A-150, Combined Allotment Policy

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015


Advisors must issue benefits for the month of application and the following month at the same time if:

  • an applicant files the application after the 15th of the month (including reapplications filed after the 15th of the month following the last benefit month);
  • the household is eligible for the application month and the following month (including applicants eligible but not receiving an allotment for the application month because benefits prorate to less than $10); and
  • advisors must prorate the initial month's benefits.

Note: For applicants who meet expedited criteria, advisors issue a combined allotment within expedited time frames, even if postponing verification.

Inform households receiving combined allotments:

  • when the benefits will be available;
  • that no additional benefits will be available until the third month; and
  • that the third month’s benefits will be available on the regular issuance schedule.

TIERS identifies and issues benefits to households eligible for a combined allotment and holds the third month's benefits if the combined allotment certification has postponed verification.