Means Tested Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

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What is means tested Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

Means tested TANF allows for income means testing for non-parental caregiver household (child only) TANF grants.  Non-parental caregiver households can be eligible for child only assistance when their income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) for their household size.  For more information about budgeting on means tested non-parental child-only grants see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-450-0162 How does the department count my income to determine if my assistance unit is eligible and how does the department calculate the amount of my cash and basic food benefits? 

Online Processing

How do I screen means tested Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

To screen means tested TANF, follow the steps in Screening an Application.

How do I process means tested Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

To process pending means tested TANF, follow the steps in How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

How do I change means tested Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to needy TANF? 

To change means tested TANF to needy TANF take the following steps:

  1. From the Case Actions page click Start Changes.
  2. On the AU Details page for the TANF Assistance Unit (AU), change the No (N) to Yes (Y) in the Include in Needs field drop down menu for all household members who should be included in the TANF grant. 
  3. On the Eligibility Details page verify the financial responsibility code has changed from Budgeted Adult (BA) and/or Budgeted Child (BC) to Recipient (RE) for each household member who should be on the needy TANF AU. 
  4. Click Confirm Benefits. 

How do I change needy Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to means tested TANF?

To change needy Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to means tested TANF, follow the steps in How do I change needy Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to means tested TANF?

Mainframe Processing

How do I screen means tested Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

To process pending means tested TANF, follow the steps in Screening an Application.

How do I process means tested Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

To process pending means tested TANF, follow the steps in How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

How do I change means tested Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to needy TANF?

To change means tested TANF to needy TANF take the following steps:

  1. From the AMEN screen, select Option [R] - Interim/Hist Change.
  2. On the STAT screen in the Incl InNds field change the [N] - No to [Y] -Yes.
  3. Call DONE
  • ​On the ELIG screen, verify the Fin Resp field displays [RE] - Recipient for all household members that should be included on the TANF grant.
  1. Commit the data.

How do I change needy Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to means tested TANF?

To change needy Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to means tested TANF, follow the step in How do I change needy Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to means tested TANF?

 

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