FAA5.E Food Stamp Allotment Determination (FSAD) : 04 Nutrition Assistance Categorical Eligibility - Overview
Nutrition Assistance Categorical Eligibility - Overview
 
(01/01/22 – 12/31/22)
When a budgetary unit is NA categorically eligible, all participants who are included and eligible to receive NA in the budgetary unit are categorically eligible.
 
Categorically eligible budgetary units include the following household types:
 
Basic Categorical Eligibility (BCE)
ESAP Basic Categorical Eligibility (ESB)
ESAP Expanded Categorical Eligibility (ESE)
ESAP Regular (ESA)
Expanded Categorical Eligibility (ECE)
Special Basic Categorical (SBC)
Special Expanded Categorical (SEC)
 
NA Categorical Eligibility (Basic or Expanded) does not exist when a participant is disqualified and coded DF on SEPA. For policy and procedures regarding disqualified participants keyed as DF , see NA Disqualified.
 
SBC and SEC exist when a special household meets either BCE or ECE criteria.
 
AZTECS displays the indicated NA Case Type Code in the HH TYP field on FSAD and FSBH in the following situations:
 
BCE when the NA budgetary unit is determined to be eligible.
 
NOTE BC displays in the TYPE field on CAP2.
 
ECE when the NA budgetary unit is determined to be eligible.
 
NOTE EC displays in the TYPE field on CAP2.
 
SBC when the budgetary unit is a special household and determined to be eligible for basic categorical eligibility with special considerations.
 
NOTE SB displays in the TYPE field on CAP2.
 
SEC when the budgetary unit is a special household and determined to be eligible for expanded categorical eligibility with special considerations.
 
NOTE SE displays in the TYPE field on CAP2.
 
A budgetary unit is not categorically eligible (Basic or Expanded) when any of the NA Categorically Eligible Exceptions apply.
 
Policy and procedures regarding NA categorical eligibility are outlined as follows: