Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual – Table of Contents

0285.005.10 Temporary Exclusions/Waivers

IM-007 January 08, 2018

FSD will code a participant as Mandatory but temporarily excluded. The MWA Contractor will determine if the participant meets the exclusion.

Temporary exclusions include:

  • Active in Children’s Division (Exclusion Code 3)When an M3 Active Case with CD referral is received, MWA Contracted staff will:
    • Generate the Call-In letter, MWA.001 to the participant.
    • Assess the participant, if the participant responds to the call-in.
    • E-mail DISTI@dss.mo.gov to request verification from the CD, when the participant states during the assessment that their participation with the CD prevents them from complying with the MWA work requirement. The TA Processing Team will provide the information to the MWA Contractor when received.
    • Do not continue to grant the exclusion when verification from CD states the participant may comply with the required hours.
    • Grant exclusion when verification from the CD states the participant will not be able to comply with the required hours. Re-evaluate every 30 days
  • Temporarily Disabled (Exclusion Code 4)
    • Generate the Call-In letter, MWA.001 to the participant.
    • Assess the participant, if the participant responds to the call-in.
    • Obtain verification of their disability with an expected end date. The temporary disability must be determined by a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist. The temporary disability must be expected to continue for at least 30 days and at the most 6 months.
    • Maintain a minimum of one contact each 30 days with the participant during the disability exclusion period.

    NOTE: If it is medically determined anytime during a pregnancy that the baby or mother is at risk, the Temporarily Disabled code is used.

  • Victims of Domestic Violence (Exclusion Code 5)NOTE: No referral is sent for exclusion code 5
  • Lack of Child Care (Exclusion Code 8)When an M8 Lack of Child Care referral is received, MWA contracted staff will:
    • Generate the Call-In letter, MWA.001 to the participant.
    • Meet with and assess the participant.
    • Treat the participant as a mandatory referral. The participant will need to provide the contractor with documentation supporting his/her efforts to obtain childcare, including information such as dates, contacts and outcomes.
    • Maintain a minimum of one contact each 30 days with the participant during the exclusion period.
    • End the exclusion when the barrier is resolved.
  • Lack of Transportation (Exclusion Code 9)When an M9 Lack of Transportation referral is received, MWA Contracted staff will:
    • Generate the Call-In letter, MWA.001 to the participant.
    • Meet with and assess the participant.
    • Treat the participant as a mandatory referral. The participant will need to provide the contractor with documentation supporting his/her efforts to obtain transportation, including information such as dates, contacts and outcomes.
    • Maintain a minimum of one contact each 30 days with the participant during the exclusion period.
    • End the exclusion when the barrier is resolved.

    NOTE: Teaching Work Habits is available in the MWA Manual to assist participants with child care or transportation barriers.

  • When a participant with an M3/M4/M8/M9 referral code doesn’t respond to the call-in letter, or doesn’t cooperate with the MWA requirements, follow current conciliation processes to allow for participation or sanction. To begin the conciliation process, the MWA Contracted staff will send the lift exclusion alert. When the exclusion is lifted/ended, the MWA Contracted staff can begin conciliation with the participant the following day.NOTE: A task will be received showing the participant has changed from Mandatory-Temporary Exclusion (M3/M4/M8/M9) to Mandatory.
  • MWA Contracted staff will e-mail documentation for exclusions such as verification of pregnancy, temporary disability, etc.to FSD.MWAEXCLUDE@dss.mo.gov.