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Disqualified Recipient System (DRS) Interface


Revised March 25, 2011



DISQUALIFIED RECIPIENT SYSTEM (DRS) INTERFACE

What is the DRS interface?

 

How often does the DRS interface run?

 

What is an Intentional Program Violator (IPV)?

 

How am I notified of an IPV discrepancy through the DRS interface?

 

How is an IPV disqualification entered into DRS for clients not currently active in ACES?

 

How do I enter information into DRS for an active or pending DSHS client?


 

What is the DRS interface?

 

·         A data interface between the Federal Government and ACES which contains information regarding Intentional Program Violators (IPV) in the Food Assistance Program.

 

How often does the DRS interface run?

 

·         DRS interface runs daily, monthly and quarterly. 

 

o    The daily interface provides information on new and existing clients.

 

o    The monthly interface:

 

¨        Determines which active, pending, or suspended Basic Food clients have had a penalty added for the previous month.

 

¨        It also sends ACES Basic Food IPV clients to the Federal DRS.

 

o    The quarterly interface combines the previous three month DRS files with ACES to identify which clients are active, pending, or suspended from Basic Food.

 

What is an Intentional Program Violator (IPV)?

 

·         An intentional program violator is defined in EAZ Manual – WAC 388-446-0015 Intentional program violation (IPV) and disqualification hearings for Basic Food.

 

·         A person identified as having committed an Intentional Program Violation (IPV) is not eligible to receive Basic Food for a specified period of time.  For more information, see EAZ Manual – WAC 388-446-0020 Basic Food disqualification penalties and WAC 388-408-0035 Who is in my assistance unit for Basic Food?

 

How am I notified of an IPV discrepancy through the DRS interface?

 

·         When a discrepancy occurs during the interface, the following alerts are generated:

 

o    Alert 257 – DRS MATCH FOUND.

 

o    Alert 258 – DRS MATCH DISCREPANCY – NOT ON FEDERAL FILE.

 

o    Alert 260 – DRS MATCH DISCREPANCY – DISQ NUMBER/DATES DIFFER.

 

How is an IPV disqualification entered into DRS for clients not currently active in ACES?

 

·         To enter an IPV disqualified client into DRS, see How is an IPV disqualification entered in the DRS system for clients not currently active on Basic Food?

 

How do I enter information into DRS for an active or pending DSHS client?

 

·         To enter information into DRS for an active DSHS client, see How do I enter information into the DRS system for an active or pending DSHS client?

 

Modification Date: March 25, 2011