Temporary Assistance/Case Management

0225.005.00 Adding A Child/Adult

IM-37 June 17, 2011,  IM-121 December 31, 2007,  IM-#152 November 21, 2002

When a child is born or enters the home of a Temporary Assistance (TA) household, determine if the child is a mandatory member of the eligibility unit. If the child is a mandatory member of the eligibility unit, include his/her needs and income in the budget beginning with the month he/she enters the home. The date of application is the date the Family Support Division (FSD) is notified that the child is in the home.  Any overpayment or retroactive payment is computed using the actual date the child entered the home, not the application date.

When an adult enters the home of a TA household, determine if the adult is a mandatory member of the eligibility unit. If the adult is a mandatory member of the eligibility unit, the date of application is the date the FSD is notified the adult is in the home.  Any overpayment or retroactive payment is computed using the actual date the child entered the home, not the application date. Determine whether or not the individual meets an exemption or exclusion for work requirement. If the individual does not meet an exemption or exclusion, the individual will be referred to the Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) program once the individual has been added to the case. Update the TA Work Requirement (COMPACT/FM8B) screen in FAMIS with the appropriate Work Requirement Indicator (Work Req Ind).  Refer to FAMIS User Guide, TA Work Requirement Screen.

A signed application is not required to add a person to an active TA case. The add-a-person action may complete the annual review required on TA cases.  Refer to section 0220.015.00 Temporary Assistance Reviews for more information. TA benefits for an eligible child or adult begins with the month of approval or the month in which the 30th day from the date they entered the home falls, whichever is sooner.

EXAMPLE:  A 10-year-old child enters the home on August 15 and is a mandatory member of the eligibility unit.  FSD is notified on October 15 the child is in the home.  The date of application is October 15.  FSD determines on October 24 that the child is eligible for TA and adding him results in an increase in the TA grant.  The child is added to the TA case and SELWIBCA budgets are completed for September (the month the 30th day from date of entry into the home falls) and October to issue the increase in benefits.

EXAMPLE:  A TA recipient has a baby on May 2 and notifies FSD on May 5.  FSD determines the baby is a mandatory member of the eligibility unit and is eligible for TA on May 15.  The baby is eligible for a cash grant starting in May, the month of approval.