IM-46 03/26/03 GENERAL RELIEF GRANT INCREASE
|GENERAL RELIEF GRANT INCREASE|
|Effective April 1, 2003, the maximum General
Relief (GR) cash grant will be increased to $70.00 per month for each eligible
individual retroactive to February 2003. This applies to all cases
receiving a cash grant using GR budgeting criteria, including MA-GR and
MPW-GR cases. Those cases receiving a Supplemental Nursing Care grant
under the GR program are not affected.
State office will adjust the GR grants on all cases approved through March 28, 2003. A notice will be included with their April check informing them of this action and their hearing rights. (Notice Attached)
For cases approved after March 28, 2003, the system will not allow a grant larger than $70.00. Cases approved for January 2003 and prior months may receive up to the $80.00 maximum cash grant per month as a retroactive payment and a maximum grant of $70.00 per month for February 2003 on-going. Individuals that received a $9.00 grant in February or March 2003 will receive a $61.00 retroactive payment for each month they were eligible. The attached notice will also be included with the recipients retroactive payment. On approval letters include a statement that effective February 2003 $70.00 is the maximum grant allowable by state law. This statement could be added in Box 4, other.
Food Stamp Cases
A mass adjustment of Food Stamp cases with
General Relief income will be done April 12, 2003, in Legacy and FAMIS.
The adjustment will be effective for May 2003 increases. Legacy food
stamp cases with General Relief income that are converted to FAMIS after
the General Relief grant adjustment and prior to the food stamp adjustment
may go into the controlled flow. Adjust the General Relief grant
to the correct benefit amount when completing the controlled flow.
More detailed information regarding the food stamp mass adjustment will
be given at a later time.