Fleeing Felon

Created on: 
Oct 22 2015

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What is a fleeing felon?

A fleeing felon is a person who is acting with the intent to avoid prosecution. For more information, see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-442-0010 How does being a fleeing felon impact my eligibility for benefits?

Online Processing

How do I disqualify a client who is a fleeing felon?

To disqualify a client who is a fleeing felon, take the following steps:

  1. Select the Yes radio button in the Questions section, on the Client Details page, for the question Is this client fleeing from the law to avoid going to court or jail for a crime considered a felony, or breaking a condition of parole or probation? 
  2. Verify the following information displays on the Eligibility Details page for Basic Food:
  • Financial Responsibility field - IPV/Drug Felon Disqual - FS (ID). 
  • Status field - Active (A) or Closed (C) if no other eligible household members.
  • Reason field - Fleeing Felon & Parole Violation - CA/FA (256). 
  1. Verify the following information displays on the Eligibility Details page for Cash:
  • Financial Responsibility field - Ineligible Person (IP). 
  • Status field - Active (A) or Closed (C) if no other eligible household members. 
  • Reason field - Fleeing Felon & Parole Violation - CA/FA (256). 
  1. Click Confirm Benefits on the Eligibility Details page.
  2. Click Commit Changes on the Eligibility page.
Note: A pregnant woman who is a fleeing felon is not eligible for cash assistance; however, she is eligible to receive medical while in fleeing felon status. For more information, see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-442-0010 How does being a fleeing felon impact my eligibility for benefits?

How do I remove the disqualification when a client is no longer a fleeing felon?

To remove the disqualification for a client who is no longer a fleeing felon, take the following steps:

  1. On the AU Details page, remove Reason Code 256 Fleeing Felon & Parole Violation - CA/FA.
  2. On the disqualified client’s Client Details page update the following:
  • Eligibility Established Date field - Enter [the date the client is eligible to begin receiving assistance].
  • Select the No radio button, in the Questions section, for the question Is this client fleeing from the law to avoid going to court or jail for a crime considered a felony, or breaking a condition of parole or probation? 
  1. Verify the Eligibility Details page displays Recipient (RE) in the Financial Responsibility field and click Confirm Benefits.
  2. On the Eligibility page, click Commit Changes.

Mainframe Processing

How do I disqualify a client who is a fleeing felon?

To disqualify a client who is a fleeing felon, take the following steps:

  1. On the DEM3 screen, answer [Y] - Yes to the question Is this client fleeing from the law to avoid going to court or jail for a crime considered a felony, or breaking a condition of parole or probation?
  2. Verify the following displays on the ELIG screen for Cash and commit the data:
  • Finl Resp field - IP - Ineligible Person.
  • T field -  A - Active or C - Closed if no other eligible household members.
  • RSN field - Reason Code 256 - Fleeing Felon & Parole Violation - CA/FA.
  1. Verify the following displays on the ELIG screen for Basic Food and commit the data:
  • Finl Resp field - ID - IPV/Drug Felon Disqual (FS).
  • T field - A - Active or C - Closed if no other eligible household members.
  • RSN field - Reason code 256.
NOTE: A pregnant person who is a fleeing felon is not eligible for cash assistance; however, she is eligible to receive medical while in fleeing felon status. For more information, see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-442-0010 How does being a fleeing felon impact my eligibility for benefits?

How do I remove the disqualification when a client is no longer a fleeing felon?

To remove the disqualification for a client who is no longer a fleeing felon, take the following steps:

  1. On the STAT screen, remove Reason Code 256 - Fleeing Felon & Parole Violation - CA/FA.
  2. On the disqualified client’s DEM1 screen, in the Elig Est Date field, enter [the date the client is eligible to begin receiving assistance].
  3. On the DEM3 screen, answer [N] - No to the question Is this client fleeing from the law to avoid going to court or jail for a crime considered a felony, or breaking a condition of parole or probation?
  4. Verify the Finl Resp field on the ELIG screen displays RE-Recipient and commit the data.

 

See ACES Screens and Online Pages for an example of pages or screens used in this chapter.