Once intent is established, accept the student's statement of the date when his/her
intent changed unless there is a prior notice or other evidence to the contrary.
If the student does not provide the date his/her intent changed, the change of intent
will be determined to be the earlier of:
The date SSA is notified of the change; or
The date of the new school year.
Deem a student, who intended to resume FTA timely at an EI but did not do so, to be
in FTA throughout the month in which he/she changed his/her intent. However, do not
entitle the student for more than 4 calendar months following the last month he/she
was in actual FTA.
EXAMPLE 1: Carol was last in FTA on May 25 and stated she intended to resume FTA on October
4. She did not resume FTA on October 4 and did not notify us until October 10. She
may be paid benefits for June through September on the assumption she changed her
intent on October 4 the day she intended to resume FTA. She cannot be entitled for
October since this is the fifth month following the last month she was in FTA.
If entitlement is terminated and Carol later resumes FTA, deem her to be in FTA for
the entire period of nonattendance if the period of nonattendance does not exceed
4 calendar months.
EXAMPLE 2: Carol was last in FTA in May and did not intend to return to school. Her benefits
terminate in June. On October 10, she notifies us that she returned to FTA on October
4. Benefits can be paid for June, July, August, and September since the period of
nonattendance did not exceed 4 calendar months.
However, if Carol does not return to school until November 10, the period of nonattendance
exceeds 4 calendar months and she can only be re-entitled beginning with November,
the first month of FTA.