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Twelve Months

You should assign a twelve-month certification unless:

  • The household includes an able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD) who is not meeting the work requirement or is not exempt
  • All adult household members are elderly or disabled with no earned income

These households are required to complete renewals at six month intervals.  These renewals are in the middle of the certification period – known as mid-certification renewals.  These households are known as semi-annual reporting households.  Make sure to inform clients of the benefit reporting process when completing the interview.

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