This section provides procedures for determining who should be included in a TANF Cash case. The benefit unit for TANF Cash is the Filing Unit plus any other optional persons the client wants to include in the case. The Filing Unit is all persons who must be included in a TANF cash case.
SNAP policy and TANF policy differ about who must be included in a case. For SNAP policy see PM 04-05-03.
Determine the TANF cash case category (04 or 06) based on who is in the benefit unit. If there are 2 parents in the benefit unit, also determine it on their ability to work. It is an 04 case if each child has either a parent who is not receiving cash in the case (due to absence or TANF ineligibility) or a parent who receives cash in the case but is unable to work for medical reasons. When at least one child has 2 parents in the TANF cash case and both parents are medically able to work, it is an 06 case.
Change the category if the family situation changes. A new application is not required to change the category from 04 to 06 or 06 to 04. (See also WAG 16-01-01 if there is a change of payee as well as a change of category.)
Use TA 42 to change the category on an active case. Add or delete persons on the same action, if needed. Complete Form 552:
|Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 44
|Items 50, 51
||- Complete, if appropriate.
|Items 22, 33, 60 - 79
||- Complete if adding/deleting a person.
|Items 23, 29, 80, 90, and 91
||- Review and make any needed changes.
When changing the category , review the case record and complete an ARS clearance (PF/F10). Determine if a cash or SNAP overpayment had been reported under the old category. If an overpayment had been reported under the old category, report the change to the Bureau of Collections (see WAG 23-04-01).