Individuals that cooperate with the drug screening do not lose their Temporary Assistance (TA) benefits. Cooperation includes:
- Answering all questions administered by a Family Support Division (FSD) employee for drug screening. NOTE: If an individual answers Decline to Declare on TADRUG, the individual has not cooperated with the drug screening.
Individuals refusing to cooperate in the drug screening process are not eligible to receive TA benefits. The participant is ineligible for TA for a period of three (3) years from the date of the administrative hearing decision if the division is affirmed. Refer to Income Maintenance Manual section 0240.020.00 Hearing Procedures for Drug Testing-Related Situations for more information regarding hearing procedures.
The Family Support Division (FSD) assigns a protective payee for the other members of the eligibility unit when the agency is affirmed in the administrative hearing decision. Refer to Income Maintenance Manual section 0240.030.00 Appointment of a Protective Payee Required Due to Drug Testing Process for more information regarding protective payee.