1105.000.00 Non-financial Eligibility Requirements

1105.035.30 Evaluating Months for 18- Through 49-Year-Old Training/Work Requirement

IM-53 August 9, 2018; IM-25 March 23, 2017; IM-51 August 31, 2016; IM-100 November 19, 2015; IM-94 October 19, 2015; IM-32 June 16, 2014; IM-08 January 14, 2008; IM-106 December 7, 2006; IM-133 December 21, 2004; IM-194 October 24, 2001; IM-32 April 1, 1999

Evaluate whether an ABAWD is meeting a work requirement at each:

  • Application
  • Recertification
  • Mid-certification review
  • Change in EU composition or change in earned income

Evaluating Months for 18- through 49-Year-Old Training/Work Requirement:

If the answer to any of the below questions is “yes”, the individual is meeting or exempt or waived from the work requirement.  Do not enter non-work months.

  • Is the individual living with a household member under the age of 18?
  • Is the individual physically or mentally unable to work?
  • Is the individual pregnant?
  • Is the individual working 80 hours per calendar month (averaged weekly)?
  • Is the individual participating in a WIA or Trade Act of 1974 program for 80 hours per calendar month (averaged weekly)?
  • Is the individual participating in a WIA or Trade Act of 1974 program in combination with working for 80 hours per calendar month (20 averaged weekly)?
  • Is the individual attending educational classes to obtain a high school diploma or equivalent for 20 hours per week?
  • Did the individual receive pro-rated benefits for the month?
  • Is the individual homeless? (a homeless person who is not otherwise exempt from the work requirements, would still be exempt from the work requirements based on homelessness)

    A Homeless individual means an individual who lacks a fixed and regular nighttime residence or an individual whose primary nighttime residence is:

    1. A supervised shelter designed to provide temporary accommodations (such as a welfare hotel or congregate shelter).
    2. A halfway house or similar institution that provides temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized.
    3. A temporary accommodation for not more than 90 days in the residence of another individual; or
    4. A place not designed for, or ordinarily used, as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (a hallway, a bus station, a lobby or similar places).
  • Is the individual 18 and attending school full time?
  • Is the individual disabled on a temporary or permanent basis per Food Stamp definition described in 1105.035.15 Exemptions to Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents Training/Work Requirement and Verification?
  • Is the individual required to care for an ill or incapacitated person?
  • Is the individual a student enrolled in at least half-time in any recognized secondary, vocational, or technical school, training program, or institution of higher education?
  • Is the individual mentally or physically incapable of engaging in gainful employment?
  • Is the individual participating in TANF work requirement activities?
  • Is the individual receiving unemployment compensation/insurance? Have they applied for benefits? (If they have applied, but are not yet receiving benefits, they are exempt.)
  • Is the individual participating in a substance abuse treatment or rehabilitation program?