Glossary Terms Beginning with I
Definitions for words starting with I are listed on this page. Take the link above or scroll down to the glossary term.
Illegal Drug Definition
An illegal drug refers to any of the following:
A drug that is against the law.
A prescription drug when used by someone other than for whom it is prescribed.
Incapacitated Definition
A participant who is unable to communicate or verify their eligibility factors due to a temporarily or permanently impaired mental or physical deficiency, disability, illness, or by the use of drugs.
Income Request Period Definition
An Income Request Period (IRP) is an identified period of 30 days or longer in which gross income is verified. The IRP is identified and documented during the interview and change processes.
Use the IRP to budget a participant’s income for the remainder of an approval period when it is normal and expected to continue. (See Income Budgeting for details on budgeting income.)
Income Source Definition
The income source is the entity providing the income.
NOTE Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are paid from the same income source. See Social Security Benefits for more information.
Incompetent Participant Definition
An incompetent participant is a participant who is unable to communicate or verify eligibility factors due to a temporary or permanent mental or physical condition.
Individual Development Account (IDA) Definition
An interest-bearing account held by budgetary units receiving both NA and CA. The IDA is used to save funds and encourage self-sufficiency.
The purpose of the IDA is to achieve any of the following goals:
New home purchase
Business capitalization
See Individual Development Accounts(IDA) for more information.
In-kind Benefit Definition
An in-kind benefit is one in which no monetary payment is made on behalf of the budgetary unit. In-kind benefits include the following:
Produce from a garden
(Also see In-kind Income)
Institution Definition
A facility(g) (public or private) that provides residential housing and the majority (over 50%) of three meals daily for residents as part of the facility’s normal services.
Institution of Higher Education Definition
Any institution that normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent for enrollment. The institution provides education after high school. Examples of institutions of higher learning include, and are not limited to, all of the following:
Vocational or technical schools at the post high school level
Interface Definition
An automatic data exchange between AZTECS, HEAplus, and another system. The system interfaces include, and are not limited to, any of the following:
Base Wage Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Employment History
Motor Vehicle Department (MVD)
Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)
Social Security Administration
State Online Query Internet (SOLQI)
Intentional Program Violation (IPV) Definition
A violation on the part of a household receiving more benefits than entitled. This act is designated as a violation after the result of a disqualification hearing. An IPV includes false or misleading statements, misrepresented or hidden information, withheld facts or trafficking of benefits.
For additional information, see IPV Overview.
International Organization Definition
A public international entity in which the U.S. participates based on a treaty, or under the authority of an Act of Congress that authorizes such participation.
Itinerant site Definition
An FAA office that is an extension of a larger FAA office. FAA staff are assigned temporarily to initiate the application process.