Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0205.075.15 Extensions to the Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit

IM-104 December 1, 2015; IM-23 April 2, 2010

In some situations, Temporary Assistance (TA) may be extended beyond the forty-five (45) month lifetime limit. These hardship extensions to the forty-five (45) month lifetime limit are:

Refer to the TA Work Requirement: Hardship Extension User Guide for directions on entering a hardship extension.

Once an extension has been granted, periodic re-evaluations of the extension shall occur. Under normal circumstances, re-evaluations should be conducted within 90 days of receiving an extension or as outlined below.

Re-evaluations may be conducted in less than 90 days when the individual demonstrates the ability to move forward.

The re-evaluation date may be more than 90 days when the physician recommends a longer extension (e.g. the physician’s statement indicates a disability for nine months, the extension needs to be reviewed at nine months).