Eligibility Question Chain of Command
In his or her query to OME, the State Director will
conduct the same analysis as the State ID&R Coordinator and either
make a decision consistent with the laws and regulations; or
send the question to OME.
If forwarding the inquiry/question to OME, the State Director will
review all relevant facts;
estimate the approximate number of children whose eligibility will be affected by the decision;
send the state’s analysis of the question;
write an explanation of why the state believes it has no clear answer;
recommend the ruling that the state believes is appropriate based on its analysis; and
disseminate a response to all state ID&R staff concurrently, after OME makes a determination and relays its decision to the state.
Let participants know they have reviewed some potential red flags to be aware of as they recruit, and they know where they can go when they need further guidance.
Next the participants will practice asking for guidance from their peers or supervisors.