For household members who are subject to the work requirement for Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) and are meeting that requirement by working, combining work and participation in a work program, or by participating in a work program, verify the number of hours worked or participated.
Work is defined as paid employment, benefits in lieu of pay (i.e. working in exchange for board), unpaid work, or any combination of the aforementioned totaling 80 hours per month (an average of 20 hours per week).
Follow current policy for verifying income, hours, and rate of pay to project hours worked during the certification period. Examples of verification include:
- written statement from the employer (HC)
- copies of wage stubs (HC)
- phone call to the employer supported by recording in the case record (TC, CC)
The hours worked per week must be included in the verification. If the individual is self-employed (i.e. cleaning houses) the statement provided must include the hours worked.
Enter the appropriate verification code and record any comments on the Training/Work Requirements screen in the eligibility system.