Unmarried Pregnant Minor or Minor Parent

Created on: 
Oct 26 2015

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

What is an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent living arrangement sanction?

When an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent is not living with their parent(s) or in an approved living situation, they are ineligible for a cash grant. For more information, see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-486-0005 Unmarried pregnant or parenting minors - Required living arrangement.

What is an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent school attendance sanction?

When an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent is not attending school as required, they are ineligible for a cash grant. For more information, see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-486-0010 Unmarried pregnant or parenting minors - Required school attendance.

Online Processing

How do I process a living arrangement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent?

To process a living arrangement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent, take the following steps:

Note: If the minor's parent(s) is not applying for assistance, enter the minor parent as the head of household.
  1. Go to the Case Actions page. For more information, see How do I access the Case Actions page in ACES 3G?
  2. Click Start Changes in the Change of Circumstances section on the Case Actions page and update the following:
  • Benefit Month field - Select the month and year from the drop-down list if the sanction is to be done in a historical month.
  1. In the Living Arrangement field, on the Client Details page, select Invalid Living Arrangement (IL) from the drop-down list.
  2. On the Eligibility Details page, confirm the following and click Confirm Benefits:
  • Financial Responsibility field - CA/MA Sanctioned (DI).
  • Reason field - Minor Parent Inappropriate Living Situation (264).
  1. On the Eligibility page, click Commit Changes.

How do I lift a living arrangement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent?

To lift a living arrangement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent, take the following steps.

  1. Go to the Case Actions page. For more information, see How do I access the Case Actions page in ACES 3G?
  2. Click Start Changes in the Change of Circumstances section on the Case Actions page and update the following:
  • Benefit Month field - Select the month and year from the drop-down list if the sanction is to be lifted in a historical month.
  1. In the Living Arrangement field, on the Client Details page, select the appropriate living arrangement from the drop-down list.
  2. On the Eligibility Details page, confirm the client has Financial Responsibility code Recipient (RE) and click Confirm Benefits.
  3. On the Eligibility page, click Commit Changes.

How do I process a school requirement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent?

To process a school requirement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent, take the following steps:

  1. Go to the Case Actions page. For more information, see How do I access the Case Actions page in ACES 3G?
  2. Click Start Changes in the Change of Circumstances section on the Case Actions page and update the following:
  • Benefit Month field - Select the month and year from the drop-down list if the sanction is to be done in a historical month.
  1. On the Client Details page, complete the following fields:
  • Marital Status field - Select Never Married (N) from the drop-down list.
  • Student Status field - Select Not a Student (NO) from the drop-down list.
  1. On the Eligibility Details page, confirm the following and then click Confirm Benefits:
  • Financial Responsibility field - CA/MA Sanctioned (DI).
  • Reason field - Minor Parent Failed School Requirement (265)
  1. On the Eligibility page, click Commit Changes.

How do I lift a school requirement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent?

To lift a school requirement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent, take the following steps.

  1. Go to the Case Actions page. For more information, see How do I access the Case Actions page in ACES 3G?
  2. Click Start Changes in the Change of Circumstances section on the Case Actions page.
  3. On the Client Details page, complete the following fields:
  • Student Status field - Enter [the appropriate student status].
  • Education Level field - Select the education level from the drop-down list.
  1. On the Eligibility Details page, confirm the client has Financial Responsibility code Recipient (RE) and click Confirm Benefits.
  2. On the Eligibility page, click Commit Changes.

Mainframe Processing

How do I process a living arrangement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent?

To process a living arrangement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent, take the following steps:

Note: If the minor's parent(s) is not applying for assistance, enter the minor parent as the head of household.
  1. On the AMEN screen, enter Option [R] - Interim/Hist Change in the Selection field.
  2. On the DEM1 screen, enter [IL] - Invalid Living Arrangement in the Liv Arng field.
  3. Call DONE and the ELIG screen displays.
  4. On the ELIG screen, confirm the following for the sanctioned client and commit the data:
  • Finl Resp field - [RN] - CA Sanctioned Receiving MA Only/FAP Recipient.
  • Rsn field - Reason Code 264 - Minor Parent Inappropriate Living Situation.

How do I lift a living arrangement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent?

To lift a living arrangement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent, take the following steps.

  1. On the AMEN screen, enter Option [R] - Interim/Hist Change in the Selection field.
  2. On the DEM1 screen, enter [the appropriate living arrangement] in the Liv Arng field.
  3. Call DONE and the ELIG screen displays.
  4. On the ELIG screen, confirm the client has Fin Resp code of [RE] - Recipient.
  5. Verify and commit the data.

How do I process a school requirement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent?

To process a school requirement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent, take the following steps:

  1. On the AMEN screen, enter Option [R] - Interim/Hist Change in the Selection field.
  2. On the DEM1 screen, verify the Mrtl Stat field is [N] - Never Married.
  3. On the DEM2 screen, verify the Student Status field is [No] - Not a Student.
  4. Call DONE and the ELIG screen displays.
  5. On the ELIG screen, confirm the following for the sanctioned client and commit the data:
  • Fin Resp field - [RN] - CA Sanctioned Receiving MA Only/FAP Recipient.
  • Rsn field - Reason Code 265 - Minor Parent Failed School Requirement.

How do I lift a school requirement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent?

To lift a school requirement sanction for an unmarried pregnant minor or minor parent, take the following steps.

  1. On the AMEN screen, enter Option [R] - Interim/Hist Change in the Selection field.
  2. On the DEM2 screen, enter [the appropriate student status] in the Student Status field.
  3. On the ALAS screen, update the Education Level field, if necessary.
  4. Call DONE and the ELIG screen displays.
  5. On the ELIG screen, confirm the client has Fin Resp code of [RE] - Recipient.
  6. Verify and commit the data.

 

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