When the “at risk” Temporary Assistance (TA) participant gives birth, she no longer meets the criteria for a “Temporarily Disabled/Pregnancy” temporary waiver, but she is allowed up to 12 weeks postpartum recovery period during which she is not required to participate in work activities.
Use the following process to move a participant from pre-delivery temporary waiver status to exempt status:
When the Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) case manager verifies that the participant has given birth:
- Close the temporary waiver “Temporarily Disabled/Pregnancy in the MWA System using the delivery date as the end date.
- Send the “Custodial Caretaker for a Child under 12 Weeks” alert.
NOTE: FAMIS will send all individuals coded as exempt, E (01) to the Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) program as a volunteer during their 12 week exemption period. After the 12 weeks have been exhausted FAMIS will automatically change the individuals to mandatory (D). Follow up with FSD /TA TEAM within 10 days, (via DISTI@dss.mo.gov email) if the participant’s status does not change to volunteer.