Section 830 - Allotments for Households Residing in Centers
Q. Can the section on allotments for households living in centers
also be applied to group living situations?
A. No. Just addict and alcoholic centers.
Q. Is the State or the center responsible for giving the partial allotment
to addicts and alcoholics?
A. The language says the State agency may provide an allotment for the
individual to (A) the center and (B) the individual, if the individual
leaves the center. The provision is optional, but the language indicates
that the State must provide partial months allotments for residents of
Q. Will the provision allowing States to give partial allotment for
households in centers change the current regulations to allow such residents
to name the shelter as the authorized representative?
A. There will be no change if the State does not opt to issue the allotment
in two monthly installments. If the State chooses to do so, the State
"may" require the household to designate the center as the authorized
representative. In the latter situation, the State could allow applicants
to apply on their own behalf or designate someone else. (In the past centers
have objected to giving recovering addicts and alcoholics benefits that
can be traded for drugs.)
Q. Would a State that elects to issue 2 allotments have to do so routinely
since it will usually not know in advance when a person is going to leave
the treatment center?
A. We will either address this in the regulations or allow State flexibility
in this area. In the interim, States may use their discretion.
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