TAFDC Good Cause Medical
Statement (TAFDC-GCMS) - TAFDC
TAFDC Good Cause Medical Statement
is used when a TAFDC client who requests a disability exemption is not
eligible for presumptive disability benefits because they were previously
denied a disability exemption claim (within the past 60-month period),
but has a health condition or illness which prevents him/her from meeting
work program requirements, TAFDC Employment Development Plan (EDP) requirements,
or time limit extension work activity requirements.
If the client
is requesting an extension of time-limited benefits, the TAFDC-GCMS
can be used to excuse the applicant from meeting the work activities
related to qualifying for the extension of time-limits.
the client is not requesting an extension of time-limited benefits,
the TAFDC-GCMS can be used to prevent the client from being sanctioned
for not meeting work program requirements while pending a disability
determination by Disability Evaluation Services (DES).
TAFDC-GCMS must be signed by a competent medical authority certifying
that the client has a health condition or illness that will last longer
than 30 days that prevents him/her from meeting the work program requirement,
requirements of a TAFDC EDP or work activities related to qualifying for
a TAFDC time limit extension. The
TAFDC-GCMS must indicate the length of the good cause period. However,
the good cause period will end once the final disability determination
is made by DES.
Disability Policy and
Procedures - TAFDC
Update: November 27, 2019