.09 Sanctions - Hopi Tribal TANF
 
(01/01/21 - 12/31/21)
The Hopi Family Assistance Program (HFAP) Office notifies FAA when a participant fails to comply with any of the Hopi Personal Responsibility Agreement (PRA) requirements.
 
The HFAP office notifies FAA of compliance or noncompliance as follows:
 
For an initial application the HFAP office completes Section III of the Hopi Tribal TANF Referral Notice (FAA‑1459A) form and emails the form to [email protected].
For an active case the HFAP completes section VI of the Tribal Turn Around Document (TAD) (FAA‑1125A) form and emails the TAD to [email protected].
 
When notified of a PRA noncompliance FAA completes the following:
 
Reviews sanction history on PRAP and DISA.
Keys the Sanction Reason Code in the RSN CODE field on DISA for the correct sanction month, allowing for NOAA.
Sends the NOAA for the correct sanction level. The sanction level on the NOAA must match the sanction level that was imposed on PRAP/DISA.
Completes the TAD and emails the TAD to the HFAP Office.
Uploads the TAD to OnBase.
Documents the case file(g).
 
For Hopi Tribal TANF noncompliance, the sanction levels are as follows:
 
When the first instance of noncompliance is entered, AZTECS reduces the total cash benefit by 25%. FAA sends the HOPI CA SANCTION 25% (A605) notice.
When the second instance of noncompliance is entered, AZTECS reduces the total cash benefit by 50%. FAA sends the HOPI CA SANCTION 50% (A606) notice.
When the third instance of noncompliance is entered, AZTECS stops benefits. FAA sends the CA SANCTION-BENEFITS STOPPED (A607) notice.
 
 
The budgetary unit is not eligible for twelve months following the closure month. When a Hopi Tribal member reapplies for Tribal TANF within the twelve months following the 100% sanction, FAA denies the application using the NH Denial Closure Reason Code and sends the HOPI CA DENIAL (A602) notice.
 
When a Hopi Tribal member applies again within the twelve months following the subsequent instance of noncompliance, FAA completes the following:
 
Denies the application using the HT Denial Closure Reason Code
Sends the HOPI CA DENIAL – 100% (A611) notice
 
When a Hopi TANF participant moves from the Hopi service delivery area all prior sanctions keyed in AZTECS count.