IMS: FSCALC

The FSCALC transaction in IMS

This transaction allows for the computation of SNAP benefits or over-issuance by completing the required data elements. This transaction will NOT issue a benefit.IMS Reflection Workspace window, the open tab is titled, "DSD Mainframe_2."

 

Follow these steps for the FSCALC transaction:

  1. In IMS, type FSCALC and press enter
  2. CASE #: Enter the Case Number
  3. Tab to WORKER field: Enter the worker’s User ID
  4. Tab to SUPERVISOR field: Enter the worker’s User ID
  5. Tab to TYPE ISSUE field:
    • B = Benefit
    • O = Amount Difference (Use only for Overpayments)
  6. FOR DATE:
    • Enter For Date in MMDDYY format

    If the “for date” is the 31st day of the month, you must change it to the 30th for the FSCALC to work correctly. EX: 053120 would be changed to 053020.

  7. DATE DISCOVERED: (Use only for Overpayments).
  8. EARNED INCOME TIMELY REPORTED (Use only for Overpayments).
  9. CORRECT HOUSEHOLD TYPE:
    • “NAP” = Non-Assistance Payments Households.
    • “SAP” = Simplified SNAP Eligible Households

    NAP households are all other households that do not fall under the SAP household definition.

    SAP households: all members receive a DHS Money Payment (TANF or SSP) & at least one member receives a TANF payment.

  10. Number of Household Members
    • NO. CHILD: Enter number of children in household as a 2 digit number. For example, if there are three children in the household, 03 is entered.
    • NO. Adults: Enter the number of adults in the household as a 2 digit number.
  11. Income:
    • SELF-EMP. INCOME: Enter the monthly amount of self-employment income as a 4 digit number. For example, if there is $546 of self-employment income, enter 0546.
    • BUS EXPENSE: Enter the amount of business expenses as a 4 digit number.
    • EARNED INCOME: Enter the monthly amount of earned income as a 4 digit number.
    • UNEARNED INCOME: Enter the monthly amount of unearned income as a 4 digit number.
  12. ELDERLY/DISABLED INDICATOR (C20):
    • A = All members are aged or disabled
    • S = Some members are aged or disabled
    • E = All Adult members are aged or disabled, and there is one or more minor(s) who is not disabled.
    • N = No members are aged or disabled
  13. MED EXP: Enter monthly amount of medical expenses of all household members that are determined disabled or are 60 years of age or older. 4 digit field
  14. DEPENDT CARE: Enter monthly amount of dependent care deduction for household. 4 digit field
  15. CHILD SUP DED: Enter month amount of child support deduction for household. 4 digit field
  16. UTILITY INDICATOR (C59):
    • N = No Utility Expense
    • T = Telephone Standard (TUA)
    • B=Basic Utility Allowance
    • S = Standard Utility Allowance (SUA)
  17. UTILITY COST (C60):
    Utility Cost will automatically calculate based on Utility Indicator entered.
  18. HOMELESS SHELTER COST (C61):
    Enter homeless shelter cost if declared by client. 4 digit field
  19. SHELTER COST (C54):
    Enter monthly shelter cost for household. 4 digit field
  20. CATELIG: This is to indicate whether the household is categorically eligible for SNAP.
    A household is categorically eligible for SNAP if:

    • All household members receive or are authorized to receive TANF cash assistance or a combination of SSI and TANF case assistance;
    • All household members receive or are authorized to receive SSI;

    Change the Indicator to Y, if the household is categorically eligible for SNAP.

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