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Field Ops Memo 2010-53: EAEDC: New Interim Assistance Reimbursement Agreement and New Authorization for Reimbursement of Interim


Effective November 20, 2010, DTA and the Social Security Administration (SSA) will implement a new interim assistance reimbursement agreement. As with the old agreement, SSA will reimburse DTA for some or all of EAEDC benefits paid to a client while SSA determines if the individual is eligible for SSI benefits.

As a condition of EAEDC eligibility, the client must sign an authorization form allowing SSA to reimburse DTA for the EAEDC assistance paid. Under the terms of the new agreement, if the client becomes SSI eligible, SSA will determine the amount owed to DTA from the individual’s retroactive SSI benefits and send that amount to DTA.

A new client authorization form, the Authorization for Reimbursement of Interim Assistance (AP-SSI-IAR), (Attachment A) has been jointly created by representatives from DTA and SSA to be used for the new interim assistance reimbursement agreement. This single form replaces the two authorization reimbursement forms under the previous interim assistance reimbursement agreement.

TAOs will receive a supply of the AP-SSI-IAR form, in English and Spanish, prior to November 20, 2010. TAOs may reorder the forms from Schraffts as needed.

Purpose of Memo
This Operations Memo:

  • introduces the Authorization for Reimbursement of Interim Assistance (AP-SSI-IAR) form;
  • explains the AP-SSI-IAR form as it applies to initial SSI claims and SSI posteligibility cases (suspended or terminated SSI cases); and
  • describes case managers’ responsibilities for processing the AP-SSI-IAR form.
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