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Details of Tracking Number  2015-00712

CCR details

Tracking Number 2015-00712
Type of Filing Permanent Rule
Department 500,1008,2500 Department of Human Services
Agency 2506 Food Assistance Program (Volume 4B)
CCR Number 10 CCR 2506-1

Proposed rule

Notice Filed with SOS 10/23/2015
Rule ProposedRuleAttach2015-00712.doc
Statutory Authority 26-1-107; 26-1-109; 26-1-111; 26-2-301, C.R.S. (2015)
Applicable Federal Provisions 7 CFR 273.26-7 CFR 273.32; 7 USC 2011-2036; Pub. Law 113-79, the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill)
Description of Subjects/Issues #15-9-30-1: Implementing Transitional Food Assistance
Purpose/Objective of Rule The purpose of the proposed rule is to implement a Food Assistance federal policy option called Transitional Benefit Alternative (TBA), which is known as Transitional Food Assistance (TFA) in Colorado. The aim of implementing the TFA policy option is to provide stable food benefits to families that receive Food Assistance and Colorado Works basic cash assistance, but become ineligible for Colorado Works cash assistance during the middle of the household’s certification period because the family’s income makes them ineligible. Transitional Food Assistance is meant to help meet a family’s nutritional needs for five months as they transition into self-sufficiency. The household’s Food Assistance allotment will be continued in an amount based on what the household received prior to when the family’s income makes them ineligible for Colorado Works, after accounting for four criteria. If a household feels it is eligible for a higher benefit amount, it can reapply anytime during the five month transitional period. After the end of the five month transitional period, the household must undergo the renewal process to have its eligibility and benefit allotment re-determined based on the household’s most current circumstances.
Regulatory analysis RegulatoryAnalysisAttachment2015-00712.doc
Comments Adopted 12/4/15, eff. 2/1/16. Need AGO by COB 12/22/15 for SoS submittal 12/23/15.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? No
Hearing Date 12/04/2015
Hearing Time 10:00 AM
Hearing Location Colorado Department of Human Services, 1575 Sherman Street, 8th Floor C-Stat Room, Denver, CO 80203
Contact Name Amanda Dyer
Contact Title Food Assistance Program
Contact Telephone 303-866-2538
Contact email amanda.dyer@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02015-00712.DOC
Adopting agency State Board of Human Services: #15-9-30-1 Implementing Transitional Food Assistance
Adopted Date 12/04/2015
AGO requested date 12/10/2015
Attorney General Opinion 12/21/2015
Colorado Register publication date 01/10/2016
Effective Date 02/01/2016
Inserted into CCR 01/29/2016