IM-117 07/31/00 EXPANDED FOOD STAMP METP
|EXPANDED FOOD STAMP METP
MANUAL REVISION #22, WORKFORCE LINKAGE AND JOB SEARCH COMPONENTS
IMNL SECTION 1105.025.05.10, 1105.025.10 and 1105.025.15.05
|The new contract with the Division of
Workforce Development (formerly known as the Division of Employment Security)
is expanded to provide employment and training activities to food stamp
participants in seven additional counties. Workforce Linkage Workshops
or similar type of workshops, Job Search Activities, and Job Development/Placement
is being offered to mandatory and/or voluntary food stamp participants
who are NOT able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) in Boone, Buchanan,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Greene, Howell, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson,
St. Francois, Scott, and St. Louis Counties, and St. Louis City.
IMNL Section 1105.025.15.05 is revised to reflect this change.
Food stamp participants selected to participate in these components must comply unless they meet a work registration exemption or have good cause. Participants who fail to comply when called in by the Division of Workforce Development and do not meet a work registration exemption or have good cause are subject to sanctioning policy. Refer to IMNL Sections 1105.025.30.05-1105.025.30.25.
Sections 1105.025.05.10 and 1105.025.10 are revised to change reference to the Division of Employment Security to the Division of Workforce Development.
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close the case or reject the application and record the reason.
9. The individual is subject to or is participating in Temporary Assistance case management activities. The case management services can be provided by Self-Sufficiency Case Managers, Futures Case Managers, contracted providers or Welfare to Work agencies. (code 16)
1105.025.05.10 Household Members
Excluded from Work Registration
Consider the following persons as work registered, but due to the impracticality of completing a successful job search, education, or training program, excluded from participation in an employment and training program component(s):
1. Individuals with a temporary mental or physical disability that is expected to last less than 60 days. Re-evaluate these persons at the end of 60 days. Temporary disabilities include acute mental problem(s) or emotional strain (such as caused by the death of a family member) or any medical condition that hinders a person from working (such as a broken limb). If the disability lasts more than 60 days, exempt the individual. (code 05)
under any single item of the previous criteria, but are prevented from participation due to a combination of employment-related barriers or personal hardships (for example, participants with no permanent address due to a personal or natural disaster and in a temporary residence). Identify a minimum of two marginal impediments to employment and/or training. Taken separately, the impediments are not sufficient reasons for exemption or exclusion but, taken together, represent a significant employment barrier or create a situation in which employment and training participation cannot be required without substantial personal hardship. Use worker judgment in determining eligibility for this exclusion. (code 34)
Individuals over the age of 15 and under
age 60 (ages 16-59) who are determined
Household members required to work register must:
1. Which household members are able bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) ages 18 to 50. These individuals are:
Determine which METP components are available to the mandatory participants in the county in which they reside. Make the most appropriate referrals by completing a Household Member Assessment (IM-101) with the applicant. Entering the work registration code on the FSU5 approval transaction generates the METP referral to JTPA, MJET, and Division of Workforce Development (DWD). Refer participants to ABE using the IM-101A. DJP referrals may be made anytime there is an appropriate job opportunity for the individual. The appropriate referral is determined by whether the individual is an ABAWD and the assessment (IM-101) completed on the participant. A monthly system generated listing of mandatory work registrants is provided to the counties. This listing may also be used to make DJP referrals.
The following quidelines are provided to assist in determining the appropriate METP component for mandatory participants.
1. Individuals who do not have a high school diploma, GED or they want to improve their reading or math skills:b. Other Mandatory Work Registrants:
o MJET (in Southeast Missouri)
b. Other Mandatory Work Registrants:o MJET (in St. Charles County and Southeast Missouri)b. Other Mandatory Work Registrants:
Upon completion of a component, ABAWDs should be reassessed for possible enrollment into another component that will allow them to meet the work requirement if they wish to continue receiving benefits.o MJET (in Southeast Missouri)
Explain to the applicant, during the assessment,
the importance of contacting his/her worker if s/he is called in to participate
in a component and is unable to comply. See Work Registration (METP)
Upon completion of the assessment,
refer the food stamp participant to the most
Workforce Linkage and Job Search (JS) Components
Workforce Linkage or similar type workshops and Job Search are components operated by Division of Workforce Development (DWD) providing supervised employer contacts for mandatory work registrants. In Boone, Buchanan, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Greene, Howell, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, St. Francois, St. Louis County, Scott, and St. Louis City, approval of the food stamp application and entry of work registration code "22" initiates referral to DWD of individuals. Mandatory registrants living in counties surrounding those listed above, who live one hour or less from the DWD offices, may also be called in to participate. DWD begins the enrollment process by selecting participants and sending an automated call-in letter to the individual. DWD staff completes an assessment of the individual during the call-in interview.
DWD offers five Workforce Linkage workshops. Work registrants called in to participate in Workforce Linkage must attend three days. They may choose to attend all five days.
Workforce Linkage Workshops include:
develop an employability plan outlining the steps to be taken in order to achieve a chosen career goal.