(1) In emergency cases where a person is physically or mentally unable to manage their own funds, the client is referred to other divisions of the department for full care, including guardianship.
(2) In cases where a child is eligible for TANF/SFA and the caretaker relative does not use the benefits for adequate care of the child, the case can be referred to the attorney general to establish a limited guardianship.
(3) Guardianships are used only if it appears there is a need for services that are expected to last longer than two years.
(4) These guardianships are limited to management of DSHS benefits.
(5) The protective payee plan is changed if a guardian is appointed. The guardian is designated as the payee.