It is the right of any individual to apply for assistance, including individuals who are clearly ineligible. Each applicant must complete an application to apply. (13 CSR 40-2.010)
Applicants can apply online, in-person or by completing a paper application. Applicants have the right to appeal any decision made regarding their application.
In order to guarantee these rights, all applicants requesting assistance in a resource center will be asked to sign an IM-1TASF immediately.
Ensure the individual understands that a completed application form or completed telephone interview is required:
- at the time of initial application for Temporary Assistance; and
- upon re-application
NOTE: When a reinvestigation form for Temporary Assistance is received after the 30th day of the month and the case closed due to failure to complete and return a reinvestigation form, accept the reinvestigation form as a new application for benefits. A new TA application is not required. The date of application is the date the completed reinvestigation form is received by FSD.