WHAT IS TANF/MOE by bigbro22

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									            MOE FUNDING FOR CHILD
            WELFARE CORE AND CASE
                  SERVICES




Child Welfare Financial
    / Revenue Unit
                             Revenue Sources

        Maintenance of Effort (MOE)     Parental Fees - offset the cost of
        - CW / TANF - state funds       placement dollar for dollar. Counties
                                        also receive parental fees collected
                                        over the amount for the base year of
                                        1991.
Title IV-E - Federal Entitlement
Program - FFP (Federal Financial             Child Support - offset the cost
Participation) - Federal matching            of placement dollar for dollar.
funds -



   SSI Supplemental Security Income -    WRI - Without regard to
   FFP- Federal Entitlement Program      income - no federal match
          WHAT IS CHILD
          WELFARE/MOE
• State funding for Emergency Assistance for
  Child Welfare services.
• Replaced the state categorical federal
  funding Title IV-A Emergency Assistance.
• Requirement under TANF in order to draw
  down Federal TANF dollars.
        WHAT ARE TANF/MOE
        REVENUES USED FOR?
   Child Welfare Core and Case Services
    RMS(Random Moment Sampling)
          And Direct Services
Except for:
•Substance Abuse
•Mental Health Services
•Special Economic Assistance
    MOE ELIGIBILITY
 DETERMINATION PROCESS
• Application is initiated at Assessment stage and completed
  at Case stage.
• If the household is determined to be eligible for MOE, the
  MOE start date must be added on the Trails Entitlement
  screen.
• The MOE start date can be no earlier than the “Date of
  Application” on the MOE eligibility form, and, No earlier
  than the “Without Regard to Income” (WRI) in the
  Entitlement Screen in Trails.
• The county worker also must enter the MOE information
  into CBMS (Colorado Benefits Management System).
 FORMS AND DATA ENTRY
     DOCUMENTS
• Certification of Emergency Assistance
  Maintenance-of-Effort (MOE) Eligibility
  Determination Form.
• Certification for Emergency Assistance
  Redetermination Form.
• Entitlement Screen in Trails.
• CBMS
       BASIC ELIGIBILITY
           CRITERIA
• An emergency exists, defined as; the child
  is at risk of removal from their home into
  publicly funded care or supervision.
• The household income is less than $75,000
  per year.
• The child lives with a parent(s) or other
  specified relative.
  Income Criteria & Verification
• The household income is less than $75,000 per
  year.
• All forms of income are included: Work related
  and entitlements such as SSI and Social Security.
• Sources of verification include TANF/WORKS,
  Food Stamps, Department of Labor and
  Employment, LEAP, SVES - State Verification
  and Exchange System, Federal Entitlements such
  as SSI, SSA, etc.
          ADDITIONAL
     ELIGIBILITY FACTORS
• The child (for which an “emergency” exists) Must
  be a U.S citizen or qualified alien (See Volume III
  3.140.1 CITIZENSHIP AND ALIEN STATUS).
• The family must be residents of Colorado.
• The need for services or assistance must not be the
  result of a family member’s refusal without good
  cause to accept employment or training for
  employment.
    REQUIREMENTS FOR CLAIMING
     EXPENDITURES AS TANF MOE

• State expenditures count as MOE only
  if made to or on behalf of families that:
  – Have a child living with a parent or other
    adult relative and
  – Are needy under the TANF income
    standards established by the State under
    its TANF plan (The family gross annual
    income must be less than $75,000).
TANF MOE APPLICATION

Counties are required to complete the TANF MOE
 Certification for Emergency Assistance form on
           all MOE eligible households.
 The household can only be authorized for MOE
once in a 12 month period. At the end of those 12
 months, a redetermination of eligibility must be
                      made.
          TANF MOE
      REDETERMINATIONS
• The household can only be authorized for
  MOE once in a 12-month period.
• At the end of those 12 months (if the case is
  still open in Trails) a redetermination of
  eligibility must be made.
• To determine if the household remains
  eligible for TANF MOE, the Certification
  of Emergency Assistance Redetermination
  Form should be completed.
        Concurrent Eligibility
• The child can be concurrently eligible for
  MOE, IV-E, and SSI if the eligibility
  criteria is met for all three funding streams.
• A child placed in foster care with a relative
  can meet the MOE and IV-E criteria.
• If the child is disabled the SSI criteria may
  also be met.

								
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