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
- Substance Abuse
- Mental Health
- Active in Children’s Division
- Family Crisis
- 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 FAMIS User Guide TA Work Requirements Screen 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).