If an applicant or client claims a conflict with full engagement in Countable work, training and education activities because they care for someone with a medical condition who is not a related child under age 18 or spouse, they are not eligible for an exemption due to a Family Care Barrier (PM 03-13-02-c).
If the person who needs care for qualifies for services, the client or another person may be hired as a personal assistant, thus either providing earned income to the client, or freeing them to train for or obtain other employment.
Facilitate a referral for the person who needs care to:
- the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) if the person is under age 60 or has AIDS or a brain injury; or
- the Department on Aging (DoA) if the person is age 60 or over and does not have AIDS or a brain injury.
During the referral and evaluation process, assign the client to Support activity Health (PM 21-04-09) as their main activity.
Assign Countable activities (PM 21-02-00 & PM 21-03-00) to the extent the family situation allows.
Assign other Support activities as needed (PM 21-04-00).