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OLGT 2018-42: Cross Programs: Suspected Living Above Means (SLAM) Procedural Clarifications: SUA Exclusion


When a household claims expenses that are in excess of its income, the Department considers it a SLAM case. In this circumstance, staff must explore with the household how it is managing its finances by comparing the information the client provides with information known to the Department. If appropriate, additional verification should be requested. 

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