Revision Notice 21-3, Effective July 1, 2021

 

Archived Revision 21-2; Effective April 1, 2021
Archived Revision 21-1; Effective January 1, 2021
Archived Revision 20-3; Effective October 1, 2020
Archived Revision 20-3; Effective July 1, 2020
 

Revisions

The following sections were revised in the Texas Works Handbook:

Sections Section Title Change
A-831.2.1 Reopening Three Months Prior Applications Clarifies existing policy by adding the word “only” to reinforce that applications can only be reopened within two years from the file date. (Medical Programs)
A-1341 Income Limits and Eligibility Tests Adds example for how to count RSDI income for children living with someone besides their parents. (Medical Programs)
A-1380 Documentation Requirements Removes OAG and replaces with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when documenting the report of indigent alien sponsors. (All Programs)
A-1845.1
A-1860
Sending Notice of Failure to Cooperate; Determining Good Cause Incorporates policy from MEPD and TW Bulletin 20-22, 4. Determining Good Cause for SNAP Employment and Training Noncompliance, released on Sept. 11, 2020. A-1845.1 and A-1860 published Aug. 5, 2021. (SNAP)
B-111 Reuse of an Application Form After Denial Adds related policy. (Medical Programs)
B-200 TOC
B-232.1
B-232.2
B-232.3
B-233.2.4
B-233.4
B-233.5.1
B-234
B-234.1 (Delete)
B-234.2 (Delete)
B-234.2.1 (Delete) B-234.3 (Delete) B-234.4 (Delete) B-235
B-235.1 (Delete) B-236
B-236.1 (Delete) B-237 (Reserve)
B-238 (Reserve)
B-239
B-239.1
B-239.1.1 (Delete)
B-239.2
B-263
B-280
B-281 (Delete)
Glossary I
Secondary Cardholder Established by the Lone Star Help Desk;
Secondary Cardholder Established by Issuance Staff;
Secondary Cardholders Established by Staff;
Applicants Interviewed by Home Visit;
Issuing Lone Star Cards to Secondary Cardholders;
Issuance Staff Procedures;
Personal Identification Number (PIN) Selection and Issuance;
Reserved for Future Use;
Initial PIN Self-Selection Procedures;
Initial PIN Self-Selection Procedures for TANF Protective and Representative Payees;
Initial PIN Issuance Procedures for Clients with Barriers that Prevent PIN Self-Selection;
PIN Security;
Lone Star Card Replacement;
Lone Star Card Replacement Procedures;
PIN Replacement;
PIN Replacement Procedures;
Returned Lone Star Cards and PIN Packets;
Erroneous PIN Entry;
Client EBT Training Policy;
Advisor Interview Requirements for Client Training;
Client Fee Policy;
Issuance Staff Requirements for Client Training;
Security;
EBT Material Inventory/Distribution;
Vendor-Produced Material
Updates Form SCR and Form H1173 titles. Incorporates policy from MEPD and T W Bulletin 21-08, 2. Personal Identification Number (PIN) Packet Issuance Procedures, released on April 22, 2021. (SNAP and TANF)
B-300 TOC
B-331
B-382.1
Cancelling Benefits in EBT Accounts;
Client Problems Accessing Benefits
Removes outdated references to ATA. (SNAP and TANF)
B-400 TOC
B-466 (Delete)
Loss of SNAP Identification (ID) Card (Form H1803) Removes references to retired Form H1803. (SNAP)
C-1100 TOC
C-1131 (Delete)
C-1132 (Delete)
Advisor Guide for Explaining EBT;
Issuance Staff Guide for EBT Issuance and Client Training
Removes references to registration stickers and PIN packets. (SNAP and TANF)
W-100 TOC
W-111
W-112
W-113
W-121 (Reserve) W-122
W-123
W-124
Type of Assistance (TA) 41 – Health Care – HTW;
Application Procedures;
Requesting an Application;
Filing an Application;
Telephonic Signatures;
File Date;
Faxed Applications
Incorporates policy from MEPD and TW Bulletin 21-05, 1. Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver, released on March 9, 2021. (HTW)
W-210
W-211
W-220
W-1010
General Policy; Budget Group;
Certified Group;
General Policy
Incorporates policy from MEPD and TW Bulletin 21-05, 1. Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver, released on March 9, 2021. (HTW)
W-510 General Policy Incorporates policy from MEPD and TW Bulletin 21-05, 1. Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver, released on March 9, 2021. (HTW)
W-610
W-1410
W-1411
W-1411.1 (Delete)
W-1411.1.1 (Delete)
W-1411.1.2 (Delete)
W-1411.1.3 (Delete)
W-1411.1.4 (Delete)
W-1411.2 (Delete)
W-1411.2.1 (Delete)
W-1411.2.2 (Delete)
W-1411.2.2.1 (Delete)
W-1411.2.2.2 (Delete)
W-1411.3 (Delete)
W-1411.3.1 (Delete)
W-1411.3.2 (Delete)
W-1411.3.2.1 (Delete)
W-1411.3.3 (Delete)
W-1411.3.3.1 (Delete)
W-1411.3.3.2 (Delete)
W-1411.3.4 (Delete)
W-1411.3.4.1 (Delete)
W-1411.3.4.2 (Delete)
W-1411.3.4.3 (Delete)
W-1411.3.5 (Delete)
W-1411.3.5.1 (Delete)
W-1411.3.5.2 (Delete)
W-1411.3.5.3 (Delete)
W-1411.3.5.4 (Delete)
W-1411.3.6 (Delete)
W-1411.4 (Delete)
W-1411.4.1 (Delete)
W-1411.4.2 (Delete)
W-1411.4.3 (Delete)
W-1411.4.4 (Delete)
W-1411.4.5 (Delete)
W-1411.4.6 (Delete)
W-1411.4.7 (Delete)
W-1411.4.8 (Delete)
W-1411.4.9 (Delete)
W-1411.4.10 (Delete)
W-1411.4.11 (Delete)
W-1411.4.12 (Delete)
W-1411.4.12.1 (Delete)
W-1411.4.12.2 (Delete)
W-1411.4.13 (Delete)
W-1411.4.14 (Delete)
W-1411.4.15 (Delete)
W-1411.4.16 (Delete)
W-1411.4.17 (Delete)
W-1411.4.18 (Delete)
W-1411.4.18.1 (Delete)
W-1411.4.19 (Delete)
W-1411.4.20 (Delete)
W-1411.4.21 (Delete)
W-1411.4.22 (Delete)
W-1411.5 (Delete)
W-1411.5.1 (Delete)
W-1411.5.2 (Delete)
W-1411.6 (Delete)
W-1411.6.1 (Delete)
W-1411.6.1.1 (Delete)
W-1411.6.1.2 (Delete)
W-1411.6.2 (Delete)
W-1411.6.2.1 (Delete)
W-1411.6.2.2 (Delete)
W-1411.6.2.3 (Delete)
W-1411.6.3 (Delete)
W-1411.6.4 (Delete)
W-1411.6.5 (Delete)
W-1411.6.6 (Delete)
W-1411.6.7 (Delete)
W-1411.6.8 (Delete)
W-1411.6.9 (Delete)
W-1411.6.10 (Delete)
W-1411.6.11 (Delete)
W-1411.6.12 (Delete)
W-1411.6.13 (Delete)
W-1411.6.14 (Delete)
W-1411.6.15 (Delete)
W-1411.6.16 (Delete)
W-1411.6.17 (Delete)
W-1411.6.18 (Delete)
W-1411.6.19 (Delete)
W-1411.6.20 (Delete)
W-1411.6.21 (Delete)
W-1411.6.22 (Delete)
W-1411.6.23 (Delete)
W-1412
W-1412.1 (Delete)
W-1412.2 (Delete)
W-1412.3 (Delete)
W-1412.4 (Delete)
W-1413
W-1414
W-1415
W-1420 (Reserve)
W-1430 (New)
W-1431 (Delete)
W-1432 (Delete) W-1440
W-1510
W-1511
W-1512
W-1512.1 (Delete)
W-1512.1.1 (Delete)
W-1512.2 (Delete)
W-1512.3 (Delete)
W-1512.4 (Delete)
W-1512.4.1 (Delete)
W-1512.4.2 (Delete)
W-1512.5 (Delete)
W-1520
W-1530
General Policy;
General Policy;
Types of Income,
Disability Benefits;
Agent Orange Settlement Payments;
Disability Insurance Benefits;
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Payments;
Worker’s Compensation;
Education and Training;
Educational Assistance;
Job Training;
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA);
Other Job Training and Training Allowances;
Employment and Self-Employment Income;
Children’s Earned Income;
Contractual Earnings: Monthly Budgeting of Contractual Earnings;
Military Pay and Allowances;
Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance (FSSA);
Combat (Hazardous Duty) Payments;
Self-Employment;
Types of Self-Employment Income;
Property Income: Noncommercial Roomer/Boarder Payments;
Wages, Salaries, Commissions and Tips;
Federal Tax Refunds and Earned Income Tax Credits (EIC);
Flexible Fringe Benefits;
Income from Tips;
Vacation Pay;
Temporary Census Income;
Government Payments;
Adoption Assistance;
Crime Victim’s Compensation Payments;
Government Disaster Payments;
Government Housing Assistance;
Transitional Living Allowance;
Reserved for Future Use, National and Community Services Act (NCSA);
Native and Indian Claims;
Nutrition Programs;
One-Time Grandparent Payments;
One-Time Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (OTANF);
Payment to Vietnam Veterans’ Children;
Payments to Vietnam Veterans’ Children Born with Spina Bifida (Public Law 104-204);
Payments to Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Born with Certain Birth Defects (Public Law 106-419);
Payments to Victims of Nazi Persecution;
Payments to World War Filipino Veterans and Spouses;
Relocation Assistance;
Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI);
Supplemental Security Income (SSI);
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
TANF Annual School Subsidy Payment; Unemployment Compensation;
Veterans Benefits;
DFPS Relative Caregiver Reimbursement Program Payments;
Healthy Marriage Development Program Payments;
Income from Property;
Dividends and Royalties;
Payments for Mineral Rights;
Other;
Cash Gifts and Contributions;
Contributions from Noncertified Household Members;
Gifts from Tax-Exempt Organizations;
Child Support;
Counting Child Support;
Lump-Sum Child Support Payments;
Medical Support Payments;
Energy Assistance;
Foster Care and Permanency Care Assistance (PCA) Payments;
In-Kind Income;
Interest;
Loans (Noneducational);
Pensions;
Trust Funds;
Resettlement-Reception and Placement (R&P);
Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA);
Match Grant;
Spousal Diversion and Dependent Allowance;
Welfare-to-work Income;
Alimony (Spousal Support) Received;
Annuity;
Capital Gains;
Housing Allowance;
Life Estate;
Jury Duty Pay;
Court Awards;
Canceled Debt;
MyGoals Payments;
Types of Payments;
Lump-Sum Payments;
Reimbursements;
Third-Party Beneficiary;
Vendor Payments;
Income Limits;
Calculating Household Income;
Determining Countable Income in Special Household Situations;
Adjunctive Eligibility;
Reserve for Future Use;
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Verification;
Income Verification;
Documentation Requirements;
General Policy;
Rules that Apply to Deductions;
Types of Deductions;
Earned Income Deduction;
Work-Related Expense;
Dependent Care Deduction;
Diversions, Alimony and Payments to Dependents Outside the Home;
Child Support Deductions;
Allowable Child Support Deductions;
Budgeting Child Support Deductions;
$75 Disregard Deduction;
Verification Requirements;
Documentation Requirements
Incorporates policy from MEPD and TW Bulletin 21-05, 1. Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver, released on March 9, 2021. (HTW)
W-910
W-911
W-912
W-913
W-914
W-1810
W-1820
W-1910
W-1920
W-2010
W-2020
W-2050
W-2061
W-2070
W-2080
W-2110
W-2111
W-2210
W-2400
W-2410
W-2420
W-2440
General Policy;
Current Medicaid,
Medicare (Part A or B) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Recipients;
Pregnant Women; Third-Party Resources (TPR);
Auto Enrollment into HTW;
General Policy;
Documentation Requirements;
Notice to Applicants;
Eligibility Begin Dates;
Notice of Renewal/Expiration;
How to Process a Renewal;
Renewal Time Frames;
Pending Information;
How to Report a Change;
Changes Received via Telephone;
Appeals Procedures;
Confidentiality;
Applications;
Renewals;
Creating Separate Cases
Incorporates policy from MEPD and TW Bulletin 21-05, 1. Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Medicaid 1115 Demonstration Waiver, released on March 9, 2021. (HTW)

 

Forms

The following forms were revised in the Texas Works Handbook:

Form Title Change
Form H0005 and Instructions Policy Clearance Request Updates instructions to clarify the use of form fields. Added Part VIII to allow for all responses to be captured on the form.
Form H1161 and Instructions Eligibility Case Reading Retires form that is no longer in use.
Form H1173 and Instructions EBT Card Issuance and PIN Self-Selection/Issuance Log Removes reference to PIN selection/issuance and changes form name to “EBT Card Issuance Log.”
Form H1174 and Instructions Inventory of EBT Cards/PIN Packets Removes reference to PIN packets and changes form name to “Inventory of EBT Cards.”
Form H1803 and Instructions Food Stamp Identification Card Retires form that is no longer in use.
Form LSCRS and Instructions Lone Star Card Registration Sticker Retires form that is no longer in use.
Form SCR and Instructions Second Cardholder Form Changes form name to “Secondary Cardholder Request.”

 

Retired Bulletins

The following bulletins are deleted from in the Texas Works Handbook since the information has either been incorporated into the handbook or is no longer necessary:

Release Date Bulletin Number Title
Jan. 6, 2021 21-01 1. COVID-19 Update: Recovery Rebates
2. COVID-19 Update: Federal Pandemic Unemployment (FPUC)
3. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
4. COVID-19 Update: Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)