Web-Based Benefit Access Tools: Mitigating Barriers for Special Needs Populations. Endnotes

11/01/2012

[1] Screening and online application functionalities are available for SNAP, Medicaid, and TANF. Online recertification and quarterly reporting are available only for SNAP at this time. The CalWIN consortium is planning to implement online redetermination and periodic reporting for TANF and Medicaid by first quarter 2012.

[2] No more than nine people were asked the same questions.

[3] In March of 2003 the Immigration and Naturalization Service was transferred to the newly created U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its name was changed to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

[4] For more information on restrictions that may apply, see the MythBuster series at the Federal Reentry Council page of the National Reentry Resource Center website: http://NationalReentryResourceCenter.org/reentry-council. Accessed December 21, 2012.

[5] Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. "Volume 1, The Case for Benefit Assistance as Part of Re-Entry Programming." LIFELINES: Linking to Federal Benefits for People Exiting Corrections. Washington, DC, 2009. Also see volumes 2 and 3 of that same series.

[6] Between FYs 2008-09 and FYS 2012-13 student financial aid rose from $18.3 billion to $36 billion and the number of recipients increased from 6.1 million to 9.6 million. The maximum amount available for each grant in FYs 2010-2012 was $5,550. (Department of Education, Student Financial Assistance Request, FY 2012 Budget Request. Document accessed at http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/budget12/justifications/p-sfa.pdf)

[7] Cost of attending includes the sum of tuition and fees; an allowance for books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses; and an allowance for room and board.

[8] Principals of the DB101 Core Team are ECONorthwest, Eightfold Way Consultants, and the World Institute on Disability.

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