Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Continuing  Responsibilities

Revised:

35.2

ACCRUAL RIGHTS TO FAMILIES FIRST CASH PAYMENT

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Policy statement

 

Once an applicant is found to be eligible for Families First benefits and benefits are authorized, he/she has a right to the initial payment provided that he/she is alive on the date on which the application was filed.  If the Families First payment is authorized for the calendar month in which the application was made, the AU has the right to the Families First payment from the date of application through the month in which the case is authorized.  If the AU is ineligible for Families First benefits in the month of authorization, but is eligible in the following month, the AU has the right to the payment for the month following authorization.  The right to a continuing Families First payment accrues on the first day of a calendar month for which payment is made as long as the recipient is alive and eligible for payment on that day.

 

Exceptions

 

If the client or legally responsible relative in the home was on strike as of the last day of the month, the AU is not eligible for an assistance payment made for that month.

 

Glossary

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