Because funding for TANF comes partially from Federal block grants, TFA payments are
considered income based on need. The individual’s share of a TFA grant is counted
dollar for dollar against SSI. Verify this amount with the DSS, as required in SI 00830.403.
Use SSA Access to State Records Online (SASRO) to verify an individual’s receipt of
TFA in Connecticut. (See Section E below.) The DSS Eligibility Management System (EMS)
gives the names of the individuals on the grant and the family grant amount. When
the family grant amount agrees with one of the payment standards in the chart shown
in Section F below, use the chart to derive the individual’s share for each month
of SSI eligibility.
In MSSICS cases, document online verification on the IADC and ASSOCIATED REMARKS screens.
When MSSICS cannot be used, document the EVID screen in Shared Processes. Record the
the name of the agency (DSS) whose records were accessed,
the system (EMS) used for access,
the family grant amount and number on the grant for each month of SSI eligibility,
the EMS screens where this information was located.
NOTE: Use the EVID screen or the DROC screen (and lock it) in post-eligibility situations.
Do not use the FILE DOCUMENTATION REMARKS of the ASSOCIATED REMARKS SCREEN (for the
IADC screen) when documenting TANF in a post-eligibility situation. The screen must
lock in order for the documentation to be acceptable. The FILE DOCUMENTATION REMARKS
of the ASSOCIATED REMARKS SCREEN only locks for information posted at the time of
Click the following links for examples on documenting TFA and coding the appropriate
screens. They are located in the TANF Guide for Connecticut in the SSI Subject Index
Example 1 - Verification and Documentation of TFA Grant for SSI Applicant - MSSICS Case
Example 2 - Verification and Documentation of TFA Grant for SSI Applicant - Non-MSSICS Case
If the family grant amount is not one of those shown in the chart, or if SASRO shows
that the SSI recipient is a cap child, contact the DSS servicing office directly.
Ask the agency for:
the amount of the TFA grant paid to the family for each month of SSI eligibility and
the amount the grant would be for each of those months without the SSI applicant.
Obtain this information orally. Document the grant amounts, along with the agency
name, the date of contact, and the name and phone number of the individual contacted.
For MSSICS cases, use the IADC and ASSOCIATED REMARKS screens. For non-MSSICS cases,
use the EVID screen and input the individual’s share as type “F” income in the UM
field per SM 01005.180-SM 01005.185.