Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0205.075.15.25 Family Crisis

IM-24 April 22, 2011; IM-23 April 2, 2010

Participants may have their lifetime limit extended if they are experiencing a crisis. Examples of a crisis may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Home destroyed by fire
  • A temporary disability and the participant is unable to work for a period of time
  • Accidental injury in which a child or other family member is injured keeping the participant from being able to seek work or maintain present employment
  • Job loss due to company layoff, downsizing, closing
  • Crime victim
  • Multiple crises

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.