PM 03-13-05-e.

The person has cooperated when they do what they failed to do that caused the sanction. If it is not possible to do exactly what they failed to do before, they may do something like it to show cooperation. The client must be able to show cooperation within 2 weeks of stating they want to cooperate. Do not require them to do anything that would take longer than 2 weeks.

When the person contacts the worker and states they want to cooperate, the worker and client complete an Agreement to Cooperate (Form 3180). If the contact is by phone, the worker completes Form 3180 and initials the client signature. Give or send a copy to the client. File the original in the record.

As soon as the client fulfills the agreement, use TA 31/TAR 51 to change the code 176 reason to 00. Enter the activity code in Item 60.

The system removes the Item 90 code 512 right away if the level is 1 or it is at least 3 months after the code 176 DATE. If the level is 2 or 3 and it is less than 3 months after the DATE, the system waits and removes code 512 for the 3rd month.

Example: Code 176 DATE is 09/97, reason is 05, and level is 2. Client cooperates and worker changes reason to 00 for 10/97. The system does not remove code 512 until 12/97. Client's 3-month sanction (09/97-11/97) must be served, even though the client has cooperated.

Enter reason code 90 when the person is no longer required to cooperate because they are now exempt or have a new barrier that makes them unable to cooperate. The system removes the Item 90 code 512 for the same month.

For a level 1 sanction and for a level 2 or 3 sanction past the 3rd month in which the case has not been SWAPPED to Medical, restore benefits from the date of the Form 3180, the date they agreed to cooperate. Issue a supplement, if necessary, to cover needs from the date of cooperation or the date the sanction began, whichever is later, until the first day of the regular roll fiscal month. Prorate the code 512 to determine the amount. Use Item 80 Needs code 447 to issue the payment.

For a level 1 sanction and for a level 2 or 3 sanction past the 3rd month in which the case has been SWAPPED to Medical, restore benefits from the 30th date following the date of the signed Form 3180.