Department of Human Services
Families First Online Policy Manual
GOOD CAUSE TIME LIMIT EXTENSIONS
Good cause must be evaluated for a time limit extension when the assistance unit is approaching the 60-month time limit.
Good cause may be granted for the following periods of time when the caretaker reaches the 60-month limit and is exempt from the work requirements or has good cause because he/she is: Bulletin 2, FA-09-02
· 60-64 years old as of July 1, 2007 (See Note below)
· 65 years old or over (indefinitely).
· Disabled (until the disability ends).
· Temporarily incapacitated (until the incapacity ends).
· Caring for an in-home disabled relative (until the disability ends). Bulletin 37, FA-08-28
· Involved in a significant life crisis (2 months) – not effective until 2/1/08 (following the initial 6-month extension). A significant life crisis may include, but not be limited to:
- Eviction from home.
- Domestic violence.
- Family crises (illness or death of a family member).
- Natural disaster.
- Drug treatment.
- Complications of pregnancy/recent birth.
An extension based on a temporary life crisis must be approved by a Families First supervisor.
Note: Caretakers 60-64 as of