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1.4.4  Determining Eligibility and Making a W-2 Placement

No later than seven working days after the first meeting with the applicant, the FEP must determine W-2 eligibility using all financial and nonfinancial eligibility criteria. (See Chapter 2 and Chapter 3) In extenuating circumstances, when the applicant needs additional time to gather verification, the agency can extend the eligibility process for up to 30 days from the date the agency receives the signed Application Registration form. (See 4.1.3)

Included in the nonfinancial eligibility criteria are two activities that the RS or the FEP may assign:

During this same seven-day time frame, the FEP must also work with the applicant to determine the most appropriate W-2 placement.

To make the most appropriate placement decision, the FEP discusses and reviews with the applicant the:

The FEP must make a placement determination no later than 12 working days after the date the agency receives the signed Application Registration form. The W-2 agency must not extend the timeframe past the 12 working days (five days to meet with the FEP and seven days for the FEP to make an eligibility determination and placement) to accommodate a lengthier job search. W-2 agencies must not use the up-front job search requirement to delay eligibility determination or placement. (See 2.9.2.2)

 

 

 

Page Last Updated:  04/25/17
Policy Effective Date:  04/25/17