Refugee Program Manual
B. Eligibility Groups
1. Household Group
The household group is the people who live together with or without the benefit
of a dwelling.
2. Filing Group
The filing group consists of only the individuals described in at least one of the following:
- A single adult who has no spouse or child in the household group.
- A legally married couple who are in the same household group and who have no dependent children.
- A TANF filing group (see 461-110-0330) that is ineligible for TANF.
A separate filing group may be formed within a houshold group consisting of only the new refugees if there is at least one adult in the newly formed filing group and at least one of the following is met:
- The new refugee is rejoining a spouse who has been living in the US for more than 8 months and they have no minor children in the household group.
- The new refugee is rejoining a spouse whose income is equal to or over the REF countable income and adjusted income limits and there are no minor children in the household group.
- The new refugee is rejoining a spouse or a parent of a common child in the household group who does not meet the REF program eligibility requirements.
- The previously arrived spouse or parent of a common child is working and their income is equal to or exceeds both the REF and TANF program countable and adjusted income limits.
- Note: Groups with children
under 18 should be referred to Self Sufficiency.
Filing Group; General: 461-110-0310
Filing Group; Specific: 461-110-0430
Requirement to Live With Caretaker: 461-120-0610
3. Financial Group
The financial group consists of all of the people in the filing group except:
- Caretaker relatives who choose not to be included
- People who receive SSI
4. Need Group
The need group consists of the financial group members who meet all nonfinancial
eligibility requirements, except members disqualified for IPV.
5. Benefit Group
The benefit group is the unit of individuals who meet all the program requirements
to qualify and receive benefits.
Benefit Group: 461-110-0750
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