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2.10.8  CMC Time Limits

2.10.8.1 CMC Participant Time Limit Extensions

 

The CMC placement is for eligible parents with newborns. (See 7.4.5) Whether an individual’s time in a CMC placement counts against a 24-month placement time limit or the 60-month state lifetime limit is determined by when the individual was first determined eligible for AFDC or a TEMP, CSJ, or W-2 T placement. The 60-month federal lifetime limit is determined by whether the payment received while in the CMC placement is considered ongoing cash assistance.

60-Month Federal Lifetime Limit

CMC placement months count toward the 60-month federal lifetime limit ONLY when the payment is considered ongoing cash assistance. The CMC payment is considered ongoing cash assistance when there is a W-2 T or CSJ placement immediately preceding the CMC placement.

CMC placement months do NOT count toward the federal lifetime limit when:

 

Example 1:  Lanye was in a W-2 T placement for nine months and had a baby. She is moved directly into the CMC placement. Because she moved directly from a W-2 T placement to a CMC placement, the CMC months will count against the 60-month federal lifetime limit. Since Lanye had the baby less than 10 months after she was first determined eligible for the W-2 T placement, the CMC months will not count towards her 60-month state lifetime limit.

 

Example 2:  Renee has never received W-2 or AFDC in the past. Renee applied for W-2 and was placed in an ARP placement. When Renee had her baby, she moved to a CMC placement. Because Renee has never been determined eligible for AFDC or a TEMP, CSJ, or W-2 T placement, the CMC months will not count toward the 60-month federal lifetime limit.

 

60-Month State Lifetime Limit

CMC placement months count toward the 60-month state lifetime limit ONLY if the child is born more than 10 months (304 days) after the date the individual is first determined eligible for AFDC or a TEMP, CSJ, or W-2 T placement. The 304 day period must be counted from the first W-2 Employment Position placement begin date.

CMC placement months do NOT count toward the 60-month state lifetime limit when:

 

Example 1: Rochelle has been in a W-2 T placement for the past 24 months and had a baby. She is moved directly into the CMC placement. Because it has been more than 10 months since she was first found eligible for the W-2 T placement, the CMC months will count against the 60-month state lifetime limit.

 

Example 2: Julie, a former W-2 participant, has a child, applies for W-2, and is found eligible for CMC. She was first determined eligible for a CSJ in March 2008. Therefore, the months in CMC will count against the 60-month state lifetime limit because her baby was born more than 10 months after she was determined eligible for a CSJ.

 

24-Month Placement Time Limit

CMC placement months count toward a 24-month placement time limit ONLY if the child is born more than 10 months (304 days) after the date the individual is first determined eligible for AFDC or a TEMP, CSJ, or W-2 T placement AND the participant moved directly into a CMC from a TEMP, W-2 T, or CSJ placement. The 304 day period must be counted from the first employment position placement begin date.

Months will count against the 24-month placement time limit of the employment position placement from which he or she moved. The participant will be in a CMC placement, but the 24-month placement time limit months used will reflect their previous employment position.

Example 1: Matilda has been in a CSJ placement for the past 24 months and had a baby. She is moved directly from the CSJ placement to the CMC placement. Because she moved directly from a paid employment position placement to a CMC placement, the CMC months will count toward the CSJ 24-month placement time limit.

 

Example 2: Latashia was in a CSJ placement from April 2013 to December 2015, when she left the W-2 program. She applies for W-2 in March 2017 and is placed directly in a CMC placement. Because she did not move from a TEMP, W-2 T, or CSJ placement to the CMC placement, the CMC months will not count toward a 24-month placement time limit.

 

2.10.8.1 CMC Participant Time Limit Extensions

CMC participants are automatically eligible for 24-month placement time limit and 60-month state lifetime limit extensions. The FEP must enter a time limit extension covering the time until the child turns 8 weeks of age. The FEP must then review the CMC case prior to the end of the 8 week CMC time period to determine if the CMC participant wants and is eligible for continued W-2 services. If the person wants cash assistance or other W-2 services beyond when the child turns 8 weeks of age, the FEP would have to follow normal eligibility determination policies, including time limit extension eligibility, if necessary.

 

 

 

Page Last Updated:  08/07/17
Policy Effective Date:  08/07/17