Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Rights and Responsibilities

Revised:

31.13

RESPONSES TO THE SCREENING TOOL

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If the client’s responses to the screening tool questions indicate the existence of a possible ADA-covered disability, the client does not express an inability to work that would warrant an MEU referral, the client does not want an FSC referral, the kind of accommodation needed is evident and easily provided, and the client agrees that the accommodation is appropriate, the county will:  Bulletin 14, FA-08-10

 

·        Provide the accommodation.

·        Send the client an accommodation notice.

·        Refer the client to a work activity contractor if he or she is not already in an activity.

 

Document the following in the case record:

 

·        Kind of ADA-covered disability.

·        Accommodation requested.

·        Accommodation given.

·        Date accommodation notice sent.

 

If the client’s responses to the screening tool questions indicate the existence of a possible ADA-covered disability, ask the client if he/she would like a referral to Family Services Counseling.  (Refer to the Family Services Counseling Chapter for information regarding these procedures.) 

 

If the client’s responses to the screening tool indicate a physical or mental limitation or difficulty that prevents them from participating in a work or training activity and the client states he/she is unable to work, complete a medical social narrative and refer to the MEU.  The client will be exempt from a work activity until the MEU decision is complete.  

 

If the client states there is a family member living in the home that needs care, complete a Physician’s Statement of Critical Need in the Home along with the medical/mental packet, and refer to the MEU for a decision.  The client will be exempt from a work activity until the MEU decision is complete.  Bulletin 14, FA-08-10

 

If the client’s responses to the screening tool questions indicate the existence of a possible disability, and the kind of accommodation needed is not evident or easily provided at the county office level, the county will attach the screening tool to an email with “ADA Accommodation Consultation Request” in the subject line, and send it to the State Office Accommodations Specialist for consultation.  Bulletin 9, FA-09-08    

 

In the event that the client declines to be screened for disabilities, the case record should be thoroughly documented regarding the client’s refusal.  This refusal will not affect eligibility, but an accommodation cannot be provided unless a secondary screening has been completed.

 

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