A participant’s time may be extended if they have been DIAGNOSED with issues of mental health AND are IN TREATMENT. A physician or licensed psychologist may make the diagnosis. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) may evaluate for mental health and if the participant is receiving VR services, they are eligible for this extension. Treatment may include, but is not limited to, short term residential care, counseling, support groups, mental health case management with a community support worker or targeted case manager, etc.
The extension should be re-evaluated within 90 days. Eligibility specialists must create a reminder on the Alert/Reminder List (ALREMIND/FM7M) screen to re-evaluate the extension reason.
For information on how to enter an extension reason, refer to the TA Work Requirement: Hardship Extension User Guide.