WAG 19-06-01-i: Code P

text deletedThis code lists for categories 04, 06, 94, and 96. This includes category 94 cases with a W in the first position of the basic number.

This code identifies a case associated with a pregnant woman. There is either a pregnant woman in the benefit unit or the pregnant woman is excluded from the benefit unit which contains the spouse and the pregnant woman was due to deliver a child in a previous month. A case will continue to select as code P until the EDD is deleted, even if the newborn has been added to the case.

Casework Action

  1. Contact the customer to determine if the child has been born. If not, remind the customer to report the birth and set a control to recheck in one month. Update the code EDD or code 680 PWS, if the expected date of delivery has been revised by the doctor.
  2. A pregnant woman whose pregnancy has ended or who signs an adoption agreement while eligible for and receiving medical based on pregnancy is eligible to receive extended medical coverage for 60 days following the last day of the pregnancy.

    The 60-day period continues through the last day of the calendar month in which the 60-day period ends (see PM 04-01-07-c). 

  3. When a child is born to an adult-only cash case, add the child for cash and medical right away beginning with the date of birth. Request needed verifications. If the mother provides the verifications, complete TANF Eligibility Information (Form 4002). In addition, require the customer to provide proof of application for an SSN for the child.
    • NOTE: See PM 18-03-00 for the addition of the child to the case when a child is born to a TANF customer who receives TANF for other dependent children. Ensure that coding for the mother and child is correct.

    If the mother does not provide what is needed, SWAP to Medical. Enter code 3 in Item 78 for the child (see WAG 18-03-01-c). 

  4. When a child is born to an adult-only Medical case, add the child to the Medical case and enter code 3 in Item 78.
  5. Inform the mother of her responsibility to cooperate in obtaining support and her right to claim good cause for noncooperation.
  6. Determine the effect of any change in SNAP eligibility.
  7. When an EDD date or code 680 PWS is removed, a case no longer appears on the PAL as P.