DCFS identifies families as Norman cases when planning to return children to the home. The following instructions apply to Norman cases when DCFS plans to return a child to the home.
NOTE: DCFS and the Department jointly expedite the application and payment process. There is no 30-day waiting period for Norman cases. Try to approve the case within 15 days after the application date.
NOTE: If there is an active case, add the child (see WAG 18-03-06-c).
All financial and nonfinancial eligibility criteria apply, except presence in the home. The adult is not eligible for medical backdate for months no eligible child was in the home. Coordinate the Responsibility and Services Plan with the activities required by DCFS.
DCFS notifies LOTS, no later than 3 workdays after the expected date of the child's return, whether or not the child was returned. LOTS immediately notifies the local office.
If the child is returned,
If the child did not return:
If no FCRC action is taken on the case, it is centrally canceled for the month following the code 173 month.
NOTE: Take action to continue SNAP benefits if the case is locally or centrally canceled (see WAG 18-04-11-c).
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