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How to determine if a client should have an MCR?
To determine whether a household has a MCR, you must determine the household type. There are instructions in the Handbook here and in Quest here.  Unless the household is a change reporting household (which is a small percentage of certified households), the household has a mid-certification renewal. It is due at 6 months for semi-annual reporters or at 12 months for annual reporters.
Change reporting households are households not approved for a 12 or 24 month certification period. 
This includes households approved for:

  • expedited services for one or two months only because the interview and/or verification was postponed or

  • a three or four month certification period because the household contains one or more able-bodied adult without dependents that are not exempt from or participating in work requirements.

Change reporting households also include migrant farm laborer households not approved for a 12 month certification period.

Policy on this topic is located at 340:50-9-5.

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