WAG 23-01-02-a: Cash Benefits

  1. (FCRC) Figure the correct benefit amount by looking at all factors that existed during the fiscal month, such as income, allowable deductions, and eligible unit members.
  2. (FCRC) Compare the benefit actually received to the correct amount. If the amount received is less than the correct amount, there is an underpayment equal to the difference.
  3. (FCRC) Add the monthly underpayment amounts together to get a total underpayment amount if there were underpayments in more than one month.
  4. (FCRC) Approve a Mercury payment to correct the underpayment.
    1. Use code 255 in Item 80 of Form 552.
  5. (FCRC) Send Notice of Decision on Request for a Financial Assistance Increase/Special Authorization (Form1934), to the client if the client requested the underpayment correction.
  6. (FCRC) Establish a control for the 2nd month after the month the correction payment is made.
    1. Contact the client and verify the amount of the correction payment left.
    2. Treat the remaining amount as an asset.