The method outlined in this section can be used when it has been determined that the
grant amounts needed to determine the claimant's AFDC income are not readily available.
If the claimant has a current medical assistance card in their possession, ask them
if you can make a copy (or certification) for the file. Use the card to determine
the number of persons included in the grant. The number on the medical card must begin
with "04" or "06" in order to support the applicant's allegations of receipt of AFDC.
If one of these numbers does not appear, or if the claimant does not have a current
medical card in their possession, follow B.2. (below) in verifying AFDC.
Obtain and document the applicant's allegation of the current AFDC payment amount,
and the number of children and adults on the grant. Ascertain whether there are any
recent additions to the family household. If not, compare the alleged amount and family
size with the appropriate county chart (Exhibit II).
1. Allegations Match the Chart
If the claimant's allegations of family size and AFDC payment amount match the appropriate
chart amounts, take the difference between the grant amount for that family size and
the grant amount with the SSI applicant removed. (If more than one person is applying
for SSI, see SI 00830.400D.) The amount determined by this method is unearned income for the SSI applicant. Document
the file with a separate Report of Contact (RC) showing the computation. Verification
may be done postadjudicatively .
Caution be exercised in using the proper columns of the chart for the grant amount
with the SSI applicant removed. For example, if a Group I grant currently includes
one caretaker adult and two children, the current grant amount is taken from the column
headed "caretaker relative(s) and child(ren)." If the caretaker relative applies for
SSI, the grant amount with the SSI applicant removed will be obtained from the "child(ren)
2. Allegations Do Not Match the Chart
If the applicant's allegations of family size and AFDC payment amount do not agree
with the chart, the SSI applicant's share of the AFDC grant must be verified with
the paying agency prior to adjudication.