01/22-12/31/22)
FAA must ensure approval periods are assigned based on the budgetary unit’s circumstances. (See Example When an Approval Period Needs to be Changed.)
 
AZTECS automatically assigns Nutrition Assistance (NA) approval periods based on the budgetary unit’s circumstances using the following criteria:
 
A 36-month approval period is assigned to the following budgetary units:
 
 
A 24-month approval period is assigned when all of the following apply:
 
No budgetary unit participant receives earned income or self-employment income
All budgetary unit participants that are under age 60 have a disability that meets the NA program criteria (See Elderly or Has a Disability)
 
NOTE Budgetary units with a 24-month approval period are assigned to Standard Reporting.
 
All other budgetary units are assigned a 12-month approval period and are assigned to Simplified Reporting.