Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0240.015.10 Participant Changes Answer to Drug Testing Waiver Question

IM-40 May 1, 2015; IM-19 February 20, 2013

The applicant has the right to change their answer to the waiver question.

  • While in the controlled flow, return to the TA Drug Test Waiver (DRTWAIV/FMN4) screen and update the answer to the question. To return to the last screen used, type CONFLOWS (FMRA) to pick the application to work with.
  • Once out of the controlled flow, but before the TA case is approved, the eligibility specialist must re-enter the controlled flow to update the answer to the TA Drug Test Waiver (DRTWAIV/FMN4) screen. A new FA-102 must be printed and signed for those who change the answer to their screening question before the application is approved but after the Interview Summary has been printed.

A referral to the Department of Mental Health (DMH) or the drug testing vendor is not be made until the application is processed completely and approved.

Once the case is approved, the TA participant can still change their answer, provided a drug test hasn’t been completed, or they haven’t entered a substance abuse treatment program. If the TA participant changes their mind, the eligibility specialist must contact the TA Policy Unit at FSD.COLETAPOLICY@dss.mo.gov to have the screening answer changed.