A written request is needed when a client wants to add a person who is not required to be in the case. When adding the spouse/civil union partner of the caretaker relative to the case, the spouse/civil union partner must also sign the written request.
Send the client a written notice of approval or denial within 45 days of the written request.
Issue the increased payment, if eligible, so that benefits are received by the 45th calendar day from the date of receipt of a written request.
Determine medical eligibility for each of the 3 months before the month of the written request when the Family Community Resource Center receives a request to add a person.
If the person is determined eligible for medical for the entire 3 months before the month the request is received, backdate medical to the first day of the 3rd month before the month of the written request. The client does not have to prove medical need to qualify for medical backdate. Always backdate medical to the first day of the month the person is eligible for backdate. See PM 17-02-05-a to backdate medical coverage.