1135.000.00 Special Application Procedures

1135.010.10 Changes Reported by Eligible Striker Household

IM-97 November 29, 2023; IM-52 May 30, 2013

Determine whether to act on changes based on the following:

  • Income of the striker changes during the strike:
    • Do not change the income of the striker, unless striker benefits are greater than pre-strike earnings.
    • The household does not receive an increased allotment when the striker’s income is reduced because of the strike.
    • Record comments that the striker’s income decreased in the eligibility system.
    • If striker benefits are greater than pre-strike earnings, update the income and authorize the action to reduce benefits.
  • Other changes reported or known to the agency, such as a change in household size or in income from a non-striking member’s employment:
    • Adjust the household’s benefits using normal procedures.
    • Enter the change on the appropriate screens in the eligibility system.
    • Complete an eligibility determination.
    • Authorize the action.

Staff should record a comment or note in the eligibility system regarding all changes reported by the household or known to the agency, i.e. local news report regarding the strike.