Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Sanction

Failure to Have Immunization and/or Health Checks

Revised:

34.7.5

PROCEDURES

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        When it is determined that a child is not receiving immunizations or health checks, contact the caretaker to determine if the information is correct or if there is good cause for failure to meet the immunization and health check requirements. A formal conciliation conference is not required.

 

        If the caretaker provides supporting information to establish good cause within 10 days, do not reduce the grant.

 

        If unable to contact the caretaker or if the caretaker does not provide proof of good cause, take action to reduce the cash grant and notify the AU of the adverse action.

 

        Reduce the grant the first month following the month of the adverse action.

 

        If the immunization and health check requirement is later met, remove the 20% sanction from the grant calculation the first possible month following compliance. This is the next month for all changes made prior to recurring month processing and the second subsequent month for all changes made after recurring month processing. If the compliance is verified before the recurring processing and the grant amount has not been recalculated, issue an auxiliary payment for the month(s) the cash payment is in error.

 

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