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 their current medical assistance card in their possession, ask
to see it and make a copy (or certification) for the file. Use the card to determine
the number of persons included in the grant. The medical card case number will display
the following: xxxxxxxxxx 10 digit #/MA C/seq #. The program alpha code "C" reflects
an AFDC grant. The program alpha code on the medical card must reflect a "C" in order
to support the applicant's allegations of receipt of AFDC. If this alpha code does
not appear, or if the claimant does not have their 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 size.
1. Allegations Match 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.11.) 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 .
The Ohio Department of Human Service pays a flat grant amount regardless of grant
composition. The AFDC grant does not differentiate between children on the grant and
parent(s) on the grant. A grant amount for three could be for children and adults
or for children only. The money amount of the grant will be the same. In determining
the AFDC income of the SSI applicant, take the grant amount with the applicant removed
and subtract it from the AFDC grant amount as if the applicant was still included.
For example, if an assistance group currently includes one parent and two children,
the current grant amount would be the payment standard for three. If the applicant
is removed, the assistance group becomes two and the grant amount, the payment standard
for two. The AFDC income of the applicant would be the difference between the two
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.