2006 Memorandums
IM-61      06/14/06




Effective July 1, 2006, the maximum cash grant for Supplemental Aid to the Blind (SAB) and Blind Pension (BP) increases to $541.00. A FAMIS mass adjustment is being done on June 17, 2006, for all active EUs with SAB/BP income (income sources AB, F1, BN, and B1).

During the mass adjustment the SAB/BP income is updated in FAMIS. An adjustment of July 2006 Temporary Assistance, food stamp and/or child care benefits is completed based on the new SAB/BP grant amounts.

FAMIS will adjust the SAB/BP amount for July 2006 during the mass adjustment. For cases approved after June 17, 2006, budget the new grant amount for July.

EUs in the Controlled Flow

If an EU with existing SAB/BP income is in the controlled flow, the SAB/BP grant amount is updated during the mass adjustment. The EU remains in the controlled flow, and no action is taken by FAMIS during the mass adjustment.

When completing the controlled flow in FAMIS, review the SAB/BP income and enter the correct amount if it was not adjusted by the mass adjustment. These cases will appear on the error report.

Conflict of Actions

FAMIS adjusts the income on EUs with a pending adverse action at the time of the mass adjustment. This results in a conflict of actions because one adverse action must be completed or voided before another action can be taken. The worker receives the alert “OUTSTANDING ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION”. The conflict must be resolved by the worker.

Access the Action Resolution screen (FM50 or ACTRES) and void the pending adverse action. Refer to the user guide Changing an Adverse Action Status for instructions. After voiding the adverse action, access the Eligibility Determination Resolution screen (FM3Y or EDRES) and run a new eligibility determination. If the action is a benefit reduction or closing, authorize the new adverse action. FAMIS will produce an Adverse Action Notice (FA-510) and take the action when the notice has expired.

Other Actions

Eligibility determinations completed on or before June 17, 2006, should have the current SAB/BP grant amount entered by the worker. The system updates the SAB/BP grant amount during the mass adjustment.

Food Stamp Simplified Reporting EUs

The change in the SAB/BP grant is a change that must be acted upon for simplified reporting EUs for the Food Stamp Program. All disregarded actions during the certification period will be taken if the grant is adjusted during the mass adjustment.

Therefore, simplified reporting EUs with previously disregarded actions (action status DIS) are adjusted using ALL information in the system. If the food stamp benefits for a simplified reporting EU decrease as a result of the cumulative changes, the adjustment is made to decrease the benefits. If there was a previously disregarded Adverse Action to Remove a Person (AARP), the adverse action will be re-generated as a result of the mass adjustment. Do not disregard the action.


An FA-510 Adverse Action Notice will be sent on those food stamp cases with previously disregarded actions that are adjusted during the mass adjustment.

An FA-150 Claimant Action Notice is sent for the following types of cases during the mass adjustment, notifying them of the July 2006 change of benefits:

Error Report

Active SAB/BP grants that are not shown as income in FAMIS prior to the mass adjustment will not be adjusted in FAMIS.

FAMIS will generate reports in the Managed Reporting system listing active EUs that are not adjusted. To review the reports:

Each eligibility specialist must access the report for his/her primary caseload. The error reason is included for each EU member on the report.



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