605-2 B. EXCLUDED MEMBERS
Excluded household members are persons disqualified for: failure to apply for or provide a social security number (SSN); being an ineligible alien; failure to declare citizenship status; failure to comply with work requirements; intentional program violation; being a convicted drug felon; or being a fleeing felon. If the only adult household member is disqualified, that person may apply on behalf of a household of minors.
1. Counting Resources and Budgeting Income and Expenses
The calculations necessary to determine the excluded member’s resources, countable income, and allowable expenses are performed by EIS Eligibility Information System .
Shared income (income belonging to more than one person, such as ATAP Alaska Temporary Assistance Program income) must be prorated manually by the caseworker and each portion entered next to the appropriate household members. See EIS Eligibility Information System Procedure 1991-3 for additional information.
Joan and her two children, Elmo and Carla, have an open ATAP Alaska Temporary Assistance Program and FS Food Stamp case. Joan is excluded from the case because she is not a qualified alien. Joan works part time and receives ATAP Alaska Temporary Assistance Program of $400 for the children. Because she is excluded from the case, the ATAP Alaska Temporary Assistance Program benefits are for the children only. The caseworker must prorate the ATAP Alaska Temporary Assistance Program of $400 by dividing by 2 and manually placing $200 next to each child.
Excluded for failing to provide an SSN Social Security Number , for failing to declare citizenship, or being an ineligible alien or ineligible ABAWD Able-bodied Adult Without Dependents .
Code these excluded household members with a DI participation code on EIS Eligibility Information System .
All of the excluded member’s resources count in total to the household.
EIS Eligibility Information System subtracts the 20% earned income disregard from the excluded member’s earned income, and adds the balance to the excluded member’s unearned income. EIS Eligibility Information Systemprorates this total, dividing it evenly among the household members, including the excluded member. EIS Eligibility Information Systemexcludes the excluded member’s portion, and counts the rest as countable unearned income in the SNAP budget.
The household is entitled to the full standard deduction.
Shelter expenses (excluding utilities) and dependent care expenses billed to or paid by the excluded member and child support payments made or anticipated to be made by the excluded member are coded on the DEMH screen next to the excluded member. EIS Eligibility Information System divides these expenses evenly among all household members, including the excluded member. EIS Eligibility Information System allows all the expenses, except the excluded member’s share, as deductible expenses for the household.
If TA Temporary Assistance is the only income in the household, shelter expenses should be coded next to an eligible family member since the TA Temporary Assistance income is their income.
Utility expenses billed to or paid by the excluded member are allowed in full.
When the excluded household member is responsible for the home heating expenses, the household is entitled to the full standard utility deduction (SUD). Code the utility expense next to an eligible household member.
If the household is not entitled to the SUD Standard Utility Deduction , and the excluded member is responsible for all or a portion of a non-heating utility expense, the household is entitled to the full non-heating utility standard. Code the utility expense next to an eligible household member.
Excluded for an intentional program violation (IPV), being a convicted drug felon or fleeing felon, or failure to comply with a work requirement.
Code household members excluded for an IPV Intentional Program Violation or being an ineligible felon with a DF participation code. Code household members excluded for not complying with a work requirement with a DJ participation code. Ineligible ABAWD Able-bodied Adult Without Dependentss are coded DI as described in (a) above.
All resources belonging to the excluded member count.
All income (minus allowable exclusions and the earned income deduction, if appropriate) belonging to the excluded household member counts.
All deductions (earned income, standard, medical, dependent care, excess shelter, and child support) continue to apply to the remaining household members. The total expenses paid by the excluded member are allowed.
2. Eligibility and Benefit Level
The excluded member shall not be included when determining the household's size for:
Assigning a benefit level to the household; or,
Comparing the household's monthly income with the income eligibility standards; or,
Comparing the household's resources with the resource eligibility limits.
The SNAP allotment shall not be increased as a result of the exclusion of a household member for IPV Intentional Program Violation , or for noncompliance with TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and APA Adult Public Assistance program requirements.
When an individual is disqualified during the certification period, determine the eligibility of the remaining household members. Send a notice explaining the disqualification and the change in the SNAP benefit.
Adequate notice is acceptable for disqualification due to an intentional program violation. Adverse action notice is required before excluding a member for no social security number, a work requirement disqualification, or being an ineligible alien, ineligible ABAWD Able-bodied Adult Without Dependents , or ineligible convicted drug felon or fleeing felon.