WAG 16-03-01-a: Caretaker Relative Temporarily Absent or Ill

PM 16-03-01-a.

NOTE: If the caretaker relative is permanently absent, see WAG 16-03-01-d for procedures.


Do not delete the original caretaker relative from the cash unit.

If available, assign a new caretaker relative as representative payee (RPY) and change the case ID number.

NOTE:If a new caretaker relative is not available assign a temporary payee (TEMP). See PM 16-02-00 for policy and WAG 16-02-00 for procedures.

Set a control to check if the original caretaker relative returns to the home or recovers from illness. Absence is not to exceed 90 days.