An applicant or customer 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 Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent (MFTD) Waiver Program. (see PM 06-11-01).
An applicant or customer 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 MFTD 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 Central Office 238 notifies the FCRC that a child is approved under the MFTD waiver, the family's TANF counter is stopped (see PM 03-06-01-e).
Help the applicant or customer 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 customer fails to complete an activity in their RSP, 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 if necessary.
When Central Office 238 notifies the FCRC that the parent is no longer caring for a child approved for the waiver, revise the RSP according to the circumstances. Allow the parent the opportunity to request a family care barrier if the child still has chronic medical issues.