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Welcome to the Family Automated Screening Tool
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When you receive cash assistance for your family from the Family Independence Program (FIP), you must participate in employment and/or family strengthening activities up to 40 hours per week. These activities will be part of your Family Self-Sufficiency Plan (FSSP).  Answering the questions on the following pages is the first step in creating your plan.  Your answers will tell us about your family's strengths and needs, and also tell us things you are already doing that could count toward your participation requirements.

When you receive Prevention Services for Families (PSF), your answers to the following questions will help your worker get to know you and identify family strengths as well as potential needs.

You can choose to skip any of the questions; however, the more you tell us about your family, the better we will be able to help you.  Choose “skip” if the question does not apply to you or you do not want to answer the question.

If you do not complete this screening tool, you could lose your cash assistance and your Food Assistance could be reduced.  If you need help completing this tool, ask your Department of Human Services (DHS) or Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH) worker for help.  For the tool to be considered complete, you must choose an answer to every question, even if the answer you choose is “skip.”

Your answers to the Family Automated Screening Tool questions are confidential and cannot be viewed by anyone.  However, information about your family's strengths and potential needs will be transferred to your Family Self-Sufficiency Plan based on how you answer the questions.  This will allow your plan to be specific to your family.  Services provided to you as a result of this Family Automated Screening Tool will only be as useful as the information you provide.
  • For general information about using this tool, click the help General Help icon button in the top right corner of any page.
  • For information about a specific field, click the help Form Field Help icon button beside the field.
  • There is a 20 minute time limit on each page to protect your privacy.
  • You will have a chance to review all of your answers before submitting them.
County where you requested service
Your first name
Your last name (surname)  Click for help on this field
Your date of birth  (Month/Day/Year) / /
Last 4 digits of your social security number
Your client ID
Confirm your client ID

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