AFDC-MA is the category of Medicaid that is based on rules for the Aid to Families with Dependant Children Program (AFDC) that were in effect on July 16, 1996.
Agency Preventable Error (APE) is defined as an error in calculation in issuance of FoodShare which the IM agency could have prevented through the correct application of the Department's policies and procedures in effect and disseminated in Administrator's Memos, Operations Memos, handbook or manuals. The case file may be paper or electronic and includes, but is not limited to, information in CARES, KIDS, data exchanges and interfaces accessible at the time the determination was made.
Combined Application Form
Client Assistance for Re-employment & Economic Support
The MA cascade is the hierarchy of eligibility.
Cost of Living Adjustment
Community Options Program
Term formerly use to refer to any coupon, stamp, access device authorization card, cash or check, including as electronic benefit transfer card or personal identification card or type of certification provided under 7 CFR 271, subchapter C, for the purchase of eligible food. Currently, the EBT card or Quest card is the only vehicle for transacting food purchases.
Disabled Adult Child
Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
The state agency responsible for the administration of all W2 and Child Care programs. By MOU, this agency authorizes DHFS to administer the statewide fraud prevention and fraud investigation program required for the W2 and Child Care programs.
The Division of Hearings and Appeals
Department of Health Services
The acronym for Electronic Benefit Transfer, that is an electronic system that allows a recipient online access to their food stamp benefits through the use of a point of sale (POS) device at an FNS authorized retailer, thereby authorizing the electronic payment of federal funds to the retailer to settle the approved purchase of eligible food items. (In Wisconsin EBT food stamp benefits are administered through the QUEST card.).
Economic Support (ES)
The term used in reference to the public assistance programs found in subchapter III of Chapter 49 [Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medical Assistance (MA) and FoodShare (FS) programs]. This term replaces \"income maintenance\" references in these public assistance programs
Economic support worker/specialist (ESS)
A person employed by a county, a governing body of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or a Wisconsin works agency whose duties include determinations or re-determinations of income maintenance program eligibility.
Financial and Employment Planner (FEP)
The FEP is a case manager employed or contracted for a W-2 agency who provides: (1) eligibility determination, job readiness screening, employability planning; (2) financial and employment case management services; and (3) makes referral to other public or private assistance programs or resources.
Anyone who, with knowledge and purpose makes false statements, suppresses facts, or gives information which misrepresents true circumstances in order to become eligible or remain eligible for benefits under Chapter 49, Wis. Stats., commits fraud. These actions are the basis for intentional program violations (IPV). A misrepresentation with intent to defraud may exist when an individual reports being unemployed during a period of time an employer reported earnings for that individual. A misstatement due to an individual's misunderstanding on what constitutes income may not be considered fraud. Negotiation of a check received in payment of benefits by a recipient after a change of facts that causes ineligibility is prima facie evidence of fraud.
Fraud Investigative Referral
A formal request issued through a fraud referral document from the BVIR and BVIT screens on CARES with supporting documentation in accordance with DWD and DHFS requirements. A fraud referral is issued by a W-2 agency, county and tribal agency or the Department of Health and Family Services to the investigative service provider. A fraud referral directs the service provider to conduct an investigation where there is documented information to suspect that a violation in the economic support or works program administered by the DWD and/or DHFS occurred contrary to Chapter 49. A clear statement of the possible/potential violation must be included in the request to allow the investigator to conduct fact finding to verify the allegation or determine willful intent to defraud.
Intermediate Care Facility
Institute for Mental Disease
Income is anything you receive in cash or in kind that you can use to meet your needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
Intentional Program Violation (IPV)
a. Under W-2 [§49.151(2)], if a court finds or it is determined after an administrative hearing that a member of a W-2 group applying for or receiving benefits under §49.141 to §49.161, has, for the purpose of establishing or maintaining eligibility for those benefits, intentionally violated on 3 separate occasions any provision in §49.141 to §49.161 or any rule promulgated under those sections, the W-2A may permanently deny W-2 benefits to that person. b.FoodShare Program [7 CFR 273.16 (c)]. (1) Made a false or misleading statement or misrepresented, concealed or withheld facts, or (2) committed any act that constitutes a violation of the Food Stamp Act, the Food Stamp Program Regulations, or any State statute relating to the use, presentation, transfer, acquisition, receipt, or possession of food stamp coupons or (EBT) QUEST CARDS.
Liquid assets are defined as cash or assets which can readily be converted to cash. Examples include: bank accounts (savings or checking); postal savings; credit union or building and loan shares; contents of safe deposit boxes; savings bonds; stocks and other securities; promissory notes and mortgages which are payable to the applicant/recipient and negotiable; etc.
The Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) offers people with disabilities who are working or interested in working the opportunity to obtain health care coverage through the Wisconsin Medicaid Program.
Non-legally responsible relative (NLRR)
A non-legally responsible relative (NLRR) caretaker is a caretaker who has no legal responsibility for the minor or 18 year-old under his/her care.
QUEST is Wisconsin's name for it's EBT card. (See EBT).
Social Security Administration
Supplemental Security Income. This is a needs-tested program administered by SSA providing benefits to persons who are blind, disabled, or elderly (65 or more years old).
[7 CFR 271.2] The buying or selling of EBT cards or other benefit instruments for cash or considerations other than eligible food
A tribal governing body under contract with DHFS to administer the economic support programs under Chapter 49 A tribal governing body under contract with DHFS to administer the economic support programs under Chapter 49