Refugee Cash Assistance Sanction

Created on: 
Nov 08 2019

Revised: May 31, 2022

Online Processing

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What is a Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Sanction?

Clients receiving RCA who do not participate in Refugee Cash Employment and Training requirements are ineligible for cash assistance.  For more information, see the following EAZ Manual sections:

How long is the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) sanction period?

The RCA sanction period is:

  • Three months for the first violation; or
  • Until the end of the client’s RCA twelve month time limit for the second violation.

Online Processing

How do I process a Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) sanction?

To process an RCA sanction, take the following steps:

  1. Go to the Case Actions page. For more information, see How do I access the Case Actions page in ACES 3G?
  2. Click Start Changes in the Change of Circumstances section on the Case Actions page.
  • Benefit Month field - Select the [month and year] from the drop-down list if the sanction is to be entered in a historical month.
  1. Select the Work Registration page on the Navigation tree.
  2. On the Work Registration/Participation page select the Cash (CA) page for the appropriate client.
  3. On the Work Registration/Participation - Cash page, complete the following fields:
  • Participation Status field - Select Refused - Mandatory Participant (RE) from the drop-down list.
  • # Offenses field - Enter [1 or 2] for the first or second offense.
  1. On the Eligibility Details page, verify the following before clicking Confirm Benefits:
  • Financial Responsibility field - CA/MA Sanctioned (DI).
  • Reason field - Refugee work requirements not met (132).
  • Penalty Type field - Mandatory Participant/No Cooperation (J).
NOTE: If there are multiple clients on one Assistance Unit (AU), the sanction clients Financial Responsibility changes to CA/MA Sanctioned; however, the AU remains active.
  1. Click Commit Changes on the Eligibility page.

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