Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Application Process

Revised:

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APPLYING FOR FAMILIES FIRST AND APPEARING POTENTIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR SSI

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When the parent or other caretaker relative who is making application for Families First appears to be potentially eligible for SSI, the applicant will be asked whether application for SSI has been made.  If application has not been made, a brief explanation of the program will be provided to the applicant.

 

The parent will be included in the AU and, if he/she chooses to apply for SSI and becomes eligible, he/she will be removed from the AU at the time eligibility for SSI is attained.

 

If the parent or other caretaker wishes to relinquish SSI and be included in the Families First AU, the caseworker will explain the differences in benefits. If the individual chooses to be in the Families First budget, the caseworker will ask the individual to talk to a Social Security Office representative.  When the SDX verifies that the individual no longer receives SSI, the individual may be added to the Families First AU.

 

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