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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES/SNAP E&T NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

MFIP:
County agencies have considerable flexibility to design a referral process for MFIP Employment Services (MFIP-ES).

Give or send the Notice of Requirement to Attend MFIP Overview (DHS-2929) (PDF) to clients required to attend the MFIP overview. The Notice of Requirement to Attend MFIP Overview (DHS-2929) (PDF) explains the requirement to attend the overview, the consequences for failure to attend, and appeal information.

Job counselors will explain the additional rights and responsibilities of participating in MFIP-ES, and will distribute the Employment Services - Responsibilities, Rights and Consent (DHS-3172) (PDF) to clients when they attend the overview.


DWP:

County agencies have considerable flexibility to design a referral process for DWP Employment Services.

Within 1 working day of determination that the applicant is eligible for DWP, but before benefits are issued to or on behalf of the family unit, refer all caregivers to Employment Services. The referral must be in writing and must contain ALL the following information:

Notification that applicants are required to develop an Employment Plan as part of the application process or the DWP application will be denied.

The Employment Services Provider name and phone number.

The immediate availability of supportive services, including, but not limited to, child care, transportation, and other work-related aid.

The rights, responsibilities, and obligations of participants in the program, including, but not limited to, the grounds for good cause, the consequences of refusing or failing to participate fully with program requirements, and the appeal process.



SNAP:

At the time you notify the client of eligibility for assistance, give the client who is designated to participate in SNAP E&T a clearly written notice that includes:

The requirement that the client attend an orientation; the date, time, and place of the orientation; and the name and telephone number of a contact person.

The requirement that the client participate in and comply with all SNAP E&T program requirements, and the consequences of not complying.

A statement that assistance will end if the client fails, without good cause, to comply with SNAP E&T program requirements.


No later than 24 hours after determining that a client has failed without good cause to comply with SNAP E&T program requirements, mail or hand deliver the Failure to Comply Notice Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training Program (SNAP E&T) (DHS-3227) (PDF) to the client.

For information on type and length of SNAP E&T sanctions, see 0028.30.06 (Type/Length of SNAP E&T Sanctions).

The county agency must provide the initial notice of orientation. All other advance notices may be provided by the county agency or the SNAP E&T service provider.


MSA, GA, GRH:

No provisions.

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