Work First Item 90 Code 506

(System) Enters Work First Item 90 code 506 and Item 34 code B for the month after the client starts Work First (as shown in Activity Date when Code 211 is first entered). Deletes code 506 and code B for the 2nd month after the client leaves Work First (as shown by entry of new activity code replacing code 211 or entry of a closeout code for code 211). For example, the client who is in Work First from 09/00 through 02/01 has code 506 in Item 90 and code B in Item 34 for the months of 10/00 through 03/01.

Code 506 equals the cash benefit amount. The system uses Item 80 codes to enter and remove code 506 for the right months, as follows.

When code 211 is entered, the system enters Item 80 code 677 BWFI, Budget Work First Income, with the client's RIN and the month after the month the work assignment starts. For the code 677 effective month, the system enters Item 90 code 506 and Item 34 code B, and deletes code 677.

(FCRC) When the client in Work First is taken out of Work First and assigned to another activity, update the Service Plan in VCM or enter closeout code 999 for Activity Code 211. Enter the new activity in the Service Plan or enter the new Activity Code in Item 60 with the last month of Work First as the Activity Date.

(System) The system enters Item 80 code 678 RWFI, Remove Work First Income, with the client's RIN and the 2nd month after the last month in Work First. For the code 678 effective month, the system removes Item 90 code 506 and Item 34 code B, and deletes code 678.

(FCRC) When the client gets a job or is otherwise ineligible for Work First, delete Item 90 code 506 using TA 31/TAR 67. You cannot enter code 506, except with Source code 8. Code 506 with no source code must be entered by the system based on the entry of Activity Code 211.

FS Budgeting

  1. (System) Enters the code 506 (with no source code) and makes the FS changes automatically when the FS are on the same TANF case as the person with Work First income.

    NOTE: Worker does not make any adjustments to FS based on Work First income.

  2. (FCRC) Manually enter and delete code 506 with source code 8 when the person with Work First income is a component member of the FS unit.

The client receives their last Work First payment the month after the final month they work.

Client Notices

(System) Sends Work First Notice (Form 4043) to the client when Work First is selected in the Service Plan in VCM or Activity Code 211 is first entered in Item 60. This is the only notice the client gets about the change in their benefits due to Work First. No central notice is sent when code 506 is first system-entered and the case becomes zero grant.

Issues Notice of Change (Form 157C) if the cash benefit (code 506) changes due to addition or deletion of a person, change in unearned income, etc., even though the case is zero grant.