Joint CBPP/APHSA Conference Call Series:
Click on the links below to navigate the materials for each call in the series

Call #1: Identifying TANF Recipients with Disabilities that Interfere with Work or Program Participation

Call #2: Toward a Better Understanding of and Response to Noncompliance for Recipients with Disabilities

Call #3: Helping Recipients Navigate the SSI Application Process New


Call #1: Identifying TANF Recipients with Disabilities that Interfere with Work or Program Participation

Handouts and Materials:

» Listen to an audio file of the call (.mp3)
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» Identifying TANF Recipients with Disabilities and Cognitive Limitations: Step 1 – Recognizing “Red Flags," by Mary Hanley
» Screening for Hidden Disability in Single Parent Families, by Barbara Guess Connors
presentation slides (.ppt) and handout (.doc)

Call #2: Toward a Better Understanding of and Response to Noncompliance for Recipients with Disabilities

Handouts and Materials:

» Listen to an audio file of the call (.mp3)
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» Identifying TANF Recipients with Disabilities and Cognitive Limitations:
Step 2 – Looking Deeper: Functional Assessment

by Mary Hanley, Ramsey County
» Providing Work Opportunities and Support for TANF Recipients with Disabilities
by Michelle Derr, Mathematica Policy Research Inc.

Sample Functional Needs Assessments
Mary Hanley has provided five sample functional needs assessments with all identifying information removed to maintain client confidentiality. The clients described in samples 1-4 have applied for SSI, but the goal for three out of the four (all except the client described in Sample 2) is to work at least part-time with supports. The client described in the last sample assessment (Sample 5) was not considered disabled enough to meet the SSI criteria. The plan for this individual included mental health treatment and physical rehabilitation with a longer-range goal of regaining her capacity to work in a commercial kitchen as she had done prior to a serious car accident.

You can contact Mary Hanley at 651.266.4391 or mary.hanley@co.ramsey.mn.us.

Functional Assessment sample 1
Functional Assessment sample 2
Functional Assessment sample 3
Functional Assessment sample 4
Functional Assessment sample 5


New Call #3: Helping Recipients Navigate the SSI Application Process

Handouts and Materials:

» Listen to an audio file of the call (.mp3)
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» Assisting Disabled TANF Participants to Apply for Social Security Benefits - by Mary Hanley (presentation handouts)
» A Case Manager's Manual for Assisting Adults who are Homeless, with Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Applications.  This manual was created for the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by Policy Research Associates, Inc. While it was written for case managers working with homeless individuals, it provides detailed information on how to help those with mental illness apply for SSI and SSDI benefits. http://www.prainc.com/SOAR/tools/manual.asp
» Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation - TANF Program Annual Report: The annual report and executive summary provide data on the full range of activities that the Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation engages in with respect to TANF clients, including the SSI advocacy worked discussed on the conference call.
Click for: Executive Summary (4pp) and Annual Report (13pp)