Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0205.050.15.15 Return of Absent Parent

IM-154 November 21, 2002; IM-76 May 11, 2000

  1. Inform each family at the initial interview that if the absent parent returns Temporary Assistance eligibility continues to exists if one of the parents is incapacitated or there is financial need.  Review and update MAF/MC+.
  2. Whenever an absent parent returns to the home, determine:
    1. whether the family is eligible for cash based on children deprived of parental support due to the incapacity or financial need of one of the parents, and
    2. whether the family participates in Wage Supplementation.

Investigate the above on a priority basis and immediately take the appropriate action.