Department of Human Services

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Work Requirements

 

Revised:

9.4

BARRIERS TO WORK REQUIREMENTS

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1240-1-3-.43(2)(b)

State Barriers to Work Requirements

 

Caseworkers must use reasonable judgment to determine if a barrier to work requirements exists. When a state exemption is used, the caseworker must document in the running record why this particular exemption was used and, if necessary, how verified.

 

1. Temporary illness or injury an illness or injury of the individual that is temporary in nature and is obvious or verified;

 

2. Temporary disabled disability is temporary in nature and is obvious or verified;

 

3. Temporary emergency may be a family emergency, such as illness or disaster, or an emergency related to the job;

 

4. On call-back to job such as a temporary layoff or plant shutdown for vacation;

 

5. No access to transportation the individual does not have a reliable vehicle, there is no public transportation available, or the individual does not have the resources to use public transportation or buy gas;

 

6. Homeless, without a fixed residence; or

 

7. Non-funded E&T county or other exemption approved by State Office.

 

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