R-3200, Case Number

Revision 12-2; Effective June 1, 2012

When an application for assistance is entered into the system for the first time a unique 10-digit application number is assigned. The application number begins with the letter T. The letter T changes to the number one when the application moves to Data Collection and becomes a case. The case number is unique to that household. The household members may consist of more than one individual on more than one HHSC programs including Texas Works as well as MEPD programs.

If a certified member of the household leaves the household and establishes a new household, a new case is created and a new case number is assigned for the member who left the original household.


R-3210 Association of Case Number

Revision 12-2; Effective June 1, 2012

When a former recipient reapplies for assistance during File Clearance, determine if the individual should be associated to a former case number. This includes associating a former case number to a person who applies for ME – A and D-Emergency.