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340:10-3-2. General provisions regarding resources

Revised 9-15-20

(a) The value of each countable resource available to the assistance unit must be evaluated and verified at application and renewal.Refer to Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) Appendix C-1, Maximum Income, Resource, and Payment Standards, Schedule IX.C regarding the maximum resource standard.

(b) Only available resources the client or another assistance unit member owns, wholly or in part, are considered.When an adult or child receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), his or her resources are not considered in determining Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligibility. • 1

(c) The assistance unit is ineligible for TANF for any month its resources exceed the maximum resource standard, per DHS Appendix C-1, Schedule IX.C.When the assistance unit's resources exceed the resource standard, the worker closes the TANF cash assistance for the next advance notice effective date, per DHS Appendix B-2, Deadlines for Case Actions.

(d) The client may change the form of resources as long as the resources are not in excess of the maximum resource standard, per DHS Appendix C-1, Schedule IX.C.

(e) In determining eligibility based on resources, only resources available for current use or resources that the client has the legal ability to convert to cash for current use with no legal impediment involved are considered as countable resources.  • 2

(f) A resource is considered unavailable when there is a legal impediment to overcome.When there is a legal impediment, the client must agree to pursue all reasonable steps to overcome the impediment and initiate legal action within 30-calendar days.While the legal action is in process, the resource is considered unavailable.When the cost of making a resource available exceeds the gain, the client is not required to pursue action to make it available.  • 3

Revised 9-15-20

1.Refer to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:10-3-57(b).

2.Examples of legal impediments include, but are not limited to, clearing an estate, probate, partition to sell, or appointment of a legal guardian.

3.The worker must document how he or she determined the availability or unavailability of resources in Family Assistance/Client Services case notes.

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