(A) Concurrent receipt of assistance
(1) "Concurrent receipt of assistance" is defined as the receipt of assistance by an assistance group under more than one public assistance money grant in the same month. The receipt of public assistance, from two or more different states, for a duplicate time period, also constitutes concurrent receipt of assistance.
(2) An assistance group member shall not be eligible to receive or have his needs covered by OWF or DA in more than one assistance group or more than one county in any given month. The exception to this provision is the situation involving the removal of a child by the public children services agency, as set forth in section 5107.10 of the Revised Code. In these situations, benefits could be authorized for up to three payment months for the following assistance groups:
(A) The OWF assistance group from which the child(ren) was removed and an OWF assistance group where the child(ren) is placed; or
(B) The OWF assistance group from which the child(ren) was removed and a title IV-E (foster care) assistance group where the child(ren) is placed.
(3) It is not appropriate to determine that an assistance group member is ineligible for inclusion in a new assistance group solely because the assistance group member's needs are still included in a former assistance group. Rather, the CDHS must determine at what point the assistance group member became ineligible for inclusion in the first assistance group. After this determination is made, the CDHS shall determine eligibility and authorize assistance for the new assistance group. The fact that the assistance group member's needs have not been removed from the former assistance group shall not preclude eligibility or delay the beginning date of assistance for the new assistance group.
(4) An individual whose needs are met by the supplemental security income (SSI) program shall not be eligible to have his needs included in an OWF or DA assistance group concurrently.
(5) If the applicant assistance group is receiving or is believed to be receiving cash assistance from another state, the CDHS must determine at what point the assistance group became ineligible for benefits in the former state prior to approving assistance in Ohio. Prior to the approval of assistance, the CDHS must contact the other state to verify when the assistance group became ineligible and the time period for which assistance was last authorized. Contact with the other state may be a telephone call or a written inquiry. In either situation, details of the contact must be carefully documented in the assistance group record.
(6) If an assistance group notifies the CDHS that it is moving to another state and will still be requiring aid, OWF may be authorized out of state for one month when it is verified and documented that no assistance will be issued in the new state of residence for that month.
(B) Concurrent receipt of DA and OWF
(1) An assistance group may receive OWF and DA benefits in the same month, provided that the amount DA received is deducted from the OWF grant amount.
(2) The method for determining the OWF payment is as follows:
Step 1 _________ DA prorated amount for number of days of
Step 2 +_________ OWF prorated amount for number of days of
Step 3 =_________ Total amount of benefits the assistance group was
eligible to receive
Step 4 -_________ DA already issued for the month
Step 5 =_________ Amount of OWF payment due assistance group
(C) Repayment of DA
(1) The amount of OWF used to repay the DA program for the DA provided for the month is determined by subtracting the amount in step (1) of paragraph (B)(2) of this rule from the amount in step (4) of paragraph (B)(2) of this rule.
(2) In situations where there is a separation of the DA assistance group and part of the group is eligible for OWF, the CDHS shall determine the DA that the person was eligible for by taking the DA grant issued and dividing by the number of persons in the DA assistance group. The amount obtained is the DA assistance for one person. The CDHS shall then multiply that figure by the number of the DA assistance group members eligible for OWF.
Eff 5-1-82; 11-1-83
(Temp); 1-1-84; 7-15-84 (Temp); 10-1-84; 8-1-86 (Emer.); 10-3-86; 7-1-90;
10-1-91 (Emer.); 12-20-91; 9-1-94; 10-30-95; 1-1-96; 12-30-97
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule authorized by: RC 5107.05, 5115.05
Rule amplifies: RC 5107.05, 5115.05
REPLACES FORMER RULE 5101:1-25-55.
REVIEW DATE: 12/02/2002