Ops Memo 2012-32: TAFDC and EAEDC – Accepting Copies of Medicals and Disability Supplements for DES


TAFDC and EAEDC clients who claim a medical disability must complete
medical and/or disability supplement forms as a condition of eligibility.
Under prior guidance, clients were required to provide originals signed by the
client and/or competent medical authority.

Effective immediately, faxed, scanned and photo copies of the original,
signed forms can be accepted by case managers as acceptable forms of

Disability Evaluation Services (DES) will also accept faxed, scanned and
photo copies of these forms. If the copies of the forms appear to be
questionable or altered in any way, DTA or DES should ask for the original
forms before making a final eligibility determination.

The change noted in this Operations Memo does not change any policy
regarding accepting other verifications including the requirement that the
Department must have original signatures on cash applications.

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