B-480, A Household with Members on TANF, TANF-State Program (SP), TP 07, TP 08 and TP 20

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

TANF

When household members on a TANF EDG that includes other-related children become ineligible, and the other-related children remain eligible for TANF, advisors must ensure the other-related children continue to receive TANF.

Advisors must:

  • deny the TANF or TANF-SP EDG; and
  • continue the TANF for the other-related children.

TP 08

If a caretaker relative who receives TP 08 based on caring for (an) other-related child(ren) receiving Medicaid becomes ineligible for TP 08 due to new or increased earnings or spousal support and begins receiving TP 07 or TP 20, the other-related child(ren) will also transition from their TP 43, TP 44, or TP 48 EDG to a TP 07 or TP 20 EDG.

B-481 EDGs That Include an Other-Related Child

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

B-481.1 At Initial Certification

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

TANF or TANF-SP

When a TANF EDG includes an other-related child, advisors must:

  • explain to the household that the other-related child, if eligible alone, can continue receiving TANF even if the TANF for the other members of the household is denied. Denials include, but are not limited to, those because of:
    • resources,
    • earnings, or
    • child support.
  • advise households that have an other-related child included in the TANF EDG to contact HHSC immediately if they receive a notice in the mail stating that their TANF or TANF-SP will be denied because they are no longer eligible for the 90 percent earned income deduction.
  • set a special review to contact the household and continue TANF for an eligible other-related child when the EDG is expected to be denied because the 90 percent earned income deduction will be removed.

B-481.2 Before a TANF or TANF-SP EDG Is Denied

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

TANF

Advisors determine whether an other-related child is eligible for TANF on a separate EDG before the household's TANF is denied. Advisors must contact the household to ensure that the household wants the child's TANF to continue.

Advisors provide TANF to the other-related child without a break in benefits, if the other-related child is eligible alone and the household:

  • wants the other-related child's TANF to continue, or
  • cannot be contacted.

If more than one other-related child is in the household, other-related children who are not siblings are certified on separate EDGs. Exception: The individual may choose to combine EDGs if one EDG is ineligible separately but would be eligible if the members were combined.

The other-related child is kept in the original household group if the:

  • child is not eligible alone, or
  • the household does not want the child to receive TANF.

B-482 Separating Household Members

Revision 15-4; Effective October 1, 2015

TANF

The eligibility system creates an EDG for the other-related child's TANF. Advisors must verify that each certified group contains the correct members. Advisors also must ensure that a new Lone Star Card is issued for the other-related child's new EDG. A new application is not required.

Note: These procedures ensure that TANF-SP EDG numbers follow the SP members.