As of January 1, 2014, the Missouri Employment and Training Program (METP) became a self-initiated program. The METP program serves Food Stamp participants who voluntarily enroll.
EU members who volunteer to participate in METP are coded:
- 24 in the code field and EIV (exempt immediate volunteer) in the status field on the Employment Assessment (EMPLOY/FMMS) screen or
- 22 in the code field and MIV (mandatory immediate volunteer) in the status field on the Employment Assessment (EMPLOY/FMMS) screen.
EXCEPTION: Temporary Assistance participants who receive Food Stamps are not allowed to volunteer for the METP. Refer TA participants to the Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) program.
NOTE: Food Stamp benefits cannot be sanctioned for participants that volunteer and then fail to participate.