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 .  

 

Exception:  

Shared income (income belonging to more than one person, such as ATAP income) must be prorated manually by the caseworker and each portion entered next to the appropriate household members.  See EIS Procedure 1991-3 for additional information.

 

Example:

Joan and her two children, Elmo and Carla, have an open ATAP and FS case.  Joan is excluded from the case because she is not a qualified alien.  Joan works part time and receives ATAP of $400 for the children.  Because she is excluded from the case, the ATAP benefits are for the children only.  The caseworker must prorate the ATAP of $400 by dividing by 2 and manually placing $200 next to each child.

 

  1. Excluded for failing to provide an SSN , for failing to declare citizenship, or being an ineligible alien or ineligible ABAWD .

 

Note:  

Code these excluded household members with a DI participation code on EIS .

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

If TA is the only income in the household, shelter expenses should be coded next to an eligible family member since the TA income is their income.

 

 

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 , 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.

 

  1. Excluded for an intentional program violation (IPV), being a convicted drug felon or fleeing felon, or failure to comply with a work requirement.  

 

Note:

Code household members excluded for an IPV 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 ABAWDs are coded DI as described in (a) above.

 

 

 

 

2. Eligibility and Benefit Level

 

The excluded member shall not be included when determining the household's size for:

 

    1. Assigning a benefit level to the household; or,

 

 

    1. Comparing the household's monthly income with the income eligibility standards; or,

 

 

    1. 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 , or for noncompliance with TANF and APA program requirements.

 

3. Certification

 

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 , or ineligible convicted drug felon or fleeing felon.  

 

 

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