TANF COVID 19 Procedures

Special COVID-19 Procedures Related to TANF

Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI)

SASSI – is an acronym for Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory. This is a tool used in the TANF program to screen individuals for the probability of substance dependence.

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse – a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others.

ELIGIBILITY – Coding for Parent Who Tests Positive for Illegal Substances

The following steps must be done in order and all documentation must be put into the case record. On the Auth AT ASMT tab in FACS: Open a SASSI (K20) authorization for any adult in the TANF benefit household after you have your SASSI results. The assessment result (K57) may be HIGH, INVALID, or LOW […]


Complete and accurate case notes are important whenever you take action on a case or speak with a client. The information below provides important items to document in case notes that are specific to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. New Application/Review Document the application date Record the face to face interview date […]