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Mar 13, 2013 IRS data match information is confidential and, effective 02/01/2013, DHS policy clarifies that it should never be distributed in any way
Mar 08, 2013 Enrollment in the AMP/ABW/Plan A will be open April 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013
Feb 12, 2013 DHS issued new 60-month Time Limit Policy effective March 1, 2013 and instructions for warning new applicants about the policy
Jan 14, 2013 Information from a new data match (apparently with the Michigan State Police) is being used by DHS to terminate assistance to households, beginning February 1, 2013. Termination notices to recipients state that a member of the group “is not eligible for assistance due to a criminal justice disqualification”.
Jan 14, 2013 Effective 01/01/2013, the JET program has been renamed “PATH,” there is a new standard of promptness for running the FIP Eligibility Determination Group (EDG), and there is a mandatory 21-day Application Eligibility Period (AEP) that clients must successfully complete in order for their FIP application to be approved. This Issue Alert discusses DHS’ administration of the AEP. Issue Alert 13-01-03 discusses Workforce Development Agency – State of Michigan’s (WDASOM) administration of the AEP.
Jan 14, 2013 If a recipient of BOTH FIP and FAP fails to comply with FIP PATH (employment and training) or work requirements, continuing eligibility for FAP is based on FIP good cause reasons which are different from FAP-only good cause reasons.
Jan 14, 2013 Effective 01/01/2013, there is a mandatory 21-day Application Eligibility Period (AEP) of work-related activities that FIP applicants must successfully complete in order for their FIP application to be approved, unless they are exempt from work requirements. Issue Alert 13-01-02 discussed DHS’ administration of the AEP. This Issue Alert discusses Workforce Development Agency – State of Michigan’s (WDASOM) administration of the AEP.
Jan 03, 2013 Clients’ FAP complaints must be documented using form DHS-1380, which must be reviewed by local offices, by auditors, Central Office, and FNS.
Jan 01, 2013 Effective 01/01/2013, the combined FIP and FAP waiver allows some PATH participants increased hours for which they can participate in unpaid core activities in order to help Michigan meet federal work participation requirements. Also, under certain circumstances, unpaid work participation hours may be “deemed.”
Dec 14, 2012 Clients who have a disability including blindness must complete an Activities of Daily Living Form for the medical determination in their case.
Nov 29, 2012 Effective 11/01/2012, BEM 228 and BEM 230A require new work and work participation program Bridges deferral and participation codes.
Nov 12, 2012 DHS has updated its 1171 application.
Nov 07, 2012 Form Notices of FAP case closure for failure to verify information at redetermination/recertification lack required information about the recipient’s right to “cure” and have the case re-opened without having to reapply.
Nov 07, 2012 DHS caseworkers must provide more specific information and a reference to policy in the form Notice of Case Action sent when a case is denied or terminated for failure to provide requested verification(s).
Oct 10, 2012 New School Attendance Policy and Full Family Sanctions - DHS policy effective 10-1-12 requires full-time school attendance by both dependent children and minor parents for continued eligibility for FIP. If FIP is terminated due to inadequate school enrollment or attendance, reinstatement will not occur until the student attends 21 consecutive days of school.
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