Funds for extended medical benefits are 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.
For TANF, the TAR reflects the reason the case is being canceled:
- TARs 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
- TAR 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 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 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.