When a child(ren) is in DCFS custody, the parent or other relative may receive TANF for themselves and the child(ren) for up to 90 days before the date that DCFS plans to return the child(ren) to the home. The adult is not eligible for medical backdate for months no eligible child was in the home.
For a Norman case, the 30-day wait does not apply. The beginning date of cash eligibility is whichever is earlier:
When DCFS returns the child(ren) to the home, remove the special Norman coding.
If the absent child(ren) does not return within 90 days after case approval:
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