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Combined Manual


GLOSSARY: VICTIM...

ISSUE DATE: 08/2012
Revision #5

VICTIM OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
A person who has been subjected to FAMILY VIOLENCE. See FAMILY VIOLENCE in 0002.23 (Glossary: Fair Hearing...).

VISTA

Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is known as AmeriCorps VISTA. See 0015.30 (Excluded Assets - Payments Under Federal Law), 0017.15.78 (National And Community Service Trust Act), 0017.15.87 (AmeriCorps Payments) for more information on AMERICORPS.

VOCATIONAL SPECIALIST

GA :A counselor of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development or Division of Rehabilitation Services, or another qualified person who advises people about occupational goals and employment. This includes Job Service counselors, vocational rehabilitation counselors, certified employment and training providers who counsel people on employment issues, or other similarly qualified individuals.

VOLAGs

RCA : See Voluntary Agencies (VOLAGs) below.

VOLUNTARY AGENCIES (VOLAGs)

RCA :Voluntary Agencies (VOLAGs) administer the provisions of RCA. VOLAGs are responsible, under contract with the U.S. Department of State, for providing refugees with initial housing, food, clothing and shelter immediately after arrival in the United States. See 0030.01 (Voluntary Agencies (VOLAGs)).

VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE

See 0011.03.24 (Non-Citizens - Lawfully Residing People).

VOUCHER

A written guarantee by the COUNTY AGENCY to pay a VENDOR for goods or services and used instead of a cash payment to a CLIENT.

VULNERABLE ADULTS

GA :A person age 18 or older who is a resident or patient of a facility; OR a person age 18 or older who receives services at or from a licensed facility who, regardless of residence, is unable or unlikely to report abuse or neglect without assistance because of mental or physical impairment or emotional status.

WAGE MATCH

An IEVS exchange with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development completed quarterly for participants and monthly for applicants of federal programs. It provides information on wages earned in Minnesota.

WAGE GARNISHMENT

A legal withholding of a specified sum from wages to satisfy a creditor.

WAIVER

A suspension or change of an eligibility requirement in a client's case.

WARD

A person under direct court protection or under court protection through a guardian.

WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM

The structures required to provide water to and dispose of sewage from a home.

WB

See WORK BENEFIT PROGRAM below.

WELFARE FRAUD

Obtaining ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS by deceit or misrepresentation.

WIA (WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT)

See WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA) below.

WIC (WOMEN, INFANTS and CHILDREN)

See WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN NUTRITION PROGRAM (WIC) below.

WINNINGS

SNAP: A cash award received without making a monetary investment, such as a "no purchase necessary to enter or win". See 0017.15.30 (Lump Sum Income).

WITHHOLDING OF DEPORTATION OR REMOVAL

See 0011.03.18 (Non-Citizens - People Fleeing Persecution).

WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC) PROGRAM

A federal program authorized by the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to provide nutritious food and nutrition education to low income pregnant and postpartum women and their children. (In this instance, "postpartum" means up to 6 months after termination of pregnancy.) See 0029.07.09 (Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program).

WORK BENEFIT PROGRAM (WB)

A monthly cash benefit for families who have exited DWP or MFIP and are working a required number of hours with income below 200% FPG.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

An employer-paid insurance program that covers the medical expenses and lost wages of workers injured on the job.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA)

A national workforce preparation and employment system designed to integrate, coordinate, and improve employment, training, literacy, and vocational rehabilitation programs delivered through the 1-stop (Workforce Center) system. See 0017.15.18 (WorkForce Investment Act (WIA) Income) for more information.

WORKFORCE ONE

A consolidated web-based case management and management information system that enables the delivery of Employment and Training services within the Minnesota workforce development system. WORKFORCE ONE is used by Employment Counselors for the MFIP, DWP, and FSET programs. WORKFORCE ONE is also used by other Employment and Training program staff.

WORK HISTORY

See RECENT WORK HISTORY in 0002.53 (Glossary: Qualified...).

WORK-RELATED EXPENSES

The amount withheld or paid for: state and federal income taxes; FICA; mandatory retirement fund deductions; dependent care costs; transportation costs to and from work at the amount allowed by the IRS for personal car mileage; costs of work uniforms, union dues, and medical insurance premiums; costs of tools and equipment used on the job; the costs of meals eaten during employment; public liability insurance required by an employer when an automobile is used in employment and the cost is not reimbursed by the employer; and the amount paid by an employee from personal funds for business costs not reimbursed by the employer. See 0018.06 (Work Expense Deductions) for specific program provisions.

WORK STUDY

Federal or non-federally funded employment arranged for students by a POST SECONDARY SCHOOL. See 0017.15.36 (Student Financial Aid Income).

A program operated or approved by a SECONDARY SCHOOL (high school) or its equivalent which allows students to earn academic credit for employment.


YOUTH COMMUNITY CONSERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

A federal employment and training program.

YOUTH INCENTIVE ENTITLEMENT PROJECT

A federal employment and training program.


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