IM-111 08/14/03 REFERRALS
FROM DIVISION OF
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR FS/TA/MAF/MC+
|REFERRALS FROM DIVISION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR FS/TA/MAF/MC+|
|This is to clarify the procedures
for handling Temporary Assistance, MAF/MC+, and Food Stamp applications
registered as a result of the MoRAP referral referenced in Memorandum
IM-#81 dated July 2, 2003 by:
If staff receive an "Application for Benefits" (also known as MoRAP) form from DWD and the applicant wishes to apply for both Child Care and Food Stamp Programs, take the following actions:
Food Stamp Applications
Follow current Food Stamp Policy and Procedures for accepting applications in person or by fax. If the individual is in the office to apply, accept the Application for Benefits and complete the application/interview process. If the application is faxed, the date the application with name, address, and signature is received is the date of application. Follow policy for receiving an incomplete faxed or mailed application. Register the application and mail an FS-1 with the IM-31B and IM-31C to the applicant to be completed. An interview must be completed. Contact the participant by phone to complete the interview or send the participant an IM-31 Appointment Letter/Request for Contact form with a scheduled appointment date/time.
Temporary Assistance/MAF/MC+ Applications
DWD will fax the MoRAP to DFS who will register appropriate applications based on this information. DWD will mail the original to DFS the same day. The MoRAP should be treated the same as an IM-1 (Application for Benefits).
After registering the Temporary Assistance and MAF/MC+ applications, send the applicant an IM-2 (Applicant's Eligibility Statement) along with the IM-31a requesting necessary information. A face-to-face interview is required for Temporary Assistance. Schedule an appointment or request the applicant contact their local DFS office within a specified number of days to schedule an appointment. The Temporary Assistance applicant can be denied for failure to comply with the face-to-face interview. However, since the face-to-face is not required for MAF/MC+, the MC+ application cannot be rejected for same reason.
If the applicant fails to return the IM-2 within an appropriate period of time, it would be permissible to reject the MC+ application.
If the applicant does return the IM-2, use it to evaluate eligibility under all MC+ programs.