Assigning Nutrition Assistance Approval Periods
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 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 and have a disability that meets the NA program criteria (See Elderly or Has a Disability)
A 5-month approval period is assigned when the CA case is closed, and the budgetary unit has been determined eligible for Transitional Benefit Assistance (TBA). (See TBA Transition Process)
All other budgetary units are assigned a 12-month approval period.