PM 03-15-09-b.

Example of Adding a Person When the Sanction Ends

New text Example: The FS unit consists of Ms. S and her 2 children, ages 16 and 17. Ms. S was sanctioned starting in June for 3 months because she quit a job. Form 157F was sent notifying Ms. S of the NewManualMaterial.gif3-month sanction and that she had to request to be added back to the food stamps. Ms. S requested to be added back to the food stamps in October when she filed an FS REDE. The Family Community Resource Center added Ms. S back to the case starting in October fiscal month, the month of request.

NewManualMaterial.gifFS Sanctions for Customers Who Receive TANF

When a TANF case is sanctioned due to a noncompliance with a work and training requirement, the noncooperating person who caused the sanction is also disqualifed from receiving FS for the entire 3-months, even if the TANF sanction is lifted or the case is SWAPped to medical. The FS sanction period does not end early if the person complies before the sanction ends.

NewManualMaterial.gifExample: Emily and her child D, age 6, receive TANF and FS. Emily is assigned to Work First, but will not cooperate with the activity requirements. Her TANF case is sanctioned at Level 1 (March, April, May). Because Emily is sanctioned for TANF, she is also sanctioned for FS for 3-months. Emily agrees to cooperate with her TANF requirement in April and her cash benefits are restored. The FS sanction continues through the end of May. Emily is eligible to receive food stamps effective June.

NewManualMaterial.gifCentral Action on FS Sanction after TANF Sanction Ends

At each schedule time, if an action has been taken to lift a TANF work and training sanction (reason code 00), and the full 3-month FS sanction period has ended, the system centrally ends the sanction as follows:

  • deletes Item 80 code 242 FSWS,
  • increases the number of persons In Item 23 by the number of people no longer sanctioned effective for the month following the 3rd month of the FS sanction,
  • enters code 1 in Item 15, and
  • enters a dash in Item 64 if = code 5, or enters code 50 if Item 64 = 55.

NewManualMaterial.gifNo Compliance with TANF Sanction/ 3-Month FS Sanction Period Over

If a TANF work and training sanction has not been lifted, but the customer has served the full length of the 3-month FS sanction the system:

  • uses TA 32/TAR 00 to delete Item 80 code 242 FSWS; and
  • increases the number of persons In Item 23 by the number of people no longer sanctioned effective for the month following the 3rd month of the FS sanctionThis action includes when a case is SWAPped to medical.
  • enters code 1 in Item 15, and
  • enters a dash in Item 64 if = code 5, or enters code 50 if Item 64 = 55.