The below glossary defines commonly used URA terms.
|Term||Definition||Included in URA Calculation?|
|Assignment||An assignment is any transfer of rights to child or medical support to the State of Oklahoma.||N/A|
|Conditionally Assigned||Assigned balances (assigned from 10/01/98-09/30/09) that can only be retained by the State if collected via IRS offset.||N/A|
|TANF (EW C)||Public assistance payments made to families, based on Title IV-A of the Social Security Act. This was previously known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC — otherwise known as welfare).||Yes|
|URA||The balance of: TANF and/or IV-E foster care cash assistance, minus child support payments retained by the State.||N/A|
|$50 Disregards||Through 09/1996, the first $50 of current support collected was issued to CPs each month while they were on TANF.||Yes|
|Escrow Payments||Until the mid-90’s, if a payee’s TANF check was less than the paid support for 3 consecutive months, the amount collected over the expended amount was issued to the CP; in addition the TANF case would close.||Yes|
|Diversion Assistance (EW DA)||A lump sum payment used to divert a payee from receiving ongoing TANF. In exchange, the payee is not eligible for TANF for one year.||No|
|Unemployed Parent (EW CU)||If there is an unemployed or under-employed adult in the home, the household could qualify for this type of payment.||If the NCP is included in the grant, No.
If the adult is not the NCP, Yes.
|Supported Permanency (EW CK)||Benefit paid to guardians who agree to be the permanent home for hard-to-place children (special needs, sibling groups, etc.).||Yes|
|TANF Work Start-Up Payment (EW TE)||$30 payment given to clients at the beginning of the TANF certification process.||No|
|TANF Work Participant Allowances (EW CE)||$13 benefit given to payees for each day they attend school.||No|
|Child Vouchers (V C)||If a current TANF recipient becomes pregnant, the TANF grant is not increased. Instead, the baby is eligible for a temporary voucher (up to 36 months) to help cover the cost of diapers.||Yes|
|Microfiche||TANF benefits prior to 10/1994 are stored on microfiche film. However, requests for copies of microfiche are no longer necessary because they have been added for all applicable cases.||Yes|