Funds for extended medical benefits can be either:
- 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 employed person is in the benefit unit, or
- 100% state funds for GA-FCA and other TANF and Family Assist cases.
For TANF, the TAR reflects the reason the case is being canceled:
- TANF TARs 14, 57, and 58 are funded with federal match.
- TANF TARs 08, 83, and 84; and GA-FCA TAR 31 are all state funds.
- TANF TAR 21 is funded by federal match the first 4 months and state funds the last 8 months.
Federal match for Family Assist cases is determined centrally by the computer system.
Extensions beyond the first 6 months are done by the central office.
The following examples show how the medical extension works:
Example 1: A client in Group 01 starts 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 client in Group 09 started working in July and earned enough to meet the needs of the unit. Cash did not end until September, because the family failed to report the change. The potential 12-month extension
starts with August, the first month cash would have been canceled if the family had reported timely, and ends the following July.
Example 3: 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
Example 4: 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