WAG 21-01-04-b.

An applicant or client automatically has a barrier to participation in work, training, or other self-sufficiency activities when they have a child living with them who is approved under the Home & Community-based Care Program (see PM 06-11-01).

A Client Assessment Unit (CAU) determination is not needed.

An applicant or client may request a barrier to participation in work, training, and other self-sufficiency activities based on having a child who might be eligible as a waiver child. Do not require participation in work, training, or other self-sufficiency activities while a request for a waiver determination is pending or is under appeal.

When BFSP approves a child under the Home & Community-based Care Program, the family's TANF counter is stopped (see PM 03-06-01-e).

Help the applicant or client evaluate the family situation with the recommendations received from the source of medical care and maximize their self-sufficiency alternatives. A person who has a waiver child may volunteer to participate in work, training, or other self-sufficiency activities, but do not require or pressure them to do so. If they volunteer, their participation does not override or negate the barrier.

If the applicant or client fails to complete an activity in their RSP or VCM Service Plan, determine if they had good cause (see PM 03-13-03). If the person had good cause, do not take any negative action. Revise the RSP or update the Service Plan in VCM if necessary.