Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: REVISING TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE (TA) MANUAL SECTIONS WITH CONSISTENT WORDING TO CLARIFY WHO IS SCREENED FOR DRUG USE
MANUAL REVISION #21
The TA Manual sections 0240.005.00 and 0240.005.25 are updated to clarify that only the TA Head of Households that are age eighteen (18) or older are identified for drug screening and quarterly matches with the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
All sections now use the consistent wording that all applicants or recipients for the payment of Temporary Assistance who are age eighteen (18) or older and are the head-of household complete a screening for illegal use of a controlled substance. This is in line with 13 CSR 4002.410.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.