Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Application Process




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The Application Process Consists of:


        Make applications available to individuals who request an application in person.


        Mail the application on the same day an application request is received by mail, phone, FAX, or on-line.


        The Families First application process begins with a signed request for assistance on the Departmentís Family Assistance application form HS-0169.


        DHS will accept signed and dated applications received in the county office.The application may be received in person, by mail, by fax, or on-line.The application file date will be the date the application is received in the county office, either by fax, mail, person, or on-line.The file date for a faxed application includes holidays and weekends.Faxed applications that contain the applicantís name, address, and handwritten signature are acceptable.Receipt of an original application in addition to the fax is not required.


        The application can be used for all Family Assistance programs.The applicant indicates the particular program for which he/she wishes to apply.



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