STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services
Division of Supportive Living
MEMO SERIES DCFS 99-04/Action
MEMO SERIES DSL 99-02 /Action
March 8, 1999

Re:  SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK
        GRANT - 1999 ELIGIBILITY
        REQUIREMENTS

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs

From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Division of Children and Family Services

Sinikka McCabe
Administrator
Division of Supportive Living

This memo states the eligibility categories and standards for the 1999 Social Services Block Grant.

The eligibility categories are:

  1. Recipients of Medical Assistance.

  2. Families are income eligible for child care if their gross income is equal to or less than 165 percent of poverty, and will continue to be eligible up to 200 percent of poverty after initial eligibility at 165 percent of poverty. They must also meet the W-2 asset standard and cooperate with child support determination.

To determine child care eligibility for foster and court-ordered kinship care children, the income and asset amounts of the children’s natural parent(s) must be determined. Natural parents are defined as the biological or adoptive parents of the children. The natural parent(s) must meet the $2,500 asset limit, the $10,000 vehicle exemption, and must have income at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Limit (FPL).

  1. The income eligibility standard for all Social Services Block Grant services has been revised (Attachment A) to reflect the estimated 1999 median income for Wisconsin as published in the Federal Register.

  2. Counties shall continue to provide services funded by the Social Service Block Grant to "qualified aliens" ,as defined by Section 402(b) of the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act."

All other requirements stated in DCFS Numbered Memo 98-01 and DSL Numbered Memo 98-01 still apply.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT: Area Administrators

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Paul Minkus
DCFS
(608) 266-8420

Attachments

cc County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
    Services Directors
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators

 


Attachment A

STATE INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR SSBG SERVICES

1999 Income Eligibility Schedule for All Social Services

 

FAMILY SIZE

YEARLY

MONTHLY

1

$20,665

$1,722

2

27,023

2,252

3

33,381

2,782

4

39,740

3,312

5

46,098

3,841

6

52,456

4,371

7

53,648

4,471

8

54,841

4,570

9

56,033

4,669

10

57,225

4,769

Gross monthly family income is defined as: money, wages or salary, net income from farm or non-farm self-employment, social security, dividends, interest (on savings or bonds), income from estates or trusts net rental income, royalties, public assistance or welfare payments, pensions and annuities, unemployment compensation, workers compensation, alimony, child support, and veterans' pensions. Funds or benefits not specified here are excluded from consideration as income. During service intake, persons need only declare their gross family income.


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