Glossary Terms Beginning with P
Definitions for words starting with P are listed on this page. Take the link above or scroll down to the glossary term.
 
Parental Control Definition
A child under age 18 is under parental control when another adult household member meets one of the following:
Provides any financial (or in-kind) support to the child.
Exercises any authority over the child.
NOTE Participants under age 18 are not considered under parental control when they have been legally emancipated.
Participants Definition
A person who, in a given month, meets any of the following:
Is receiving program benefits.
Has their income, resources (when applicable), and expenses considered in determining eligibility and benefit levels for that program.
Personnel Control Number Definition
The AZTECS user's personal ID number used to authorize certain actions.
Personal Responsibility Agreement Definition
A document signed by the budgetary unit. The Personal Responsibility Agreement (PRA) states the obligation of the budgetary unit is to become self-sufficient through employment. The PRA also states that the budgetary unit will cooperate with the CA program requirements.
Piecework Definition
Work paid by the number of items produced instead of by the number of hours worked.
Piecework is also known as the following:
Piece rate
Piecemeal rate
Pilot Programs Initiated by FAA Definition
Before implementing new programs or procedures statewide, FAA often initiates a pilot program in a county or Region first. Prior to the beginning of the pilot, staff located in the designated pilot area are instructed on the processing requirements and procedures developed for the pilot.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Definition
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction after experiencing a highly stressful event. These events include and are not limited to all of the following:
Combat situations
Physical violence
Natural disasters
PTSD is usually characterized by one or more of the following:
Depression
Anxiety
Flashbacks
Recurrent nightmares
Avoidance of reminders of the event
PTSD is also called post-traumatic stress syndrome.
 
 
Prepaid Medical Management Information System (PMMIS) Definition
Pre-paid Medical Management Information System (PMMIS).
AHCCCS' computer system. PMMIS contains information regarding medical service providers, and those who receive their services. (See PMMIS Eligibility Codes)
When experiencing access or navigational problems with PMMIS, contact FAA Data Security for resolution.
Primary Informant (PI) Definition
The Primary Informant (PI) generally completes the application process, provides information, and reports changes on behalf of themselves or another participant. This is also the person in whose name the AZTECS case is designated.
Primary Source of Information Definition
When the information comes directly from the source, the information is provided by the primary source.
Examples of primary sources include, and are not limited to, all of the following:
Social Security and SSI benefit information verified by the Social Security Administration (SSA)
Unemployment Insurance benefit information available through the Household System Check (HOSC)
Child support income issued through the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) and displayed on CHSP
Social Security Number verification displayed in HEAplus SOLQI Response Data Summary
Deceased Participant Crossmatch Report provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Office of Vital Records
Lottery winnings information provided by the Arizona Lottery Commission
Primary Wage Earner Definition
For CA, the Primary Wage Earner is defined as the parent who earned the greater amount of income in the 24 months prior to the TPEP application. See TPEP for more information.
Prospective Eligibility Definition
An eligibility determination based on the budgetary unit size, resources (when applicable), projected income and expenses that exist or are reasonably expected to exist in the benefit month (including changes that are expected to occur).
Prospective Ineligibility Definition
A determination that a case will be ineligible in a specific month. This is based on eligibility factors that exist and are anticipated to exist in that month.
Public Assistance Definition
Financial benefits and services provided based on need. They are funded by federal, state, or local agencies. Public assistance includes, and is not limited to, any of the following:
Cash Assistance (CA)
Emergency Assistance (EA)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Tuberculosis Control (TC)
Public Charge Definition
Under Federal immigration law, Public Charge refers to a noncitizen who is determined likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence. This may be indicated by one of the following:
Receipt of public cash assistance for income maintenance.
Receipt of government-funded assistance for long-term care.
A Public Charge determination cannot be made solely on the basis of receipt of government benefits. Other factors that must be reviewed under the law include all of the following:
Age
Health
Family status
Assets, resources, and financial status
Education and skills
Prospective immigration status
Expected period of admission
Sufficient Affidavit of Support under Section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), Form I-864 or form I-864EZ when required under Section 212 (a) (4) (C) or (D) of the INA 8 United States Code (U.S.C.) 1182 (a) (4) (C) or (D).
A noncitizen who is determined to be a Public Charge is generally inadmissible to the United States (U.S.). A determination of inadmissibility may result in denial of an application for a U.S. Visa or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status. The Public Charge rule does not affect an LPR who is applying for U.S. Citizenship.
The Public Charge rule applies to some noncitizens who are applying for admission to the U.S. or for LPR status. It does not apply to noncitizens coming to the U.S. on humanitarian grounds. This includes, and is not limited to, any of the following immigration statuses:
Refugees
Asylees
Survivors of Domestic Violence
Victims of trafficking and other serious crimes
Special immigrant juveniles
Certain individuals paroled into the U.S.
Only the following public benefits may be considered when determining whether a noncitizen is considered a Public Charge:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Cash Assistance
State and local cash assistance benefits that provide benefits for income maintenance (often called General Assistance programs)
Programs including Medicaid that support noncitizens by providing government-funded long-term care.