Glossary Terms Beginning with H
Definitions for words starting with H are listed on this page. Take the link above or scroll down to the glossary term.
Hardship Definition
A hardship causes suffering or distress to a participant through the deprivation or loss of basic needs
High or Low Checks Definition
A check or checks that contain income that is higher or lower than what is considered normal income for the participant. When a pay period contains higher or lower income, the FAA asks the participant whether the high or low income is expected to continue.
When the unusually high or low period of income is not expected to continue, FAA completes all of the following:
Counts the unusually high or low check only for the benefit month(g) in which it is received.
Does not count the unusually high or low check for ongoing benefit months.
FAA anticipates the monthly income for the ongoing benefit months by considering all of the following:
The income from the income period used (not including the unusually high or low check).
The income expected to occur in the future
Homeless Definition
A homeless budgetary unit is defined as a budgetary unit in which all participants meet one of the following criteria:
They do not have a fixed or regular nighttime residence.
The participants have as their primary nighttime residence one of the following:
A supervised shelter designed to provide temporary shelter to homeless persons.
A half-way house or similar institution that provides temporary residence. When the institution provides meals, and the participant does not have the obligation to pay shelter costs, see Residents of an Institution.
A rent free accommodation in the residence of another person for not more than 90 days.
A place not designed, or ordinarily used, for sleeping. This includes, and is not limited to, any of the following:
Bus station
See Homeless – NA for policy and procedures regarding NA homeless budgetary units.
Hospital Designated Representative Definition
A hospital designated representative is an individual who is acting on behalf of an incapacitated or deceased applicant.
NOTE This can be a hospital social worker or patient representative.
Hospital Patient Representative Definition
An employee of a hospital or an agency contracted by the hospital. This assists providers with any of the following services:
Offers information on the application process for AHCCCS Health Insurance.
Locates someone to apply on behalf of an incapacitated patient.
Assists an applicant with completing an AHCCCS application for health insurance.
Forwards the application to the designated DES staff or the servicing DES local office.
Assists DES in obtaining needed verification.