.07 Lifetime Benefit Limit (LIBL) – Hopi Tribal TANF
 
(01/01/21 - 12/31/21)
A Hopi Family Assistance Program (HFAP) budgetary unit (BU) is eligible to receive TANF for a maximum of 60 months.
 
Any countable months the HFAP BU accumulate while living outside the HFAP service delivery area (SDA) also count toward the 60-month LIBL.
 
HFAP determines hardship exemption eligibility for the HFAP BU based on HFAP Tribal TANF policies and completes the following:
 
Notifies the BU when they are eligible for a hardship exemption.
Notifies FAA of the BU eligibility for the hardship exemption by completing and emailing the Tribal - Turn Around Document (TAD) (FAA 1125A) to [email protected].
 
FAA completes the following when notified of an HFAP LIBL hardship exemption:
 
Contacts the FAA Systems Helpdesk to have the LIBL counter corrected
Checks to make sure that all AZTECS screens are correctly keyed to ensure eligibility is correctly determined (See HFAP Special Keying Requirements)
Documents the case file(g) with the exempt month and reason for the exemption
Completes the TAD and emails the TAD to the HFAP Office.
Uploads the TAD to OnBase.
 
When the case is in the current system month, AZTECS sends the LIBL Tribal TANF 60-Month Limit (X075) notice to the BU when the following are met:
 
The BU has received 59 countable months of TANF
The case is in open status
The case is in the current system month
 
The X075 informs the PI of the following:
 
The BU has reached the 60th month of their LIBL
The TANF benefits will stop
The PI’s appeal hearing rights
 
When the case is not in the current system month, AZTECS does not send the X075 notice. FAA staff must ensure the case is in the current system month.
 
When the TIME LTD MONTHS USED field on CODC displays 59 months or more send the LIBL Tribal TANF 60-Month Limit (A400) notice.
 
When a BU claims a hardship during their 60-month Lifetime Benefit Limit (LIBL), HFAP completes the following:
 
Determines hardship exemption eligibility for the HFAP BU
Notifies the BU when they are eligible for a hardship exemption
Notifies FAA of the BU eligibility for the hardship exemption by completing the TAD and faxing the TAD to FAA