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1140.005.45 Reduction in the Number of Hours Worked by an EU Member Subject to the 18 to 49 year old (ABAWD)

IM-#53, August 09, 2018,  IM-#52 May 30, 2013IM-#24 March 16, 2007IM-#79 August 17, 2006IM-#80 August 27, 2004IM-#75 June 20, 2002

When it is reported that the number of hours worked by an ABAWD EU 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 EU 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 EU member has used all non-work months, take action to remove the individual from the EU or close the case.