(This Policy Directive Replaces PD #05-02-ELI)
This policy directive has been revised as follows:
• A paragraph has been added to page 3 of the Policy section,informing Workers that they must explore the use of Emergency Assistance to Needy Families with Children (EAF) before authorizing benefits under Emergency Safety Net Assistance(ESNA).
• A statement has been added to inform staff that households that are converted to Safety Net Assistance (SNA) or Safety Net Non Cash Assistance (SNNC) due to the 60-month time limit on Cash Assistance (CA) are still eligible to receive emergency assistance in the EAF category.
• The Required Action section has been revised to include instructions for processing EAF cases in the Paperless Office System (POS).