Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0235.010.35 Application Processing

The normal application processing standard of thirty (30) days from date of request is used for Families Together applications.  All eligibility factors for Temporary Assistance apply except Child Living in the Home of Payee.  These applications will be completed prior to the 30th day, or sooner, whenever possible.

If eligibility exists approve for Families Together.  Complete IMU5 approval the same as Temporary Assistance approval.  The Families Together payment is made for the month in which the 30th day from application falls, or the month of approval, whichever is earlier.

A second payment may be made for the month following the month of approval when the child has not returned.  This should occur within sixty (60) days from the date of application.

The first payment will be an amount equal to a full month’s grant for a Temporary Assistance family of the size that includes their children.