This section describes a cash program available to families or pregnant women who face an emergency and do not have the money to meet their basic needs, including families whose TANF cash assistance has been terminated while in Non-Compliance Sanction (NCS). Formerly, only TANF cases closed while in NCS within the last six months needed to participate before we removed their sanction. As of July 1, 2010, all NCS cases must participate for four consecutive weeks before they qualify for TANF/SFA, no matter how long it has been since their TANF closed. These families may qualify for CEAP until their participation requirement is met. We will amend WAC to clarify this. Assistance under this program is limited to not more than thirty consecutive days within a period of twelve consecutive months.
An income estimate is based on income already received plus a reasonable expectation of anticipated income for the month of application.
Resources include items such as cash, checking & savings accounts, marketable securities, personal property and real property. Real property is land and buildings. See RESOURCES for more complete information.
If an optional member as described in WAC 388-436-0015 (3) is included in the CEAP assistance unit, the resources and income of that person and that person's spouse are considered available to the CEAP assistance unit. If those income and resources would reduce or deny the CEAP benefit, the optional member can be excluded.
The equity value of a vehicle is determined by subtracting the amount still owed from the fair market value of the car. The fair market value is the average loan value as listed in the NADA Official Used Car Guide, or the wholesale value as listed in the Kelly Bluebook.
See RESOURCES for:
A complete list of resources exempt under Federal Law;
Determining real property as a home;
The method of establishing values on non-exempt resources.
Document in Remarks (REMA) behind the Resource screens how income and resource values were established.
The amounts requested in each category can't exceed the maximum limit allowed. Excess amounts from one category can't be carried over to another category that is below the maximum.
|Need||Maximum (3 persons)||Allowed|
|$414||Total needed or allowed|
|$478||Payment standard for 3|
|$414||The lesser of the two above|
|-100||minus available income and resources|