The purpose of this policy bulletin is to inform Job Center and Non Cash Assistance Food Stamp (NCA FS) Center staff about a new Cash Assistance (CA) and Food Stamp (FS) budgeting changes desk guide.
In order to assist staff who must calculate the amount of retroactive CA or FS benefits owed to individuals who incorrectly lost benefits, the Human Resources Administration (HRA) has created a CA/FS budgeting changes desk guide for staff to utilize to ensure accurate calculation of underpayment amounts.
The Cash Assistance (CA) and Food Stamp (FS) Budgeting Changes from 2002 to 2010 form (W-122E) indicates all of the budgeting changes that affect eligibility limits, deductions, disregards, and benefit levels for CA and FS from the year 2002 to the present.
It includes the type of change and the effective date of each change. Staff must start and/or end each budget calculation period with theonset of each change.