Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Created on: 
Apr 18 2018

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

What is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?

TANF is a cash program for needy families. For more information see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-400-0005 Who is eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF)?

TANF is also an assistance program for pregnant women with no dependent children. For more information see EAZ Manual – WAC 388-462-0010 Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) or state family assistance (SFA) eligibility for pregnant women.

Online Processing

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

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

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

NOTE: When processing a pregnancy TANF application and the grant is reduced for Division of Child Support (DCS) non-cooperation and there are no children in the Assistance Unit (AU), follow the procedures in Processing Alternatives (PAL) - Cash Assistance Pregnancy Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant reduced for Division of Child Support (DCS) Non-Cooperation when no children are in the home. (PR 325109).

To process pending TANF take the following steps:

  1. Follow the steps in How do I initiate and complete an intake interview?
  2. During processing, on the AU Details page for the TANF AU, complete the following fields:
  • Optional AU Member field - Select the appropriate code from the drop down menu. 
    • Optional AUs include members that can be needy or non-needy caretaker relative(s).  
    • Consolidated AUs include non-sibling children.
  • Include in Needs field, from the drop down choose:
    • No (N) if the client should NOT be included in the AU, or
    • Yes (Y) if the client should BE included in the AU, or 
    • Tribal Placement (T) if the child is placed through a tribal agency.
  • The Guardianship Status field displays for children who are not natural or adopted children of the head of the household.  In the Guardianship Status, select:
    • Court Ordered Guardianship (C) if the child has been placed in the home by a court order.
    • Without Court Ordered Guardianship (W) if the child has NOT been placed in the home by a court order.
  • The financial responsibility fields display Applicant (PN) for all household members.  If the household member does not want assistance or there is a parent and/or child in the AU that is a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient, leave the financial responsibility as Applicant (PN) and during finalize the financial responsibility code adjusts based on the entry in the Include in Needs field. 
    • When processing TANF for a pregnant applicant who is married, the non-applying spouse's financial responsibility must be Ineligible Spouse (SP) to allow proper income deeming to the applicant.
Examples of AU Details page coding

EXAMPLE

A Grandma has court ordered custody of her grandchildren. If Grandma applies for TANF for her grandchildren, but she does not want to receive assistance for herself, code the AU Details page as follows:

Household composition (before)

AU in Pending status

Include in Needs indicator

Guardianship

Code

Household composition (After)

AU in Active status

Name

Relationship to Head of Household

Financial Responsibility

Include In Needs

Guardianship Status

Name

Relationship to Head of Household

Financial Responsibility

Sue

Jen

Kari

Self/Head of Household (SE)

Grandchild (GC)

Grandchild (GC)

Applicant (PN)

Applicant (PN)

Applicant (PN)

No (N)

Yes (Y)

Yes (Y)

 

Court Ordered Guardianship (C)

Court Ordered Guardianship (C)

Sue

Jen

Kari

Self/Head of Household (SE)

Grandchild (GC)

Grandchild (GC)

Budgeted Adult (BA)

Recipient (RE)

Recipient (RE)

 

Examples of AU Details page coding

EXAMPLE

A household includes two grandchildren who are living with their Grandma and Grandpa, but it is not a court ordered living arrangement. If Grandma applies as a needy relative for her grandchildren and Grandpa is in the home, his income needs to be allocated to meet the needs of his applying spouse. In this example, the Grandpa’s income is below the standard income limit for TANF.  For more information about allocating income in this situation, see EA-Z Manual WAC 388-450-0130 Does the department allocate the income of a nonapplying spouse to a caretaker relative. Code the AU Details page as follows:

Household composition (before)

AU in Pending status

Include in Needs indicator

Guardianship

Code

Household composition (After)

AU in Active status

Name

Relationship to Head of Household

Financial Responsibility

Include In Needs

Guardianship Status

Name

Relationship to Head of Household

Financial Responsibility

Sue

Bob

Jen

Kari

Self/Head of Household (SE)

Ineligible Spouse (SP)

Grandchild (GC)

Grandchild (GC)

Applicant (PN)

Spouse (SP)

Applicant (PN)

Applicant (PN)

Yes (Y)

Yes (Y)

Yes (Y)

Yes (Y)

 

 

Without Court Ordered Guardianship (W)

Without Court Ordered Guardianship (W)

Sue

Bob

Jen

Kari

Self/Head of Household (SE)

Spouse (SP)

Grandchild (GC)

Grandchild (GC)

Recipient (RE)

Ineligible Spouse (SP)

Recipient (RE)

Recipient (RE)

 

Examples of AU Details page coding

EXAMPLE

If Grandma applies for TANF for her grandchild who has been placed in her home by a Tribal welfare agency court order, but does not want to receive assistance for herself and her own child, code the AU Details page screen as follows:

Household Composition composition (before)

AU in Pending status

Include in Needs indicator

Guardianship

Code

Household Composition composition (After)

AU in Active status

Name

Rel Cd

Fin resp

Incl In Nds

G U

Name

Rel Cd

Fin resp

Betty

Billy

Tommy

Self/Head of Household (SE)

Child Natural/Adopted (CH)

Grandchild (GC)

Applicant (PN)

Applicant (PN)

Applicant (PN)

No (N)

No (N)

Tribal Placement (T)

 

Court Ordered Guardianship (C)

Court Ordered Guardianship (C)

Betty

Billy

Tommy

Self/Head of Household (SE)

Child Natural/Adopted (CH)

Grandchild (GC)

Budgeted (BA)

Budgeted Child (BC)

Recipient (RE)

 
NOTE: Households where a child is placed by a State or Tribal Welfare Agency are exempt from means testing.  Tribal Placement (T) in the Include in Needs field, or Foster Care Placement (F) or Relative Placement (R) in the Placement Code field on the child's Client Details page, allows the exemption from means testing.
  1. ​During processing, on the Client Details page, in the Race/Ethnicity section for each household member complete the following fields:

  • Native American Tribe field  - Enter [the tribal affiliation number] if appropriate.
    • To find the code for a tribe, click the Search link next to that field.
    • For no tribal affiliation enter 0000.
  • Living on Indian Reservation field - Select No (N) or Yes (Y) as appropriate.
  • Non-Custodial Parents field - Enter [the number of non-custodial/absent parents] for each child in the household.
  1. For each child with non-custodial parents, on the Non-Custodial Parents page complete the fields as appropriate:
  • Select the Question Mark icon in the upper right corner of the page for Help.
  1. On the Work Registration/Participation - Cash page, complete the following fields:
  • Participation Status field - Select the appropriate participation status from the drop down menu.
  • Participation Date field - Enter [the date their participation begins].
  • Orientation Status field - Select the appropriate value from the drop down menu.
  • Orientation Status Date field - Enter [the date they attended orientation].
NOTE: If the TANF/SFA paid thru date is more than 30 days prior to the application date and this field isn't updated, the AU denies with Reason Code 134 - No WorkFirst Orientation.
  1. On the Shelter Expenses page for the appropriate client, update the following:
  • Shelter Expenses section - Enter an amount for the appropriate Expense Type
  • Utility Details section - Select the appropriate value from the drop down list for the Public Housing or Rent Subsidy: field.
NOTE: When processing child-only (TANF) AUs and the only adult is an SSI recipient, the system ignores the shelter expense if it is coded for the SSI recipient and uses the supplied shelter grant standard.  To apply the full grant standard to the AU, follow the procedures in Processing Alternatives (PAL) - Supplied Shelter grant standard given to child-only Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Units (AUs).   
  1. On the Review page under the Case Review section for AF, in the Eligibility Established Date field enter [the date eligibility is established].
  2. Complete the interview by continuing the steps under How do I initiate and complete an intake interview?
  3. Process individual application months if necessary.
  4. Finalize by following the steps in How do I complete Finalize Application?
NOTE:  When a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU) is finalized in the same month the household received a Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) issuance, the system does not budget the CEAP against TANF eligibility. Please follow the procedures in Processing Alternatives (PAL) - Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) issuance does not budget against Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU) when finalizing.

How do I add a person to a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU)?

To add a person to a TANF AU, follow the instructions in the Add a person chapter.

How do I add a newborn to a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  Assistance Unit (AU)?

To add a newborn to a TANF AU take the following steps:

  1. Follow the instructions in the Add a person chapter.
  2. Follow the instructions in the Interview/Online Processing chapter; and
  3. In the month eligibility should be established, on the newborn's Client Details page, in the TPL/Eligibility Established section enter [the date the newborn met TANF eligibility] in the Eligibility Established Date field.
  • Do not remove the pregnancy information from the Pregnancy section on the mother’s Client Details page.
NOTE:  The pregnancy due date on the mother's Client Details page may need to be changed to a future month until after the newborn is added to prevent the system from closing the AU with Reason Code 213 - Failed Pregnancy Requirement. 
  • On the Work Registration/Participation - Cash page for the newborn's mother, complete the following fields:
    • Exempt Reason field - select Caretaker (CA) .
    • Participation Status - select Exempt Not Participating (NI) from the drop down menu,
    • Participation Date field - Enter [the newborn's birth date].
  1. When all pending months have been processed, follow the steps in How do I complete Finalize Application?
  2. Once the child is active on the AU, update the pregnancy information on the mother’s Client Details page to the newborn's actual date of birth.

How do I add a spouse/co-parent to a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU) when the baby is born?

If the spouse/co-parent is included on the AU with a financial responsibility of  Non-member (NM) or Ineligible Spouse (SP), you are not able to change existing status to Applicant (PN). The spouse/co-parent must be removed and then added using the Add a person process.

NOTE:  If the spouse/co-parent is the head of household on the TANF AU with a financial responsibility of Spouse (SP), first change the head of household on the AU. For information about changing the head of household see How do I change the Head of Household (HOH) on an Assistance Unit (AU)?  Once the head of household is changed, follow the steps to remove the spouse/co-parent and then add them onto the AU as a recipient.

To remove a spouse/co-parent take the following steps in each month that the spouse/co-parent is to be a recipient on the TANF AU:

  1. From the Case Actions page, click Start Changes.
  2. On the AU Details page from the spouse/co-parent Reason field drop down select Other - For User Generation Only (599).
  3. On the Eligibility Details page, click Confirm Benefits

Follow the steps for Add a person to add the spouse/co-parent and newborn:

  1. Follow the instructions in the Interview/Online Processing chapter.
  2. In the month eligibility should be established, on the spouse/co-parent and newborn Client Details pages, in the TPL/Eligibility Established section enter [the date the spouse/co-parent and newborn met TANF eligibility] in the Eligibility Established Date field.
  • Do not remove the pregnancy information from the Pregnancy section on the mother’s Client Details page.
  • The pregnancy due date on the mother's Client Details page may need to be changed to a future month until after the spouse/co-parent and newborn are added to prevent the system from closing the AU with Reason Code 213 – Failed Pregnancy Requirement.
  • If the spouse/co-parent has income that closes the TANF for over income, do not add the income until after the spouse/co-parent and newborn are brought to Active (A) status on the AU. 
  1. On the Work Registration/Participation - Cash page for the newborn's mother, complete the following fields:
    • Exempt Reason field -  Select Caretaker (CA) from the drop down menu.
    • Participation Status field - Select Exempt Not Participating (NI) from the drop down menu,
    • Participation Date field - Enter [the newborn's birth date].
  1. When all pending months have been processed, follow the steps in How do I complete Finalize Application?
  2. Once the spouse/co-parent and child are active on the AU, update the pregnancy information on the mother’s Client Details page to the newborns actual date of birth.

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

To change needy TANF to means tested 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 (AF), change the Yes (Y) to No (N) in the Include in Needs field drop down for all household members who should NOT be included in the TANF grant. 
  3. On the Eligibility Details page verify the financial responsibility code has changed from Recipient (RE) to Budgeted Adult (BA) and/or Budgeted Child (BC) for each household member who should no longer be included on the TANF grant. 
  4. Click Confirm Benefits

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

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

How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) when Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA) is active?

Before closing the DCA AU, ensure the client is eligible for TANF.

  1. Follow the steps in How do I close Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA) when Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is pending.
  2. Complete the TANF interview by following the steps in How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)? section.
  3. When all pending months have been processed, follow the instructions in the How do I complete Finalize Application chapter.
NOTE:  If Error message - (NAME) CANNOT RECEIVE BENEFITS FROM TWO AUS, REVIEW CLIENT STATUS displays when finalizing the TANF AU; from the Client Details page, under Concurrent Receipt - Cash from the drop down list select Previous Benefit was an Overpayment (O) for each person in the DCA AU who is now being opened on TANF. 

How do I budget Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) benefits against a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU)?

When a TANF AU is finalized in the same month the household received CEAP benefits, ACES doesn't budget the CEAP against the TANF grant. To budget CEAP benefits against the TANF grant take the following steps before finalizing the TANF AU:

  1. In the month CEAP benefits were received, add Unearned Income type Other Countable - CA/MA Only (OA).
  2. In the Amount field, code the total amount of CEAP benefits received.
  3. Finalize by following the steps in How do I complete Finalize Application?

Mainframe Processing

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

To screen a TANF application, follow the steps in Screening an Application.

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

To process a pending TANF application, take the following steps:

  1. From the AMEN screen, select Option [O] – Interview.
  2. On the STAT screen complete the following fields:
  • Optional AU Memb field - Enter [the appropriate code].
    • Optional Assistance Units (AUs) include members that can be needy or non-needy caretaker relative(s).
    • Consolidated AUs include non-sibling children.
  • If Optional AU members - In the Incl In Nds field, enter:
    • [N] – No if the client should not be included in the AU,
    • [Y] – Yes if the client should be included in the AU, or
    • [T] - Tribal Placement if the child is placed through a tribal agency.
  • G U field - Enter:
    • [C] – Court Ordered Guardianship or 
    • [W] – Without Court Ordered Guardianship for the children only.
  • Finl Resp fields - Enter [PN] – Applicant for all household members. If the household member does not want assistance or there is a parent and/or child in the assistance unit that is a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient, code the Finl Resp field as [PN] – Applicant and during finalize the code changes based on the entry in the Incl In Nds field.
    • On TANF for a pregnant applicant in a married couple, the non-applying spouse's financial responsibility must be [SP]-Ineligible Spouse/Non-Applying Spouse to allow proper income deeming to the applicant.
Examples of STAT screen coding

EXAMPLE

A Grandma has court ordered custody of her grandchildren. If Grandma applies for TANF for her grandchildren, but she does not want to receive assistance for herself, code the STAT screen as follows:

Household Composition (before)

AU in Pending status

Include in Needs indicator

Guardianship

Code

Household Composition (After)

AU in Active status

Name

Rel 

Fin Resp

Incl In Nds

G U

Name

Rel 

Fin Resp

Sue

Jen

Kari

SE - Head of Household/Self

GC - Great/Grand Child

GC - Great/Grand Child

PN - Applicant

PN - Applicant

PN - Applicant

N - No

Y - Yes

Y - Yes

 

C - Court Ordered Guardianship

C - Court Ordered Guardianship

Sue

Jen

Kari

SE - Head of Household/Self

GC - Great/Grand Child

GC - Great/Grand Child

BA - Budgeted Adult

RE - Recipient

RE - Recipient

 

 

 

Examples of Stat screen coding

EXAMPLE

A household includes two grandchildren who are living with their Grandma and Grandpa, but it is not a court ordered living arrangement. If Grandma applies as a needy relative for her grandchildren and Grandpa is in the home, his income needs to be allocated to meet the needs of his applying spouse. In this example, the Grandpa’s income is below the standard income limit for TANF.  For more information about allocating income in this situation, see See EA-Z Manual - WAC 388-450-0130 Does the department allocate the income of a nonapplying spouse to a caretaker relative?  Code the STAT screen as follows:

Household Composition (before)

AU in Pending status

Include in Needs indicator

Guardianship

Code

Household Composition (After)

AU in Active status

Name

Rel 

Fin Resp

Incl In Nds

G U

Name

Rel 

Fin Resp

Sue

Bob

Jen

Kari

SE - Head of Household/Self

SP -  Spouse

GC - Great/Grand Child

GC - Great/Grand Child

PN - Applicant

SP - Ineligible Spouse/Non-Applying Spouse

PN - Applicant

PN - Applicant

Y - Yes

Y - Yes

Y - Yes

Y - Yes

 

 

W - Without Court Ordered Guardianship

W - Without Court Ordered Guardianship

Sue

Bob

Jen

Kari

SE - Head of Household/Self

SP - Spouse

GC - Great/Grand Child

GC - Great/Grand Child

RE - Recipient

SP - Ineligible Spouse/Non-Applying Spouse

RE - Recipient

RE - Recipient

 

 

 

Examples of Stat screen coding

EXAMPLE

If Grandma applies for TANF for her grandchild who has been placed in her home by a Tribal welfare agency court order, but does not want to receive assistance for herself and her own child, code the STAT screen as follows:

Household Composition (before)

AU in Pending status

Include in Needs indicator

Guardianship

Code

Household Composition (After)

AU in Active status

Name

Rel 

Fin Resp

Incl In Nds

G U

Name

Rel Cd

Fin Resp

Betty

Billy

Tommy

SE - Head of Household/Self

CH - Natural/Adopted Child

GC - Great/Grand Child

PN - Applicant

PN - Applicant

PN - Applicant

N - No

N - No

T -  Tribal

 

C - Court Ordered Guardianship

C - Court Ordered Guardianship

Betty

Billy

Tommy

SE - Head of Household/Self

CH - Natural/Adopted Child

GC - Great/Grand Child

BA - Budgeted Adult

BC - Budgeted Child

RE - Recipient

 

NOTE: Households where a child is placed by a State or Tribal Welfare Agency are exempt from means testing.  T-Tribal  in the Incl In Nds field, or F - Foster Care Placement or R - Relative Placement in the Placement Cd field on the child's DEM1 screen, allows the exemption from means testing. 
  1. On the WORK screen, complete the Partic fields next to the CA field with appropriate codes. See <F1> help.
  • Update the WorkFirst Orientation Status field on the WORK screen if the adult has:
    • Completed WorkFirst Orientation.
    • Received out of state TANF/SFA or Tribal TANF within the last 30 days.
    • WorkFirst Orientation waiver.
NOTE: If the TANF/SFA paid thru date is more than 30 days prior to the application date and this field isn't updated, the AU denies with Reason Code 134 - No WorkFirst Orientation.
  1. Complete the interview following the steps in the Interview chapter.
  2. Enter the eligibility established date in the Elig Estab Date field on the VERF screen.
  3. After committing the interview data, follow steps in the How do I complete Process Application Months? chapter.
  4. When all pending months have been processed, follow instructions in How do I complete Finalization Application?
NOTE:  When a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU) is finalized in the same month the household received a Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) issuance, the system does not budget the CEAP against TANF eligibility. Please follow the procedures in Processing Alternatives (PAL) - Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) issuance does not budget against Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU) when finalizing.

How do I add a person to a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU)?

To add a person to a TANF AU, follow the instructions in the Add a person chapter.

How do I add a newborn to a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU)?

  1. Follow the instruction in the Add a person chapter.
  2. From the AMEN screen, select Option [O] - Interview.
  3. On the newborn's DEM1 screen, enter the [date the newborn met TANF eligibility] in the Elig Estab Date field.
  4. On the WORK screen for the mother, update the following fields in the CA section:
  • Exempt Reason field - enter [CA] - Caretaker.
  • Stat field - Enter [NI] - Exempt Not Participating.
  • Date field - Enter the [newborns date of birth].
  1. Call DONE and commit the data.
  2. After committing the interview data, follow steps in the How do I complete Process Application Months? chapter.
  3. When all pending months have been processed, follow instructions in How do I complete Finalization Application?
  4. Once the child is active on the AU, update the pregnancy information on the mother’s DEM1 screen to the newborns actual date of birth.

How do I add a spouse/co-parent to a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU) when the baby is born?

If the spouse/co-parent is included on the AU with a financial responsibility of Non-member (NM) or Ineligible Spouse (SP), you are not able to change existing status to Applicant (PN). The spouse/co-parent must be removed and then added using the Add a person process.

NOTE:  If the spouse/co-parent is the head of household on the TANF AU with a financial responsibility of SP - Spouse, first change the head of household on the AU. For information about changing the head of household see How do I change the Head of Household (HOH) on an Assistance Unit (AU)?  Once the head of household is changed, follow the steps to remove the spouse/co-parent and then add them onto the AU as recipient.

To remove a spouse/co-parent take the following steps in each month that the spouse/co-parent is to be a recipient on the TANF AU:

1. From AMEN, select Option R – Interim/Hist Change.

2. On the STAT screen, enter [599] – Reason Code 599 – Other in the Rsn field for the spouse/co-parent in the historical and ongoing months.

3. Call DONE and commit the data.

To add a spouse/co-parent and a newborn:

1. Follow the steps for Add a Person.

2. From the AMEN screen, select Option [O] – Interview.

3. On the STAT screen, complete the Finl Resp fields. For more information, see <F1> help.

4. On the DEM1 screen for the spouse/co-parent, enter the [date TANF eligibility is met] in the Elig Estab Date field.

5. On the DEM1 screen for the newborn, enter the [date TANF eligibility is met] in the Elig Estab Date field.

  • Do not remove the pregnancy information from the mother’s DEM1 screen.
  • The pregnancy due date on the DEM1 screen may need to be changed to a future month until after the spouse/co-parent and child are added to prevent the system from closing the AU with Reason Code 213 – Failed Pregnancy Requirement.
  • If the spouse/co-parent has income that closes the TANF for over income, do not add the income until the spouse/co-parent and newborn are brought to Active (A) status on the AU. 

6. Call DONE, verify and commit the data.

7. After committing the interview data, follow steps in the How do I complete Process Application Months? chapter.

8. When all pending months have been processed, follow instructions in How do I complete Finalization Application? 

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

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

  1. From the AMEN screen, select Option [R] - Interim/Hist Change.
  2. On the STAT screen in the Incl In Nds field change the [Y]-Yes to [N] - No.
  3. Call DONE.  
  • On the ELIG screen, verify the Fin Resp field displays [BA] - Budgeted Adult and/or [BC] - Budgeted Child for all household members that should not be included on the TANF grant.
  1. Commit the data.

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

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

How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) when Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA) is active?

Before closing the DCA AU, ensure the client is eligible for TANF.

  1. Follow the steps in How do I close Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA) when Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is pending.
  2. Complete the TANF interview by following the steps in the How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)? section.
  3. When all pending months have been processed, follow the instructions in the How do I complete Finalize Application chapter.
NOTE:  If Edit 0585 - CLIENT CANNOT RECEIVE BENEFITS FROM TWO AUS appears when finalizing the TANF AU, from the DEM1 screen; in the Concurrent Receipt CA field enter [O - Previous Benefit was Overpayment] for each person in the DCA AU who is now being opened on TANF. 

 

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

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