Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: REGINALD E. McELHANNON, INTERIM DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: REMOVAL OF AUTOMATIC HEARING REQUIREMENTS FOR TANF DRUG TESTING
MANUAL REVISION #80
The purpose of this memorandum is to notify staff that manual section 0240.025.10 is revised. This part of the manual now reflects removal of the automatic hearing requirement related to drug testing for Temporary Assistance (TA) cases. Senate Bill (SB) 680 passed during the 2014 legislative session removed the automated hearing requirement. The regulation changing the hearing requirements, 13 CSR 40-2.440, became effective April 30, 2015.
Hearing rights and due process are always offered to the client. When a hearing is requested prior to the expiration of the Adverse Action Notice (FA-510) and the participant requests to continue receiving benefits at the same level, staff are required to put the participant’s TA case in ‘HOLD’ status on the Action Resolution (ACTRES/FM50) screen. FAMIS processes the participant’s disqualification if the case isn’t put in ‘HOLD’ status. Refer to Email Memorandum #41 dated March 23, 2015 for hearing procedures.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.