When a natural disaster occurs, the county office telephones Office Support Services (OSSD) Risk Management Unit with pertinent information as to the type and location of the disaster and the approximate number of families who may require TANF‑EA. Applications are taken but not processed until Family Support Services Division (FSSD) is notified that the emergency funds have been approved. • 1 The FSSD notifies the local office when applications are to be processed. Form FSS-1 (new form number 08MP001E), Comprehensive Application and Review, is completed for every request for TANF-EA. • 2
Processing of the application must be completed as soon as possible, but cannot exceed 15 working days. The applicant is notified of certification or denial by computer-generated notices.