Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Timeliness Standards




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The standard for completing applications for Families First will be no later than 45 days from the date the AU or its representative files the application.


An opportunity to participate in the Families First Program consists of providing eligible assistance units with a cash payment within 45 days after the completed application is filed.  An opportunity to participate has been provided if the Families First check is mailed prior to or on the 45th day after the application is filed.  A check is mailed the first work day following the day the authorization is completed.



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