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55 Pa. Code § 283.4. Assistance status of deceased.

§ 283.4. Assistance status of deceased.

 The deceased individual shall have been a recipient of Cash Assistance—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance (GA), State Blind Pension (SBP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or State Supplementary Payment (SSP)—at the time of death. This includes:

   (1)  An individual who was determined eligible for cash assistance, including SBP, regardless of whether the individual had received a cash assistance benefit.

     (i)   Eligibility for payment begins with the date on which eligibility for cash assistance begins.

     (ii)   Eligibility for payment extends through the period covered by the last cash assistance benefit for which the individual was eligible.

   (2)  A former assistance recipient whose assistance had been discontinued due to hospitalization and who died while hospitalized within 3 months from the date of his admission.

   (3)  A child born dead to an assistance recipient.

   (4)  A child of an assistance recipient who died so soon after birth that assistance could not be authorized.

   (5)  A member of a recipient’s family who formerly received assistance with the family, returned to the residence, was planning to apply for assistance and died before assistance could be authorized.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  283.3 (relating to requirements for payment); and 55 Pa. Code §  1251.21 (relating to scope of benefits for the categorically needy).

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