Temporary Assistance/Case Management

0205.050.25.15 Unemployment Compensation Benefits

IM-#154 November 21, 2002

All applicants for Temporary Assistance two parent household must apply for and accept any UC benefits to which they are entitled if they were covered by unemployment insurance and have not exhausted unemployment insurance benefits.  Count any UC benefits received as income on the Temporary Assistance family’s budget.  The Temporary Assistance family may receive both UC and Temporary Assistance as long as the budget shows need and all other eligibility factors are met.  If a Temporary Assistance parent, in a two parent family, refuses to apply for or accept UC benefits to which he/she is entitled, the entire family is ineligible for Temporary Assistance benefits.