Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Wisconsin Works (W-2) Manual
22.214.171.124 Determining the Date of Noncooperation
A FEPFinancial and Employment Planner must close a case when a participant fails to cooperate with specific W-2Wisconsin Works program requirements without good cause. The specific cooperation requirements are:
1. A W-2 participant may be required to search for unsubsidized employment throughout his or her participation in a W-2 employment position. (See 2.9.1)
2. A W-2 participant may be required, as determined by the FEP, to apply for and accept other public assistance programs or resources that may be available, prior to being determined eligible for W-2 services or during W-2 participation. (See 2.6.1)
3. If an EPEmployability Plan review does not occur before the date the EP is set to expire because the participant fails to keep an EP review appointment without good cause.
4. The FEP and the participant have not had any contact for at least 30 consecutive calendar days and the FEP has made repeated and varied attempts to contact the participant at the participant’s home, assigned worksite or the location of any other assigned activities. “Repeated” attempts means the FEP or another W-2 agency representative must make weekly attempts, at least. “Varied” attempts means a combination of attempts to contact, such as worksite visits, home visits, phone calls, letters, etc.
For policies regarding noncooperation with paternity establishment and child support enforcement services, see 15.3.2.
The date of noncooperation is the date that the participant was provided to cooperate with W-2 program requirements (see 11.4.1).
Last Updated: 10/30/18
Policy Effective: 10/27/18