Temporary Assistance/Case Management

0205.050.25.20 Job Quit or Refusal

IM-#76 May 11, 2000

Both parents must not have quit a job or refused, without good cause, a bona fide offer of either full-time or part-time employment for which he/she is qualified.  Both parents must not have refused, without good cause, education or training for work, Vocational Rehabilitation, or special work projects that may be offered to him/her.

Reject the application if a parent, who is not disabled, in a two parent family, applying for Temporary Assistance benefits for his/her family quit a job or refused, without good cause, a bona fide offer of employment, training or education for work, Vocational Rehabilitation, or special work projects made within the 30-day period prior to the date of application.

A bona fide job offer is one made by a prospective employer in good faith that could immediately be filled if the unemployed parent accepted the offer.

Verify the offer of employment by a written or oral statement from the prospective employer.  Record verified information about job offers that are declined.  The narrative must explain the suitability of offered work for this particular person, and whether the refusal was made with or without good cause.  See the Case Management section for good cause guidelines.