A. The last guideline goes into impact on Oct. 15, 2019, and can simply be placed on applications and petitions postmarked (or, if relevant, presented electronically) on or after Oct. 15, 2019. Applications and petitions postmarked (or, if relevant, submitted electronically) before Oct. 15, 2019, will likely to be adjudicated beneath the previous policy, the 1999 Interim Field Guidance. In addition, whether or not the application or petition had been filed prior to, on, or following the effective date, DHS will likely not consider receipt of public advantages excluded from consideration underneath the 1999 Interim Field Guidance (as an example, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP and Medicaid) unless such advantages are gotten on or after Oct. 15, 2019.
For general public advantages which were considered beneath the 1999 Interim Field Guidance (for instance, Supplemental safety Income SSI, General Assistance or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families TANF) or institutionalization for long-lasting care, DHS will think about the receipt of the benefits before Oct. 15, 2019 as being a negative element in the totality associated with the applicant’s circumstances but will maybe not think about such receipt a heavily weighted negative element, no matter what the period of previous receipt.