PM 18-05-06

Funds for extended medical benefits revised textare a 50/50 match of state and federal funds. This applies to cases canceled when TANF or Family Assist was received for 3 of the last 6 months before cancellation and the person who has increased earned income or spousal support is in the benefit unit.

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For TANF, the TAR reflects the reason the case is being canceled:

  • revised textTARs 14, 57, and 58 are related to earned income; may receive medical extension up to 12 months. Note: Extensions beyond the first 6 months are done by the central office
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  • revised textTAR 21 is related to receipt of spousal support; may receive medical extension up to 4 months. 

The following examples show how the medical extension works:

Example 1: A TANF client revised textstarts working in early June and will earn enough to meet the needs of the unit. Cash ends starting with July. The potential 12-month extension starts with July and ends the following June. This period applies even if the income was not reported in June.

Example 2: A Family Assist client starts working in September. Earnings exceeded the Family Assist Standard beginning in October. The potential 12-month extension starts with October and ends the following September.

Example 3: A grandmother included in a TANF unit with her grandchildren goes to work. She earns enough to make herself ineligible, but her grandchildren stay eligible. The grandmother is eligible for the medical extension.