340:10-19-3. Eligibility conditions for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Emergency Assistance (TANF-EA)
. The household's income and resources must be evaluated in determining the availability of liquid resources to meet the emergency need. The evaluation must include a determination that:
- (1) other resources are not available through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Social Security Administration, Veterans' Administration, other federal, state, county, city agencies, and community organizations, to meet an acute need; and
- (2) the household does not have sufficient cash resources or insurance to cover loss sustained to the home.
(b) Limitations. Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are not included in the assistance unit. Persons who are residing in an institution are not eligible for TANF-EA.
(c) Capital resources. The liquid and non-liquid resources, exclusive of the home, owned by all non-SSI household members including those members who are not included in the assistance unit, are evaluated in determining availability of resources to meet the emergency need. Resources of an SSI recipient are not considered available to meet the emergency need of the assistance unit. If the total liquid resources exceed the emergency need, the assistance unit is ineligible because an emergency does not exist.
(d) Income. The income of all non-SSI household members including those members who are not included in the assistance unit is evaluated in determining availability of income to meet the emergency need. Income of an SSI recipient is not considered in determining whether an emergency situation exists. Income of household members who are not included in the assistance unit is not included in the monthly income standard test. In order to be eligible for TANF-EA, the income of all non-SSI household members must be unavailable to meet the emergency need.
(e) Age. Only families with a dependent child(ren) under the age of 19 living with the assistance unit are eligible for TANF-EA. An otherwise eligible child(ren) 18 years of age is included in the assistance plan if he or she is a full-time secondary school student or equivalent level of vocational or technical training and is expected to complete school before reaching age 19. If the child(ren) completes school in the month age 19 is attained, the child(ren) is eligible for assistance that month even if the date of completing school is after the child's birthdate. This refers to the "completion of program" of the secondary school, not the formal graduation. Any other child(ren) who is going to be age 18 but is not expected to complete school before turning age 19 is eligible for the month during which age 18 is reached.
(f) Residence. Applicants for TANF-EA must be residing in the State of Oklahoma at the time of request for TANF-EA. There is no durational residence requirement.
(g) Relationship. The child(ren) must either be currently living with or must, within six months preceding the date of the request for assistance, have been living with a relative of the specified degree of relationship. The specified degree of relationship includes persons who are related by blood, marriage, or adoption in accordance with the TANF rules on relationship.
(h) Citizenship and alienage. The TANF rules on citizenship and alienage must be met.