Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0215.005.15 IM Eligibility Specialist Role

IM-#180 December 16, 2019, IM-#70 July 8, 2015IM-#51 July 29, 2010

  1. Immediately upon receiving notification from the Children’s Service Worker that a child included in an Income Maintenance (IM) case is removed from the home, initiate action in FAMIS to remove the child from the case, or to close the case, if this is indicated.
  2. Provide copies of any verification or documentation to the IV-E eligibility specialist or the Children’s Service Worker, if requested.
  3. If the Children’s Service Worker notifies IM that a child in alternative care has returned to a home with an active Temporary Assistance (TA) case, immediately explore whether the child is a mandatory eligibility unit (EU) member. If so, initiate action to add the child to the case.
  4. The child must be closed in the Children’s Division Family and Children Electronic System (FACES) before Family Assistance Management Information System (FAMIS) allows the child to receive TA benefits.  The FAMIS screen FACESINQ displays the month the child may or may not be eligible for Temporary Assistance.  The following chart gives the return code, which code allows eligibility for the child (pass) and the legal status.  The one (1) return code will automatically fail the child for Temporary Assistance eligibility.
FACES RETURN CODE FAMIS TA ELIGIBILITY LEGAL STATUS

0

PASS

No current open Child Service Case.

1

FAIL*

Foster Child, Temporary custody of adoptive parent, Child in the legal custody of other state or agency with Medicaid, Legally adopted child with Medicaid, CYAC, child under Legal guardianship of someone with Medicaid, Voluntary placement agreement.

2

PASS

Trial Home Visit

3

PASS

Legal custody of relative placed in supervision of Children Division. Child in the legal custody of other state or agency without Medicaid, legally adopted child without Medicaid, Chafee services, child under legal guardianship of someone without Medicaid.

4

FAIL

SB 577 (2007) and SB 127 (2013)

  • Youth who were in foster care under the responsibility of the state of Missouri on the date they attained eighteen years of age or thirty days prior to their 18th birthday;
  • Are under twenty-six years of age;
  • Who due to disability are eligible for coverage under another mandatory coverage group; and
  • Were covered by Medicaid while they were in foster care.

Foster Child placed in Cottonwood/Hawthorne facility and is in need of specialized FSD Medicaid.

*Unless Away from Home reason Families Together Program (FTP) is open.

The legal status may be duplicated depending if the child receives State funded Title XIX or not.  Those receiving matching Federal Title XIX may be eligible for Temporary Assistance.

Further information can be found in FACES THREE BASIC FUND CATEGORIES TO MAINTAIN CHILDREN IN A/C,

NOTE:  When the only child(ren) in the TA EU is active in FACES, the payee is not eligible for TA benefits. Also, relatives licensed as a relative home through Children’s Division who also receive IV-E or HDN maintenance payments are not eligible for TA benefits.