17.1  Introduction

JALs are short-term interest-free loans that are intended to meet immediate and discrete expenses that are related to obtaining or maintaining employment. W-2 agencies must not use JALs in place of W-2 services or other appropriate financial resources. In order to obtain eligibility for a JAL, the applicant must meet W-2 financial and nonfinancial eligibility and the additional JAL eligibility criterion listed in 17.2.1. There is no entitlement to a JAL.

Local W-2 agencies must approve or deny JAL applications based upon the eligibility criteria outlined in this Chapter. Local agencies may not develop more narrow JAL eligibility guidelines.



History: There are no previous versions of this policy.