Enter the last month and year (MM/YY) of the current FS approval period when:

  • FS benefits are approved on this Form 552 (Item 15 is coded 1, 2, 4, 5, or 6), and
  • an FS case is approved for the first time or an FS REDE is completed.

For new approvals, the system will not process FS benefits if there is no entry.

The FS approval period ends on the last day of the fiscal month shown in this item.

Deleted TextAIS

Revised TextWhen an application is approved in AIS, the system assigns the Item 24 date based on the effective month of the TA 11 Mercury approval action except for categories 91, 92, and 93.

  • Revised TextFor EZ REDE cases, AIS adds 5 months to the effective date of a TA 11 Mercury action.

    Example: For a 94 case with EI, a TA 11/TAR 02 was processed with an effective month of 02/08. Then the regular roll approval was processed for 03/08. AIS enters 07/08 in Item 24 on the regular roll approval. 

  • add textFor Category 08 approvals in FS work requirement areas containing persons 18-49, no one under age of 18 (code 6 in Item 73), and CAF Screen 24C has someone coded NO, the system adds 4 months to the effective date of a TA 11 Mercury action.
  • Revised TextFor Category 08 approvals not in EZ REDE, AIS adds 5 months to the effective date of a TA 11 Mercury action.
  • Revised TextFor cash and medical cases not in EZ REDE status (except 24-month approval periods), AIS adds 11 months.


NOTE: If the Family Community Resource Center processes a regular roll approval before the TA 11 Mercury approval, Item 24 is left blank and the worker must enter the correct month and year. The worker may also change the date and year entered by AIS. The date entered must pass through the IPACS edits. 

  • For Categories 91, 92, 93 - AIS adds 23 months to Box 77.

IPACS Edits

The Item 24 IPACS edits are:

  • Revised TextFor a case in EZ REDE status, Item 24 cannot exceed the effective regular roll month plus 6 months.
  • Revised TextFor a cash, or medical case not in EZ REDE status, Item 24 cannot exceed the effective regular roll month plus 12 months.
  • For AABD cash and medical cases, Item 24 cannot exceed the effective regular roll month plus 24 months.

The IPACS edits allow more than a 6 or 12-month approval period, so it is very important for the worker to enter the correct Item 24 date. The IPACS edits are looser to allow for same day processing of REDEs.

Text RevisedExample: TANF/FS case in Group 08 in EZ REDE status - FS approval period ends 01/08. Mail-in Form 4765 received 01/05/08 and processed the same day, effective 01/08. The new approval period does not start in 01/08. The new approval period runs from 02/08 through 07/08.

Data entry in all the systems, including ACM, must pass through the IPACS edits.