1. Opening Due to Significant Change in Income or Assets
    1. Opening a Case (TA 11 or TA 12)
      1. Loss/Reduction in Earnings Due to Illness, Injury, or Other Impairment
      2. Loss of Employment Due to Direct Participation in a Strike
      3. Loss/Reduction in Support from Parent or Person Acting in Parent's Place
      4. Loss/Reduction in Support from Other Person In the Home
      5. Loss/Reduction in Support from a Person Outside the Home
      6. Loss of or Reduction in Other Income (TANF, RRA Cash)
      7. Exhaustion or Reduction of Assets to Meet Needs
      8. Change in Federal Law, State Law, or Department Policy
      9. Increased Need (TANF, RRA Cash, FHP, and RRA Medical)
      10. Transfer from Another Assistance Program (TANF, RRA Cash, FHP, and RRA Medical)
      11. Other Reasons

Use the following TARs to approve a TANF, RRA Cash, RRA Medical, or FHP case.

Enter only one TAR for each case. Select the TAR that best describes the reason why the unit applied for benefits.

Opening Due to Significant Change in Income or Assets

The loss or decrease in income or assets may be the primary cause of needing benefits, even though the income or assets may only have met a part of the unit's total needs.

Regard a change in income or assets as significant, only if the amount of the reduction or loss is substantial in relation to the amount of the benefit payment, or for FHP, to the need for medical. The loss of need-based income, such as an assistance payment (public or private), is not a significant change in income or assets. Use TARs 85-89 for cases transferred from another assistance program.

If the need for benefits was caused primarily by a significant change in the unit's income or assets, use one of the following TARs.

Opening a Case (TA 11 or TA 12)

Loss/Reduction in Earnings Due to Illness, Injury, or Other Impairment

TAR Loss/Reduction in Earnings Due to Illness, Injury, or Other Impairment of:
02 Father -- TANF and FHP
Caretaker-- RRA Cash and RRA Medical
03 Mother -- TANF and FHP
04 Person Acting in Parent's Place -- TANF and FHP
TAR Loss/Reduction in Earnings Due to Layoff, Discharge, or Other Reason Not Due to Strike  of:
12 Father -- TANF and FHP
Caretaker-- RRA Cash and RRA Medical
13 Mother -- TANF and FHP
14 Person Acting in Parent's Place -- TANF and FHP

Loss of Employment Due to Direct Participation in a Strike

TAR Loss of Employment Due to Direct Participation in a Strike By:
16 Father -- TANF, All Kids Assist, Moms and Babies
Caretaker-- RRA Cash and RRA Medical
17 Mother -- TANF, All Kids Assist, Moms and Babies
18 Person Acting in Parent's Place -- TANF, All Kids Assist, Moms and Babies

Loss/Reduction in Support from Parent or Person Acting in Parent's Place

TAR

TANF, RRA Cash, All Kids Assist, Moms and Babies, and RRA Medical

Enter one of the following TARs when the loss or reduction of support from the parent or person acting as the parent is the result of:

21 Death
22 Leaving home and stopping or reducing support
23 Parent incarcerated, but permitted to live at home

Loss/Reduction in Support from Other Person In the Home

TAR

TANF, RRA Cash, All Kids Assist, Moms and Babies, and RRA Medical

Enter one of the following TARs when the loss or reduction of support from another a person in the home is the result of:

31 Death
32 Leaving home and stopping or reducing support
33 Illness, injury, or other impairment
34 Lay-Off, discharge, or other reason, excluding a strike
35 Loss of employment due to direct participation in strike

Loss/Reduction in Support from a Person Outside the Home

TAR

TANF, RRA Cash, All Kids Assist, Moms and Babies, and RRA Medical

Enter one of the following TARs when the loss or reduction of support from a person outside the home is from:

41 Father (absent throughout the 6 months before the application)
42 Other person


Loss of or Reduction in Other Income (TANF, RRA Cash)

TAR Enter the TAR for the type of income.
51 Unemployment benefits (UI)
52 Other

Exhaustion or Reduction of Assets to Meet Needs

TAR

TANF, RRA Cash, All Kids Assist, Moms and Babies, and RRA Medical

Enter one of the following TARs that best describes the needs that cannot be met.

61 Medical care
62 Other costs
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Change in Federal Law, State Law, or Department Policy

Enter one of the following TARs if the customer or unit became eligible only as a result of a change in Federal Law, State Law, or Department policy; i.e., unit was not eligible before the change but became eligible at the time of the change.

TAR

Change in Federal Law, State Law, or Department Policy

TANF, RRA Cash, All Kids Assist, Moms and Babies, and RRA Medical

71 Determination of requirements
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73 Other (specify in REMARKS)

NOTE: Do not use TAR 71, TAR 72, or TAR 73 if the time between the change in law or policy and the application is more than 6 months.

Increased Need (TANF, RRA Cash, FHP, and RRA Medical)

TAR Increased Need
81 Medical care
82

Other needs

Use if the needs of the unit increased by any basic need item, except for medical need. For example, the increase was due to the customer establishing their own home after living with a relative.

Transfer from Another Assistance Program (TANF, RRA Cash, FHP, and RRA Medical)

TAR Enter the TAR assigned to the program that the customer previously received benefits under.  If the customer's former case is still active, enter TAR 95 and explain in REMARKS.
85 AABD(A) Cash or Medical
86 AABD(B) Cash or Medical
87 AABD(D) Cash or Medical
88 TANF or FHP
90 RRA Cash or Medical

NOTE: Loss of the following types of benefits is not a transfer from another assistance program, use TAR 51 or TAR 52 for these benefits.

  • RSDI Benefits (Social Security);
  • Allowance, Pension, or Other Payment Connected with Military Service;
  • Unemployment Benefits; or
  • Workers' Compensation.

Other Reasons

TAR Other Reasons
TANF, RRA Cash, FHP, and RRA Medical
93 Living below Agency standards
94 Released from State Hospital
95

All other (Specify in REMARKS)

Use if there was no material change in the unit's incometext deletedwithin the 6 months immediately before the application and TARs 71-94 do not apply. This includes when the customer was included in another case that has not been closed.