Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Sanction

Failure to Have Immunization and/or Health Checks

Revised:

34.7

POLICY STATEMENT

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Children in Families First AUs (including SSI children) are required to have immunizations and health checks unless there is a good cause reason not to have them.

 

An AU that fails to meet this requirement for one child or all children in the AU and does not have good cause will have a 20% sanction applied to the assistance unit cash payment.  The 20% sanction will apply when the AU fails to comply with either or both the immunizations and health check requirements.  The sanction will remain in effect until the AU is in compliance with the immunization and health check requirements.  The budget will have the 20% reduction removed the first possible month following compliance with the requirements.

 

If other sanctions are imposed on the AU at the same time the 20% sanction for immunization and health checks is imposed, the 20% sanction will be applied to the net grant payment.  For example, if the AU has an IPV disqualification or a minor parent sanction, the immunization and health check sanction will be applied to the net grant after the other disqualifications or sanctions are applied.  If the AU also has a 20% sanction for failure to comply with the school attendance requirement, as well as a 20% immunization/health check sanction, the AU will have two separate sanctions, or 40%, reduced from the net grant.

 

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