Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Manual – Table of Contents

1105.025.05.15 EU Members Excluded from Work Registration

IM-#103 October 4, 2004,   IM-#9, February 6, 2002,  IM-#117 July 31, 2000,  IM-#32 April 1, 1999

The following persons are mandatory work registrants under federal regulations. However, Missouri policy excludes them due to the impracticality of completing a successful job search, education, or training program.

NOTE: These individuals may volunteer to participate in the Missouri Employment and Training Program. If they volunteer, enter code 22 in the code field and MIV (mandatory immediate volunteer) in the status field on the Employment Assessment (EMPLOY/FMMS) screen.

Individuals who are mandated to comply with work requirements, but who are excluded work registrants are EU members who:

  • Have a temporary mental or physical disability that is expected to last less than 60 days. Re-evaluate these individuals at the end of 60 days. Temporary disabilities include acute mental problem(s) or emotional strain (such as caused by the death of a family member) or any medical condition that hinders a person from working (such as a broken limb). If the disability lasts more than 60 days, exempt the individual. code 05
  • Live in a remote area defined as more than two-hour round trip from home to an METP site, or other program component site. Mileage may vary due to driving difficulty. code 08
  • Are pregnant. code 11
  • Are a VISTA volunteer participating in the program at least 30 hours per week and receiving minimal compensation. code 12
  • Have a temporary condition or circumstance/good cause and who are unable to participate in Job Search and Job Search Training for less than 60 days are excluded. code 18
  • Have METP-related childcare expenses in excess of $200 per child under age two or $175 per child age two or over. (If the charge for even one child exceeds these amounts, the EU is entitled to this exclusion.) code 21
  • Lack transportation. They have no personal car, no available public transportation, and no other means of transportation to a possible job site, or METP component activity. code 30
  • Are a migrant or seasonal farm worker during the season of work. code 31
  • Lack adequate child care. The existence of a Protective Service case is sufficient to grant this exclusion. code 32
  • Have circumstance requiring a parent to be in the home. Circumstances may be, but are not limited to, alcoholism of another family member, reported child abuse, or neglect, etc. The existence of a Protective Service case due to child abuse or neglect is sufficient to establish this exclusion. code 33
  • Has a minimum of two marginal impediments to employment and training and are not qualified for an employment and training exemption/exclusion under any single criteria, but are prevented from participation due to the combination of employment-related barriers or personal hardships. Use worker judgment in determining eligibility for this exclusion. code 34

    EXAMPLE: Participants with no permanent address due to a personal or natural disaster and in a temporary residence.

    EXAMPLE: A woman who is a single head of EU and has marginal language abilities or marginal mental deficiencies, and/or young children between the ages of 6 and 15, and/or questionable after-school arrangements for the care of her children, meets this exclusion criteria.