CA Need Standard Income Test
(01/01/20 - 12/31/19)
The CA Need Standard only applies to Tribal TANF program determinations completed in AZTECS. To be eligible for Tribal TANF, the Tribal TANF budgetary unit must be prospectively eligible.
The income test for the need standard is used in the prospective eligibility determination process of Tribal TANF. Project the following information when determining prospective eligibility based on need:
The number of participants in the Tribal TANF budgetary unit.
A budgetary unit obligation to pay shelter costs. (See A1 Need Standard)
NOTE Cases identified as Pascua Yaqui (PY) Tribal TANF always use the A1 Need Standard.
AZTECS displays the results of the need standard income test on AFNN based on information keyed in prior eligibility information screens.
When the Tribal TANF budgetary unit is determined to be prospectively eligible, 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.