Unlawful Practice Causing Ineligibility

Created on: 
Oct 26 2015

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What is unlawful practice?

For details about unlawful practice in obtaining cash assistance, refer to the following EAZ Manual sections:

How long is the disqualification for unlawful practice?

The disqualification period for unlawful practice is determined by the court. For more information, see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-446-0005 Disqualification period for cash assistance.

Online Processing

How do I disqualify a client convicted of unlawful practices in obtaining cash assistance?

To disqualify a client convicted of unlawful practices in obtaining cash assistance, take the following steps:

  1. Select the Yes radio button in the Questions section, on the Client Details page, for the question Has this client been convicted of unlawful practices in obtaining GA, after 7/23/1995, or in obtaining TANF, after 5/1/1997?
  2. Verify the following information displays on the Eligibility Details page and then click Confirm Benefits:
  • Financial Responsibility field - CA/MA Sanctioned (DI).
  • Status field - Active (A).
  • Reason field - Reason Code 263 - Convicted of Unlawful Practices.
  1. Click Commit Changes on the Eligibility page.

How do I lift the disqualification for unlawful practices?

To lift the disqualification for unlawful practices, take the following steps:

  1. On the Assistance Unit Detail page, remove Reason Code 263 - Convicted of Unlawful Practices.
  2. On the disqualified client’s Client Details page, complete the following fields:
  • 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 Has this client been convicted of unlawful practices in obtaining GA, after 7/23/1995, or in obtaining TANF, after 5/1/1997?
  1. Verify the Financial Responsibility field displays Recipient (RE) on the Eligibility Details page and click Confirm Benefits.
  2. Click Commit Changes on the Eligibility page.

Mainframe Processing

How do I disqualify a client convicted of unlawful practices in obtaining cash assistance?

To disqualify a client convicted of unlawful practices in obtaining cash assistance, take the following steps:

  1. On the DEM4 screen, answer [Y] - Yes to the question Has this client been convicted of unlawful practices in obtaining GA, after 7/23/95, or in obtaining TANF, after 5/1/97?
  2. Verify the ELIG screen displays the following and commit the data:
  • Finl Resp field - [DI] - CA/MA Sanctioned.
  • Stat T field - [A] - Active.
  • Rsn field - Reason Code 263 - Convicted of Unlawful Practices.

How do I lift the disqualification for unlawful practices?

To lift the disqualification for unlawful practices, take the following steps:

  1. On the STAT screen, remove Reason Code 263 - Convicted of Unlawful Practices.
  2. On the disqualified client’s DEM1 screen, in the Elig Estab Date field, enter [the date the client is eligible to begin receiving assistance].
  3. On the DEM4 screen, answer [N] - No to the question Has this client been convicted of unlawful practices in obtaining GA, after 7/23/95, or in obtaining TANF, after 5/1/97?
  4. Verify the ELIG screen displays [RE] -Recipient in the Finl Resp field and commit the data.

 

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