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:
- Domestic Violence (see 0205.075.15.05 Domestic Violence)
- Substance Abuse (see 0205.075.15.10 Substance Abuse)
- Mental Health (see 0205.075.15.15 Mental Health)
- Active in Children’s Division (see 0205.075.15.20 Active in Children’s Division)
- Family Crisis (see 0205.075.15.25 Family Crisis)
- Pending Review (see 0205.075.15.35 Pending Review)
NOTE: Extensions should be granted when treatment or services that are being provided for the family situation prevents the individual from successfully participating in work activities. A statement from the recipient may be the only way to verify claims of domestic violence.
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).