Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Time Limits




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        Obtain sufficient information during the eligibility interview to establish the time limit exemption status of the assistance unit.


        Explain the 60-month lifetime time limit to the client at each application/renewal. Remind the AU of the number of countable months left in their current 60-month period of eligibility.


        Evaluate reasons for extensions; continue eligibility or terminate benefits as appropriate; and, if the AU closes, evaluate for TCC.


Evaluate the time count prior to receipt of assistance to determine its impact, if any, on the current request for assistance.



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