Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Wisconsin Works (W-2) Manual
18.104.22.168 Restoring 24-Month Time Limits
Participation in a TEMPTrial Employment Match Program, CSJCommunity Service Job, or W-2 TW-2 Transition employment position is limited to 24 cumulative months. Each employment position has its own 24-month placement time limit and, therefore, a participant has 24 months in each of the placement types. If the individual’s payment is reduced, even to $0, the month in the placement still counts toward the 24-month placement time limit. There are also times when a participant is in a CMCCustodial Parent of an Infant placement and the month(s) counts toward a 24-month placement time limit. (See 2.10.8)
The 24-month placement time limit is determined by the employment position placement on the last business day of the month. If the W-2 placement on the last business day of the month is not a TEMP, CSJ, or W-2 T, the most recent employment position placement will determine the 24-month placement time limit. The month will still count toward the appropriate 24-month placement time limit if the individual participated even one day during that month in a TEMP, CSJ or W-2 T.
The 2009-2011 Biennial Budget (2009 Wisconsin Act 28) eliminated the 24-month placement time limit for Trial Jobs, CSJ, and W-2 T employment positions, and, in some instances, CMC placements effective October 30, 2009.
The 2011-2013 Biennial Budget (2011 Wisconsin Act 32) restored the 24-month placement time limit for Trial Jobs, CSJ, W-2 T, and, in some instances, CMC placements effective January 1, 2012. The restored language is the same language that was eliminated under 2009 Wisconsin Act 28.
For a 26-month time period (November 2009 through December 2011), there were no 24-month employment position placement time limits. However, while the 24-month placement time limit was eliminated during this time period, the Department of Children and Families continued to count months that participants accumulated in these W-2 employment positions for both federal and state time limits (as applicable) in CARES and displays this count in the Time Limit Tracking application under the category of NO24.
Page Last Updated: 08/07/17
Policy Effective Date: 08/07/17