Certain payments made to clients participating in employment and training services such as Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs, Employment Services Program (ESP) or from other state agencies and organizations are disregarded in part when determining a household’s eligibility and benefit level. Payments intended to reimburse education or training-related costs for specific goods or services are noncountable. These payments cannot be in addition to any other payments intended to reimburse the same expense; any duplicate payments provided are countable Stipends that are received for employment and training that are not intended to reimburse a specific cost are disregarded in part. The first $130 of the monthly stipend must be disregarded and the balance treated as countable unearned income.
This Online Guide Transmittal advises staff of the new Online Guide Page: The Treatment of Certain Payments Made to Clients Participating in Employment and Training Services.
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