Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0220.015.00 Temporary Assistance Reviews

IM-60 September 3, 2010; IM-19 March 19, 2010; IM-10 February 13, 2009; IM-08 January 31, 2005; IM-44 February 28, 2001

RSMo 208.130 states all benefits granted may be reconsidered by the Family Support Division (FSD) Director as frequently as necessary.

After establishing eligibility for assistance, ensure the participant remains eligible and adjust the grant when circumstances change.

At a minimum, Temporary Assistance (TA) eligibility is to be reviewed annually. A face-to-face interview is not required.

A Temporary Assistance review is completed when:

  1. The review form is received annually; all required factors through the Review History (REINVEST/FM57) screen are updated, either from the review form or from a telephone interview if the review form is not returned, and authorizing the action. An authorized Food Stamp application or recertification completes a Temporary Assistance review when all TA eligibility unit (EU) members are included in the Food Stamp EU.
  2. An authorized Temporary Assistance add-a-person action is completed.

When a Temporary Assistance Eligibility Review Form (FA-202) is received timely, refer to the Completing a Temporary Assistance (TA)/MO HealthNet (MHN)/Food Stamps (FS) Review in FAMIS user guide for instructions on how to complete a review in FAMIS.

When a Temporary Assistance Eligibility Review Form (FA-202) is received in the same month the review is due but after the TA case is closed for failure to complete and return a review form, take appropriate action to cancel close the case and process the review using current procedures.

NOTE: Failure to enter a review in FAMIS when the case was cancel closed during the same month the review is due causes FAMIS to begin the adverse action process again for failure to complete and return the review form and results in a delinquent review. Therefore, the eligibility specialist must enter the review during the same month the review is due to avoid the case closing again and to avoid a delinquent review.

EXAMPLE: Mr. Ely’s review is due in December 2009. Mr. Ely failed to complete and return his review form by the due date, and the case closed for failure to complete the review. On December 20, 2009, Mr. Ely provides his completed review form. The eligibility specialist’s supervisor cancel closes the case. That same day the eligibility specialist completes the review in FAMIS following current procedures.

NOTE: When a TA case is cancel closed, review the Sanction/Disqualification (SANDISQ/FMAM) screen in FAMIS to see if a NWR (non-cooperation with TA work req (TA only)) first sanction was ended with the TA case closing. If a first sanction was ended, remove the end date from the SANDISQ screen. The NUM field displays 01 if this is a first sanction. Only a first sanction is ended by FAMIS when a TA case is closed.