1140.000.00 Simplified Reporting

1140.005.45 Reduction in the Number of Hours Worked by a Household Member Subject to the 18- Through 49-Year-Old (ABAWD) Work Requirements

IM-53 August 9, 2018; IM-52 May 30, 2013; IM-24 March 16, 2007; IM-79 August 17, 2006; IM-80 August 27, 2004; IM-75 June 20, 2002

When it is reported that the number of hours worked by an ABAWD household member has fallen below an average of 20 hours per week, determine if s/he has become exempt or if the change in hours is temporary. If s/he is not exempt and the change is not temporary:

  • Explore voluntary job quit or work effort reduction, as appropriate. If there has been a work effort reduction or voluntary quit without good cause, take action to sanction the individual. The sanction must be entered even if the case would close for non-work months.
  • If the ABAWD household member has not used all non-work months determine the impact of the reduction in the number of hours worked. Obtain verification if needed and authorize the action.
  • If the ABAWD household member has used all non-work months, take action to remove the individual from the household or close the case.

See 1105.035.00 Work Requirement for 18- Through 49-Year-Olds policy section for more information.