When the family does not have an active TANF case, determine eligibility for TANF. If the family meets both TANF and Crisis Assistance eligibility requirements, approve TANF without a 30-day wait and immediately issue the Crisis Assistance payment. For time limits on processing a request for Crisis Assistance, see PM 06-03-01-c.
If some family members do not qualify for TANF, authorize benefits for the needs of the TANF clients only. However, for need items not defined by the size of the benefit unit (i.e., rent and kitchen table), authorize the full amount.
Deny Crisis Assistance for persons not receiving or approved for TANF.