IM-#137 November 21, 2005

FAMIS is the electronic case record. Information previously recorded on paper forms must be recorded in comments if it is not contained on a specific screen. The electronic case file must contain enough information that it can stand up in a hearing and support decisions made by FAMIS and/or the caseworker. Comments are recorded to provide additional information, to clarify information entered in FAMIS, and to support any action taken on a case. A comment is needed in the following situations, including, but not limited to:

When a hearing is requested, print the comments screens containing information pertinent to the action for use during the hearing.

For more specific instruction on when to record a comment and what to include in the comment, refer to the Comments Quick Reference Chart pdf logo.