Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Assistance Unit

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7.1

POLICY STATEMENT

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An assistance unit is a group of people applying for or receiving Families First benefits. An assistance unit may be referred to as an AU.

 

General principles for assistance units include the following:

 

         All AU members must be technically eligible.

 

         Income and resources of AU members must be counted, unless exempt.

 

         If optional members are included, all of their income/resources are included.

 

         Children must be within the specified degree of relationship to the person requesting assistance.

 

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