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Field Ops Memo 2005-38: Presumptive Eligibility for Emergency Assistance Shelter

Date: 
08/19/2005
Author: 
DTA

As a result of recent legislation, the Department must immediately provide shelter for up to 30 days to families who appear Emergency Assistance (EA) eligible but who need additional time to obtain verifications. This is called “presumptive eligibility.” A presumptively eligible family will be terminated from shelter 30 days from the date of EA application if they have not provided the necessary verifications to determine them EA eligible.

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