0200.000.00 OVERVIEW OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
0200.005.00 Legal Basis

0205.000.00 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
0205.005.00 Resources
0205.005.05 Property Counted as a Resource
0205.005.10 Real Property
0205.005.10.05 Homestead Exemption
0205.005.10.10 Life Estate, Dower Interest, Remainder Interest
0205.005.10.15 Burial Lots
0205.005.10.20 Other Real Property
0205.005.15 Determination of Equity in Property
0205.005.15.05 Determination of Value of Property
0205.005.15.10 Determine Debt Recorded Against Property
0205.005.15.15 Determine Equity in Excess Acreage
0205.005.15.20 Property Owned Jointly
0205.005.20 Excess Real Property
0205.005.20.05 Good Faith Effort to Sell
0205.005.20.10 Property Sells
0205.005.25 Personal Property
0205.005.25.05 Automobiles
0205.005.25.10 Saleable Personal Property
0205.005.25.15 Household Items and Jewelry
0205.005.30 Cash And Securities
0205.005.30.05 Assistance, Deficiency Payment, or Retroactive Payments
0205.005.30.10 Governmental Payments
0205.005.30.15 Involuntary Conversion of Real Property
0205.005.30.20 Income Received Annually
0205.005.30.25 Trusts, IDAs and Inaccessible Resources
0205.005.30.30 Joint Accounts
0205.005.30.35 Comingled Accounts
0205.005.30.40 Bona Fide Loans
0205.005.30.45 Indian and Alaskan Native Payments
0205.005.35 Life Insurance and Prepaid Burials
0205.010.00 Social Security Number (SSN)
0205.010.05 Citizens and Non-citizens Without an SSN
0205.010.10 Failure to Complete an SSN Application
0205.010.15 Refusal to Apply for or Furnish an SSN
0205.015.00 School Attendance
0205.020.00 Age
0205.025.00 Relationship Of Payee To Child
0205.030.00 Child Living In The Home Of Payee
0205.030.05 Temporary Absence
0205.030.10 Required Living Arrangements for Minor Parents
0205.030.10.05 Exceptions to Living Arrangement for Minor Parents
0205.035.00 Residence
0205.035.05 Out-of-state Visits
0205.035.10 Institutional Residence
0205.040.00 Citizenship And Immigrant Status
0205.040.05 Eligibility Determination
0205.040.05.05 Qualified Alien
0205.040.05.10 Qualified Aliens Entering Prior To 8/22/96
0205.040.05.15 Qualified Aliens Entering After 8/22/96
0205.040.05.17 Iraq and Afghan Special Immigrants 12/30/08
0205.040.05.17.05 Eligibility 12/30/08
0205.040.05.17.10 Verification 12/30/08
0205.040.05.17.15 FAMIS Entry 12/30/08
0205.040.05.20 Non-Qualified Alien
0205.040.05.25 Documentation and Verification of Citizen or Alien Status
0205.045.00 Protective Payments
0205.045.05 Misusing Benefits
0205.045.10 Issuing Protective Payments
0205.050.00 Deprived Of Parental Support
0205.050.05 Death of Parent
0205.050.10 Reasons for Continued Absence from the Home
0205.050.10.05 Desertion or Abandonment
0205.050.10.10 Divorce/Joint Custody
0205.050.10.15 Incarceration
0205.050.10.20 Institutionalization
0205.050.15 Determining Continued Absence from the Home
0205.050.15.05 Role of IM Caseworker
0205.050.15.10 Role of DCSE Staff
0205.050.15.15 Return of Absent Parent
0205.050.20 Physical and Mental Incapacity
0205.050.20.05 Obvious Incapacity
0205.050.20.10 Medical Examination
0205.050.20.15 Using Confidential Medical Reports
0205.050.20.20 Employment And Ability To Work
0205.050.20.25 Temporary Incapacity
0205.050.20.30 Incapacity Review
0205.050.25 Temporary Assistance Two Parents
0205.050.25.05 Child Living in Parents' Home
0205.050.25.10 Deprivation Due to Financial Need
0205.050.25.15 Unemployment Compensation Benefits
0205.050.25.20 Job Quit or Refusal
0205.055.00 Assignment Of Support Rights
0205.060.00 Cooperation In Obtaining Support
0205.060.05 Notice/Good Cause for Refusal to Cooperate
0205.060.10 Areas of Cooperation
0205.060.15 Refusal to Cooperate
0205.060.20 Good Cause Defined
0205.060.25 Determining Good Cause
0205.060.30 Types of Evidence
0205.060.30.05 Physical Harm/No Evidence Available
0205.060.35 Sanctions for Refusal to Cooperate
0205.070.10 Online Work Registration
0205.075.00 Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit
0205.075.00.05 Tracking the Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit
0205.075.05 Requirements for Closing Due to the Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit
0205.075.10 Exemptions from the Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit
0205.075.10.05 Families Together Partial Exemption
0205.075.15 Extensions to the Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit
0205.075.15.05 Domestic Violence
0205.075.15.10 Substance Abuse
0205.075.15.15 Mental Health
0205.075.15.20 Active in Children’s Division
0205.075.15.25 Family Crisis
0205.075.15.35 Pending Review
0205.075.20 Evaluation Process For The Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit
0205.075.20.15 Notification of Extension Decision
0205.075.20.20 Re-evaluating an Extension
0205.075.45 Application Process After The Forty-Five (45) Month Lifetime Limit Has Been Reached

0210.000.00 NEED
0210.005.00 Individuals Whose Income And Needs To Consider
0210.005.05 Individuals Included in the Temporary Assistance Eligibility Unit
0210.005.10 Individuals Excluded from the Temporary Assistance Eligibility Unit
0210.005.15 Optional Inclusions in Temporary Assistance Eligibility Unit
0210.005.20 Minor Parent Assistance Group Provision
0210.005.25 Lutz vs. Reagen
0210.005.30 Minor Parent Lives with Parent(s)
0210.005.35 Non-Parent Caretaker Relative (NPCR)
0210.005.40 Legal Guardian
0210.005.45 Stepparent Cases
0210.005.50 18 Not Cash Eligible/SSI Child Under 19
0210.005.55 Only Cash Eligible Child(ren) Receives SSI
0210.005.60 Temporary Assistance-SAB or Temporary Assistance-BP Combination Cases
0210.005.65 Temporary Assistance-GR Combination Cases
0210.005.70 Medicaid-18 Not Cash Eligible/Medicaid-SSI Child Under 19
0210.010.00 Budgeted Expenses
0210.010.05 185 Percent Income Eligibility Limit
0210.010.10 Eligibility Based On Need
0210.010.15 Percentage Of Need
0210.015.00 Income
0210.015.05 Sources of Earned and Unearned Income
0210.015.10 Computing Income
0210.015.10.05 Patterns of Income Examples
0210.015.15 Interim Changes In Income
0210.015.15.05 Budget Adjustments
0210.015.20 Treatment of Specific Types of Income
0210.015.20.05 Contractual Income
0210.015.20.10 Income From Self-Employment
0210.015.20.15 OASDI Benefits Received by Representative Payee
0210.015.20.20 Treatment of Child Support Income
0210.015.20.25 Exceptions to Income Considered Child Support
0210.015.20.30 Support Payments Retained by Temporary Assistance Households
0210.015.25 Overhead Expense of Producing Income
0210.015.30 Earned Income Disregards
0210.015.30.05 Standard Work Exemption
0210.015.30.10 $30 Plus 1/3 Disregard
0210.015.30.15 $30 Disregard
0210.015.30.20 Two-Thirds Disregard
0210.015.30.22 New Spouse Disregard
0210.015.30.25 Child/Incapacitated Parent Care Costs
0210.015.30.30 State Payment Of Child Care Costs
0210.015.35 Income Excluded
0210.015.35.05 Gain or Benefit Not in the Form of Money
0210.015.35.10 Earnings Of Children
0210.015.35.15 Earnings Of Teen Parents Who Are Students
0210.015.35.20 Supplementary Assistance
0210.015.35.25 Volunteer Income
0210.015.35.30 Loans or Grants
0210.015.35.35 Indian or Alaskan Native Payments
0210.015.35.40 Governmental Payments
0210.015.35.45 Interest Income
0210.015.35.50 Other Income
0210.015.40 Treatment of Income Received by JTPA Participants
0210.015.40.05 Payment Types
0210.015.40.10 Budgeting JTPA Income
0210.015.45 Income From Job Corps
0210.015.45.05 Budgeting Job Corps Income
0210.015.50 Sanction
0210.015.52 Good Cause for Missouri Work Assistance (MWA
0210.015.55 Compliance with Work Requirement
0210.020.00 Payment And Grant Amount

0215.000.00 ALTERNATIVE CARE IV-E PROGRAM
0215.005.00 Eligibility Determination/Case Record Maintenance
0215.005.05 Children's Services Worker (CSW) Role
0215.005.10 Eligibility Specialist (ES) Role
0215.005.15 IM Caseworker Role

0220.000.00 DISPOSITION OF INITIAL INVESTIGATION
0220.005.00 Prompt Disposition
0220.010.00 Benefit Issuance Policy
0220.010.05 Cash Payment Policy
0220.010.10 Prorating First Month's Benefits In Temporary Assistance Cases
0220.010.15 Title XIX Benefits
0220.010.15.05 Prior Quarter
0220.010.15.10 Prior Quarter (Medicaid for Pregnant Women)
0220.015.00 Reinvestigations
0220.015.05 Possible Reinvestigations/Change in Circumstances
0220.015.10 Services Referrals

0225.000.00 INTERIM CONTACTS
0225.005.00 Adding A Child/Adult
0225.005.05 Adding A Child With Child Support
0225.010.00 Adding An Eligible Payee
0225.015.00 Marriage Of A Parent/Becoming A Stepparent
0225.020.00 Stepparent Become Two Parent
0225.025.00 Two Parent Becomes Stepparent
0225.030.00 Remove Child/Caretaker Or Stepparent Leaves Home
0225.035.00 Maturity Of Child
0225.040.00 SSI Referral
0225.045.00 SSI/SP Recipients Not Eligible For Temporary Assistance
0225.050.00 Retroactive SSI Benefits/Determining Temporary Assistance Received
0225.055.00 October 1972 OASDI Increase Cases (PA-677 Cases)
0225.060.00 Targeted Jobs Tax Credit
0225.065.00 Reinstating Cash Benefits From Extended MAF For Support Closings

0226.000.00 CASES WITH A GUARDIAN OR CONSERVATOR

0230.000.00 WAGE SUPPLEMENTATION
0230.005.00 Participation
0230.010.00 Overpayments
0230.015.00 Budget Adjustments
0230.020.00 Frozen Grant Amount
0230.025.00 Case Closings
0230.030.00 Remove/Add Individuals
0230.035.00 Expiration Of The 12 Month Wage Supplementation Period

0235.000.00 FAMILIES TOGETHER
0235.005.00 Legal Basis
0235.010.00 Eligibility Requirements
0235.010.05 Temporary Assistance Eligibility
0235.010.10 Plan to Reunify Family
0235.010.15 72-Hour Support Team Meeting
0235.010.20 First Month of Eligibility
0235.010.25 Households Who Are Receiving Temporary Assistance
0235.010.30 Households Who Are Applying For Families Together
0235.010.35 Application Processing
0235.015.00 Need
0235.020.00 Resources
0235.025.00 Income
0235.030.00 Grant Amount
0235.035.00 Case Record
0235.040.00 Manual Report
0235.045.00 When The Child Returns Home
0235.050.00 When The Child will Not Be Returning
0235.055.00 Sixty-Month Life Time Limit

0240.000.00 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE DRUG TEST REQUIREMENTS
0240.005.00 Screening Temporary Assistance Applicants and Participants for Illegal Use of a Controlled Substance
0240.005.05 Mandatory Individuals for Drug Screening
0240.005.10 Drug Screening—Applicants
0240.005.15 Cooperation with the Drug Screening Process
0240.005.20 Participant Changes Answer to Screening Question(s)
0240.005.25 Drug Screening Process—Participants
0240.005.30 Temporary Assistance Case Closes
0240.010.00 Drug Test
0240.010.05 Testing Negative for Illegal Use of a Controlled Substance
0240.010.10 Testing Positive for Illegal Use of a Controlled Substance
0240.010.15 No Shows and Refusal to Cooperate with the Testing Process
0240.010.20 Unable to Locate
0240.010.25 Temporary Assistance Case Closes
0240.010.30 Drug Testing at Six Months after Treatment
0240.015.00 Referral For Substance Abuse Treatment
0240.015.05 No Shows and Refusal to Cooperate with the Treatment Process
0240.015.10 Participant Changes Answer to Drug Testing Waiver Question
0240.015.15 Temporary Assistance Case Closes
0240.015.20 Six-Month Drug Test
0240.020.00 Hearing Procedures for Drug Testing-Related Situations
0240.020.05 TANF Drug Testing Process Administrative Hearing
0240.020.05.05 Hearing Decision Received on Automatic Hearing
0240.020.10 Hearing Right Due to Adverse Action/Disqualification
0240.025.00 Disqualifications Related to the Drug Screening/Testing Process
0240.025.05 Disqualification Due to Screening Process
0240.025.10 Disqualification Due to Non-Cooperation with the Drug Test
0240.025.15 Disqualification Due to Non-Compliance with Substance Abuse Treatment Program
0240.030.00 Appointment of a Protective Payee Required Due to Drug Testing Process
0240.030.05 Protective Payee is Ended
0240.030.05.05 Protective Payee is not Eligible Due to Disqualification

0242.000.00 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE DIVERSION REQUIREMENTS
0242.005.00 Legal Basis
0242.010.00 TA Diversion Eligibility
0242.010.05 Good Cause Reasons for TA Diversion
0242.015.00 TA Diversion Lifetime Limit
0242.020.00 Frequency of TA Diversion Payments
0242.025.00 Ineligibility for TA Cash Benefits Due to TA Diversion Payment
0242.030.00 Work Requirements
0242.035.00 Method of Payment

0245.000.00 TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT
0245.005.00 Legal Basis
0245.010.00 TEB Eligibility
0245.020.00 FAMIS System
0245.020.05 TA Work Requirement (COMPACT/FM8B) Screen
0245.020.10 Income (FMX0) Screen
0245.020.20 Income Amount (FMX3) Screen
0245.020.30 Notices to the Eligibility Unit (EU)
0245.030.00 TEB Reporting Requirements
0245.040.00 Return to Temporary Assistance
0245.050.00 TEB Issuances
0245.060.00 Child Support Enforcement (CSE)
0245.070.00 Hearings
0245.080.00 TEB Claims

0250.000.00 Missouri Work Assistance (MWA)
0250.000.05 Work-Eligible Individual
0250.000.10 Family Support Division (FSD) and Missouri Work Assistance Program Contracts

0255.000.00 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE WORK REQUIREMENT
0255.005.00 Individuals Exempt From Participating In Work Activities
0255.010.00 Individuals Temporarily Excluded From Participation In Work Activities
0255.015.00 Volunteers
0255.020.00 Pending Assessment (Code P)
0255.025.00 Mandatory (Work Eligible) Individuals

0260.000.00 Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) Policy for Service Providers

0262.000.00 Special Circumstances
0262.005.00 Domestic Violence
0262.005.05 Guidelines for Case Managing Victims of Domestic Violence
0262.005.15 Mailing Address for Letters and Payments
0262.010.00 Unable to Locate
0262.010.05 Returned Mail With No Forwarding Address
0262.010.10 Returned Mail With Forwarding Address
0262.010.15 Returned Mail And Recipient Resides At That Address
0262.015.00 Refugee Recipients
0262.015.05 Referrals from FSD
0262.015.10 Refugee Resettlement Agencies
0262.015.15 Case Management
0262.015.20 Sponsors
0262.015.25 Language Barriers
0262.020.00 Temporary Waiver
0262.020.05 Individuals Exempt for Participation in Work Activities
0262.020.05.05 Mentally and Physically Disabled
0262.020.05.10 Caretaker-Payees Age 60 or Older
0262.020.05.15 Needed in the Home to Care for a Disabled Individual
0262.020.05.20 Custodial Caretaker of a Child under Age 12 Months
0262.020.10 Temporary Waiver Categories
0262.020.10.05 Pregnant in the Third Trimester
0262.020.10.10 When a Temporarily Waived Pregnant Recipient Gives Birth
0262.020.10.15 Temporarily Disabled
0262.020.10.20 Victims of Domestic Violence
0262.020.10.25 Active With Children's Division
0262.020.10.30 Lack of Child Care or Transportation
0262.020.10.35 Procedure for Assigning Temporary Waiver Status

0265.000.00 Individual Employment Plan (IEP)

0270.000.00 Hours of Participation
0270.005.00 Required hours of participation
0270.010.00 Federal month & Federal Week
0270.015.00 Single Parent Household
0270.015.05 Single Parent Households With A Child Under Age Six
0270.020.00 Two-parent Household
0270.025.00 Teen Parents
0270.025.05 Two-parent Teen Household
0270.025.10 Child Under 12 Months Exemption
0270.030.00 Excused Absences
0270.035.00 Holidays

0275.000.00 Work Activities
0275.005.00 Core
0275.005.05 Paid Employment
0275.005.10 Unpaid Employment
0275.005.15 Unpaid Education
0275.010.00 Non-Core
0275.010.05 Unpaid Education
0275.020.00 Unsubsidized Employment
0275.025.00 OJT
0275.030.00 Subsidized Employment
0275.035.00 Job Search/Job Readiness
0275.040.00 AWEP/CWEP
0275.045.00 Community Service
0275.050.00 Vocational Education and Training
0275.055.00 Satisfactory School Attendance
0275.060.00 Job Skills
0275.065.00 Education Related to Employment
0275.070.00 Job Corps
0275.075.00 Vocational Rehabilitation

0280.000.00 SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
0280.005.00 TRE
0280.010.00 WRE

0285.000.00 CONCILIATION
0285.005.00 Allowable Reasons for Non-Participation
0285.005.05 Exemptions
0285.005.10 Temporary Exclusions
0285.005.15 Good Cause for Non-Participation
0285.010.00 Volunteers
0285.015.00 Hours of Participation
0285.020.00 Procedure for Conciliation

0290.000.00 SANCTION
0290.005.00 Recommending Sanction when the TA Recipient Waives Due Process
0290.010.00 Address Changes
0290.015.00 Unable to Locate
0290.020.00 Process for Recommending Sanction
0290.025.00 Sanction Alerts Sent in Error
0290.030.00 FSD Imposing Sanctions
0290.035.00 FSD Imposing Sanctions on Two-Parent Households
0290.040.00 Re-engagement Process

0293.000.00 HEARINGS
0293.005.00 Submitting Evidence for Hearing
0293.010.00 During the Hearing
0293.015.00 Testimony

0305.000.00 TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE CLAIMS DETERMINATION
0305.005.00 Legal Basis
0305.010.00 Reporting Responsibilities
0305.012.00 Inappropriate Use of TA EBT Benefits
0305.012.05 Penalties for TA Participants
0305.012.10 Penalties for Business Establishments
0305.015.00 Claims Process

0310.000.00 DISCOVERY TRACKING SYSTEM
0310.005.00 Claims Referral Procedures and Determination of Date of Discovery
0310.010.00 Discovery Claim Reports
0310.010.05 Daily Incomplete Pending Claim Registration Report (FCLDY500-01)
0310.010.10 Weekly Pending Discovery Claim Referral Report (FCLWK500-01)
0310.010.15 Monthly Discovery Claim Status/Activity Report (FCLME502)
0310.015.00 Establishing Claims
0310.020.00 Recovery Restrictions (Time Limits)
0310.025.00 Determining The Claim Time Period
0310.030.00 Determining the Amount of the Claim
0310.035.00 Other Related Policies for Claims
0310.040.00 Responsible Members
0310.045.00 Demand Letters

0315.000.00 CLAIMS ACCOUNTING AND RESTITUTION SYSTEM (CARS) TRACKING SYSTEM
0315.005.00 Collection Procedures
0315.010.00 Claims Hearings
0315.015.00 Compromising Claims
0315.020.00 CARS Repayment Agreement
0315.025.00 Methods of Repayment
0315.025.05 Cash
0315.025.10 EBT Voluntary Repayment
0315.025.20 Automated Recoupment of Temporary Assistance Benefits

0320.000.00 TERMINATING CLAIMS

0325.000.00 DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF CLAIM

0330.000.00 OVER COLLECTION OF CLAIMS

Appendix B pdf file
Appendix H pdf file Hours of Participation Chart
Appendix I pdf file
Appendix J (obsolete per IM-#29, February 19, 2003)
Appendix K pdf file
Appendix L pdf file
Appendix M pdf file
Appendix N pdf file
Appendix 0 pdf file List of MWA Regions
Appendix P pdf file Glossary Acronyms
Appendix Q pdf file Definitions
Appendix R pdf file Minutes to Decimals Conversion
Appendix Y pdf file Work Activities Chart
MWA Calendar Appendix pdf file

MWA Forms Manual

MWA System User Guide