1115.085.00 INCOME MAINTENANCE GRANTS

  1. Budget:
    1. regular payroll grants (any IM grant that is pulled and reissued is a regular grant), and
    2. retroactive IM payments for a current month if anticipated to be received in the budget month. When IM payments are approved at the end of the month, determine if the claimant will receive the payment in the month of approval. If it is possible to reasonably anticipate the claimant will receive the IM initial payment in the month of approval, budget the payment. If the initial IM payment can be reasonably anticipated to be received in the month following approval, do not include the payment on the budget until the following month.

      When an IM retroactive check includes a payment for a prior month and a current month, only budget the portion for the current month.

      EXAMPLE: A Temporary Assistance and Food Stamp application from April 25th is approved on June 5th. The Temporary Assistance retroactive check includes the May and June grants. Exclude the May grant as it is for a prior month. Include the June grant in the Food Stamp budget because it is anticipated to be received in the Food Stamp budget month.

      When a Notice of Adverse Action is required for the Food Stamp change, the Notice of Adverse Action must expire by the day prior to the system deadline for the Temporary Assistance change to be budgeted.

  2. Exclude from income: IM deficiency payments, and IM retroactive payments for a prior month and retroactive payments for a current month that are not anticipated to be received in the budget month.
  3. Temporary Assistance/FS Household Becomes Ineligible for Temporary Assistance

    If a change is reported resulting in Temporary Assistance ineligibility, base the FS issuance on the actual Temporary Assistance received in the month following the change.

    EXAMPLE: If the change that occurred in April was not reported early enough in April to stop the May Temporary Assistance grant, the determination of the May FS issuance will include the May Temporary Assistance grant. When at a later date the Temporary Assistance overpayment is recouped, the FS budget will reflect only the Temporary Assistance actually received (i.e. less the Temporary Assistance being recouped).