Temporary Assistance/Case Management

0275.020.10.05 Paid Assessments

IM-37 June 17, 2011

To determine if a recipient is able to participate in a specific employment opportunity, paid assessments including employer-required tests are allowed.  These paid assessments are documented through wage stubs, the MWA Assessment Verification form, or the MWA Attendance Log form.  The assessment pay is likely recorded with the “regular” pay on the wage stub and should be transparent.

In cases where the employee has not worked long enough or the employer has not provided written documentation, the case manager records the information on the MWA Employment Verification form. An hour of paid assessment is considered an hour worked at the activity. After documentation is obtained, enter the hours under the Unsubsidized Employment activity on the Participation Hours Verification or Mass Participation Hours Verification screen in the MWA System. The documentation is placed in the paper file. Enter case notes indicating assessment hours for the activity.