10A NCAC 71W .0704      BENEFIT LEVELS

(a)  Cash assistance:

(1)           The maximum cash assistance benefit per household is three hundred dollars ($300) during 30 consecutive days.  Assistance cannot be received again within a 12 consecutive month period.

(2)           When the agency purchases in-kind goods or contracts for the purchase of services to alleviate or to prevent destitution of the family, the value of the in-kind goods or contracted services purchased with the cash assistance must be established and considered when authorizing the benefit level.

(A)          For in-kind goods, the value shall be the actual purchase price of the goods.

(B)          For contracted services, the provider shall submit to the agency a written statement of the value of the service purchased with the cash assistance.

(b)  Services:

(1)           There is no maximum benefit level for services but the family must need the services to alleviate the identified emergency.

(2)           Services must be authorized within a single 30 day period no less than 12 months after the beginning of the family's last EA authorization period and are limited to a maximum duration of 364 days.

 

History Note:        Filed as a Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 1995 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Filed as a Temporary Amendment Eff. November 7, 1994 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Filed as a Temporary Rule Eff. November 1, 1986 for a period of 62 days to expire on January 1, 1987;

Authority G.S. 108A-39.1; 143B-153; 45 C.F.R. 233.120;

Eff. January 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1995; June 1, 1990; August 1, 1988.