Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Rights and Responsibilities

Revised:

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USE OF FAMILIES FIRST CASH PAYMENT (GRANT)

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The Families First cash payment (accessed through the use of an EBT card) is designed to provide a subsistence payment for a dependent child and caretaker in conjunction with other income and support already available to the assistance unit.  It takes into consideration the resources and income conditions existing in each case and is issued in compliance with state rules and regulations.

 

The Department is not at liberty to determine for the recipient what use he/she will make of the Families First benefits.  Staff may counsel with a recipient about the use of his/her benefits but must be careful to avoid activity or instruction that would limit the recipient’s freedom of choice.  However, vendor and protective payments may be made under certain circumstances.

 

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