C DCSS Cooperation Exemptions
 
(01/01/19 - 12/31/19)
Key the EX DCSS Cooperation Code in the AF COOPERATION CODE field on APPD when the CA participant is exempt from cooperating with DCSS requirements for one of the following reasons:
 
Refugees who turn in an application at the Refugee Office
Participants for whom both parents of the dependent children are verified as deceased
Grant Diversion participants
Hopi Tribal TANF participants
Pascua Yaqui Tribal TANF participants
The only child is an SSI child
Foster care child
The only child is a Benefit Capped child
The only child is a child of a single parent through adoption or artificial insemination
 
Participants who are potentially eligible for the Two Parent Employment Program (TPEP) are exempt from cooperation with DCSS when both parents of all the children in the budgetary unit are in the home. Do not refer these participants to DCSS for compliance prior to TPEP approval.
 
For cases where the CA parent or specified relative is keyed OU in the PT field on SEPA, all the following apply:
 
Absent parent screens must be completed during the interview.
Key the CO DCSS Cooperation Code in the AF COOPERATION CODE field on APPD.
Do not refer these participants to DCSS for compliance prior to CA approval.
Advise the CA parent or specified relative of the non-public assistance DCSS locator services(g).
The cooperation date is not required to approve the CA benefits.
 
NOTE Document the case file with the reason for the exemption.