HHS245 W 6 Eligibility Rules
HHS245 W 6 Eligibility Rules
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Date Created: 11/13/15
HHS 245 Checkpoint: Eligibility Rules Create a table comparing and contrasting the eligibility rules of two different agencies that offer the same type of program. Select one government agency and a private agency, or a faithbased agency. Write a brief summary of what you think the key differences are between the eligibility rules of the two agencies. Program Eligibility Requirements Children and Families Eligibility is determined by income levels (depending on household size) as set by the government as well as bills, assets and other (Food Stamp income deemed necessary to determine eligibility. They perform an Program) income test, households have to meet income tests unless all members are receiving TANF, SSI, or in some places general assistance. Women Infant and Children The State agency's income standard states that an applicant’s income level must be between 100 percent of the Federal poverty (WIC Program) guidelines (issued each year by the Department of Health and Human Services), but cannot be more than 185 percent of the Federal poverty Guidelines. The key difference between the eligibility rules for these programs is primarily the information obtained to determine an applicant’s eligibility all together. For the food stamp program the information requirements are extremely strict, if the applicant does not have all the information that is being requested than that applicant will not be eligible for any services. For instance general demographic information is collected as well as employment information, gross monthly income, certain bills the applicant has, assets as well as numerous other pieces of information including child support received as well as information pertaining to the absent parents. The requirements are stiff but well worth it in my own opinion. The requirement for food stamps is somewhat strict when compared to the Women, Infant and Children program (WIC). The WIC program eligibility requirements are a bit more lenient and in fact if an applicant is receiving food stamps or any other government program such as SSI than they are automatically eligible for the WIC program. This program as has what you would call categorical requirements, this means that there are those who are also automatically eligible, they include pregnant women (before, during and postpartum), infants (to age one), and children (to age five), this group does not have to meet income requirements to be eligible but others must have an income at or below the income level set by the agency each year. This is similar to the income levels set by the government for food stamp eligibility.
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