The amount that a life insurance policy states will be paid upon the death of the insured person or the maturity of the policy.
fair market value
The value of property in the current market.
Family and Children Assistance (GA-FCA)
General Assistance (GA) provided to families who do not qualify for TANF. Payments to GA families are entirely from State funds. DHS administers the GA Family and Children Assistance (GA-FCA) program for the city of Chicago.
Family and Community Resource Center
A local DHS office.
Family Assessment (FA)
The evaluation of the client, the client's family, and the family's situation to determine what benefits the family may be eligible to receive and how best the client and the Department can meet their needs.
Family Assessment Module
VCM component which allows a worker to assess and document information about the client and their family's situation.
Medical assistance for families whose income is below the TANF Payment Level (Family Assist Standard).
Family Health Plans
Umbrella name for all family (category 94 and 96) medical programs.
Family Health Spenddown
Medical assistance (category 94 and 96) for children with income above the All Kids Assist Standard and for adults with income above the FamilyCare Assist Standard.
A man determined, through an administrative or judicial process, to be the father of a child for the purposes of establishing and enforcing child support. (Also see acknowledged father, adjudicated father, alleged father, biological father, and putative father.)
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
A clinic that receives federal funding under Sections 329, 330, or 340 of the Public Health Service Act, or which the Public Health Service has designated a "look-alike".
A fiscal month is a month that starts on a specific date in one calendar month and ends on the day before that same date in the next calendar month, e.g., May 16th through June 15th.
food stamp (FS) only unit (now called SNAP)
A benefit unit that receives food stamps together, but does not receive cash or medical benefits together.
food stamps (now called SNAP)
The Food Stamp Program is designed to improve the nutrition of low-income people. Eligible people receive food credit in dollar amounts, and can use it at participating retailers for food they need for good health. Food stamps are 100% federally funded. Eligibility is based on income, assets, and various nonfinancial requirements.
Court action to enforce payment of a debt on real property. The mortgaged property is sold to satisfy the debt. After the property is sold, the former owner has a period of time in which to redeem the property by paying the debt.
Foster Care/ Adoption Assistance
Under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, federal funds are provided to states to pay for foster care and adoption assistance. Federal funding is provided only for children who would otherwise be living in TANF-eligible homes.
Front Door contractor
The community partner agency under contract to provide supportive service payments to TANF applicants.
FSIS was the abbreviation for the "Family Support Information System." FSIS was a computer processing and inquiry system for the child support enforcement program. KIDS replaced FSIS.