340:10-19-6. Payments for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Emergency Assistance (TANF-EA)
(a) Method of payment. Payment is made in the form of a warrant(s) issued by the Office of Finance. The warrant(s) is made payable to the client in the event that a specific vendor is unknown or if payment is for food and similar items. When the vendor is known, the warrant(s) is made payable to either both client and vendor, such as a landlord, utility company, or vendor only. The two-party warrant(s) is mailed to either the client's or vendor's address, based on which method best meets the emergency need of the family. When more than one vendor is approved, separate warrants are issued with each vendor's name and information. • 1
(b) Amount and period of payment. Payment(s) to meet emergency needs covers a period of no more than 30 days within 12 consecutive months. If one or more payments are authorized, the 30-day period is counted from the day the computer input form is signed authorizing the first payment. If an additional payment is authorized during this 30-day period, a new application is not required. Only one period of approval can be authorized within a 12-month period. The amount of payment is the amount required to meet the emergency need but may not exceed the monthly maximum Emergency Assistance, "Z" payment standard for the number of eligible persons in the family according to DHS Appendix C-1, Schedule of Maximum Income, Resource and Payment Standards, Schedule IX. Applicants and recipients have a right to request and obtain a fair hearing.
If more than one vendor is involved, the social services specialist must update the vendor's name and the amount of the warrant on each input document. Refer to Form PS-2, Case Information, Payments/Services, instructions for specific coding information