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1 Post-employment Support Services Agency for Workforce Innovation Statewide Training Spring 2005

2 Definition Support services designed to help TANF eligible individuals retain employment, upgrade skills and increase earningsSupport services designed to help TANF eligible individuals retain employment, upgrade skills and increase earnings  Transitional Childcare  Transitional Transportation  Transitional Education and Training  Other RWB funded services

3 Transitional Support Services Each participant must be informed of the availability of transitional services, how to obtain transitional services and eligibility requirements  Orientation  Opportunities and Obligations Each participant must be informed prior to case closure  Transitional Employment Letter

4 Transitional Support Services Each participant who is determined ineligible for cash assistance due to noncompliance with work activity requirements shall be contacted about compliance and work activity requirementsEach participant who is determined ineligible for cash assistance due to noncompliance with work activity requirements shall be contacted about compliance and work activity requirements Sanctioned individuals are not eligible for transitional servicesSanctioned individuals are not eligible for transitional services The RWB may develop an LOP to provide services to the Working Needy PoorThe RWB may develop an LOP to provide services to the Working Needy Poor

5 Transitional Education and Training Former recipients of TCA who are working or actively seeking employment may receive non-assistance to upgrade their skills through education or trainingFormer recipients of TCA who are working or actively seeking employment may receive non-assistance to upgrade their skills through education or training Support services, such as childcare, may be authorized for a participant who is employed and going to schoolSupport services, such as childcare, may be authorized for a participant who is employed and going to school How the childcare is provided (referral or TANF funds) depends on the participant’s statusHow the childcare is provided (referral or TANF funds) depends on the participant’s status Only non-assistance can be providedOnly non-assistance can be provided

6 Non-Assistance Federal law allows the State to provide non-assistance to eligible families to serve one of the four purposes of TANF The RWB must develop a local operating procedure regarding post- employment services and eligible populations

7 Non-Assistance Cannot provide for basic on-going needs  Non-recurrent short term benefits designed to deal with an emergency need  Support services for employed families  Work subsidies (paid through a third party)

8 Scenario Jenny left cash assistance due to earnings in January of She is currently not working, but she would like to go back to school so she can get a better jobJenny left cash assistance due to earnings in January of She is currently not working, but she would like to go back to school so she can get a better job  Can the RWB provide job search assistance?  Can the RWB provide transportation assistance?  Can the RWB provide child care?  Can the RWB pay for her classes? REMEMBER: THE LOP OF THE RWB ALWAYS APPLIES!

9 Transitional Transportation Former WT participants may receive transportation services to maintain and sustain employment or educational opportunitiesFormer WT participants may receive transportation services to maintain and sustain employment or educational opportunities The RWB may only provide non- assistanceThe RWB may only provide non- assistance Transitional transportation may only be provided up to 2 yearsTransitional transportation may only be provided up to 2 years The RWB LOP may limit provisionsThe RWB LOP may limit provisions

10 Transitional Child Care Transitional childcare may be provided to former recipients of TCA, individuals who were redirected from cash assistance by Up- Front Diversion, or individuals who received Relocation Assistance

11 Transitional Child Care Former Recipients of TCAFormer Recipients of TCA  The WT participant left the WT program and TCA closed with earnings  The participant secured employment prior to case closure  The RWB is responsible for determining eligibility, do not rely on DCF closure codes

12 Transitional Child Care Up-Front DiversionUp-Front Diversion  The applicant is provided applicant child care to secure employment and comply with WT Work Registration requirements  The applicant must secure employment prior to receiving TCC within 90 days of the date the Up-Front Diversion process was started

13 Transitional Child Care Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance  If the individual is an applicant, (s)he may receive applicant childcare to secure employment and comply with WT Work Registration requirements  If the individual is a TCA recipient, (s)he may receive WT child care until TCA terminates  Once the individual relocates, (s)he may receive job search child care for 30 days  To receive TCC, employment must be obtained within 90 days after receipt of the Relocation Assistance payment

14 Child Care Transitional child care is provided on a referral form Child care for those who are not eligible for a transitional child care referral must be paid out of local TANF funds CAUTION!

15 Scenario John leaves TCA with earnings in January John returns to the One-Stop Career Center and is still employed. John provides proof of current earnings. John needs child care to continue working. Can John receive TCC?John leaves TCA with earnings in January John returns to the One-Stop Career Center and is still employed. John provides proof of current earnings. John needs child care to continue working. Can John receive TCC?

16 Scenario Sandy leaves TCA with a sanction. Sandy is allowed to comply and left her level 2 sanction starting today. Sandy enters the One-Stop Career Center with an employment verification and wants to comply to lift her sanction. Can Sandy get TCC?Sandy leaves TCA with a sanction. Sandy is allowed to comply and left her level 2 sanction starting today. Sandy enters the One-Stop Career Center with an employment verification and wants to comply to lift her sanction. Can Sandy get TCC?

17 Transitional Services To receive a transitional child care referral or other services as a “transitional participant”, the family must retain eligibility requirements Remain below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level Meet the definition of family

18 Post Employment Services Other non-assistance that can be provided includeOther non-assistance that can be provided include  Job search aid  Resume building  Referrals to WIA or other programs  Educational information  ADVOCACY


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