Glossary Terms Beginning with C
Definitions for words starting with C are listed on this page. Take the link above or scroll down to the glossary term.
CA Supportive Services Definition
See all of the following for details about CA supportive services:
Child Care Benefits (Participants must work with Jobs Program staff who will refer them to the Child Care Administration.)
(See CA Supportive Services for policy and procedures)
Calendar Month Definition
A time period extending from a date in one month and ending the day before the corresponding date in the next month as follows:
November 23 to December 22
December 01 to December 31
Calendar Quarter Definition
Four three-month periods within a calendar year. The calendar quarters are the following:
January through March
April through June
July through September
October through December
Caretaker Relative Definition
A caretaker relative is a parent or relative who maintains a family setting for a dependent child and exercises responsibility for that child's day-to-day physical care, guidance, and support.
Case Involvement Definition
Case involvement includes, and is not limited to, all of the following:
Accessing and viewing case information.
Registering applications.
Issuing EBT cards.
Submitting verification or verifying information on behalf of an individual with whom an employee, contractor, volunteer, or temporary employee has a conflict of interest.
NOTE An employee, contractor, volunteer, or temporary employee who is the only person who can provide verification must contact a supervisor to receive written approval from the Region Program Manager (RPM). The case file(g) must include the written approval with the verification.
Determining eligibility benefits.
Interfering with the application or interview process.
Viewing or uploading into OnBase and HEAplus.
Conducting interviews.
Making changes to the case file.
Completing case reads.
Intervening between the participant and FAA staff except when pre-approved by the RPM as the Authorized Representative.
Case-specific discussion with another FAA employee, contractor, volunteer, or temporary employee that is not for an official work-related reason.
Authorizing supplemental benefits, including Grant Diversion.
Case File Definition
A case file is the collected forms and documentation pertaining to one AZTECS case number or Health-e-Arizona Plus application. The forms and documentation are stored in one or more of the following:
This includes, and is not limited to, any of the following screens:
Health-e-Arizona Plus, which includes and is not limited to, any of the following:
Verification Status page
Case Notes
Casualty Loss Definition
A casualty loss is damage, destruction, or loss of property from any sudden, unexpected, or unusual event including, and not limited to, any of the following:
Volcanic eruption
NOTE Normal wear and tear are not considered a casualty loss.
Chapter House Definition
A chapter house is an official meeting place for the Navajo people at a local level. At the chapter house, Navajo people publicly meet to discuss opinions on the business and governance of the Navajo Nation.
Child Only Case Definition
A Child Only case is a CA case in which the eligible dependent child is in the legal custody of the Department of Child Safety (DCS), a Tribal Court or a Tribal Child Welfare Agency in Arizona. The child is placed in foster care with an unrelated adult or a nonparent relative, who is not requesting CA for themselves.
In a child only CA case the specified relative is coded OU on SEPA.
A CA child only case does not have a State Benefit Limit (STBL) and is exempt from the Needy Family criteria. (For more information, see CA Needy Family Test and Kinship Foster Care CA Referrals.)
Compensation Definition
Something given or received as an equivalent for services.
Conflict of Service Date Definition
Under current law, the Veterans Administration recognizes the following wartime conflict periods and service dates:
Mexican Border period (May 9, 1916, to April 5, 1917, for Veterans who served in Mexico, on its borders, or in adjacent waters)
World War I (April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918)
World War II (December 7, 1941, to December 31, 1946)
Korean conflict (June 27, 1950, to January 31, 1955)
Vietnam War era (February 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975, for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. August 5, 1964, to May 7, 1975, for Veterans who served outside the Republic of Vietnam.)
Gulf War (August 2, 1990, through a future date to be set by law or presidential proclamation)
Contracted Third-Party Non-Merit Staff Definition
Contracted Third-Party Non-Merit Staff assists FAA with all of the following:
Advises participants on the application status when they have already applied.
When the applicant is calling to apply for the first time, the applicant is advised they can apply online.
When the participant requests assistance with the application, the agent assists the participant by asking the application questions and entering the participant’s answers in the HEAplus application.
Advises the participant what is being requested from them.
Corporation Definition
A company legally created under the authority of the laws of a state. The company exists as a separate and distinct entity from its owners and employees. The company, like a person, conducts activities necessary for business. These activities include, and are not limited to, all of the following:
Enter into contracts
Sue and be sued
Pay taxes
NOTE Once formed, a corporation continues to exist as a separate entity even when owners die or sell their shares.
(For policy regarding income received from a corporation see S Corporation, Corporation Profits, Wages, and Limited Liability Corporation(g))
Correction Mode Definition
The AZTECS method for making adjustments, overpayments or underpayments, for certain benefit months. (See overpayments and supplemental payments)
A program enters correction mode when any of the following occur:
The current month is different from the benefit month being processed
The benefits for the month have been paid
The case is in closed or denied status for the month
Cryptocurrency Definition
Cryptocurrency, also known as virtual or digital currency, is a type of currency that uses cryptography to secure digitally recorded transactions on a distributed ledger.
Depending on how the cryptocurrency is acquired, see any of the following policies that apply:
Current Market Value Definition
The amount any resource is worth on the current market.
For real estate, this is the amount for which the property is reasonably expected to sell, not the Full Cash value listed on the tax statement. (See Property CMV)
For vehicles, this is the wholesale value without adjustments listed in the Kelley Blue Book(g).
For cryptocurrency(g), this is the fair market value of the virtual currency, measured in U.S. dollars, as of the date that the virtual currency was received. (See,and use the value indicated at 5:00 p.m. on the date the virtual currency was received)
Current System Month Definition
The current system month (CSM) is the latest benefit month created by AZTECS on the evening of the monthly rollover date. The CSM is generally one or two months ahead of the calendar month.
Sometimes the program must be rolled past the current system month. For more information on when to roll a program past the current system month, see Rolling Past Current System Definition.
CSM Example
December is the current calendar month.
At the beginning of the calendar month, the CSM is one calendar month ahead (January) and the next benefit month to be processed is two calendar months ahead (February).
On the evening of the monthly rollover date scheduled at the end of the calendar month (December), authorized NA and CA programs are copied from the CSM (January) and rolled into the benefit month (February) by AZTECS. When rollover occurs, February benefits are automatically authorized and displayed on the benefit history screens unless the program is deauthorized. (See the AZTECS Monthly Production Schedule for the monthly rollover date.)
Between the monthly rollover date and the last day of the month, the CSM could be two calendar months ahead (February).