Attachment 1:


ADDENDUM I (Addenda 3 and 4) - Adult and Dislocated Worker Information

Eligibility

Eligibility is a key component of WIA administration and oversight. Enrollment of non-eligible participants may result in disallowed costs, which the Grant Recipient, (CLEO), may ultimately be required to repay from non-federal or non-State funding sources. It is therefore critical that files be reviewed early in the process to avoid improperly moving a participant through the system and incurring disallowed costs.

Adult and Dislocated Worker enrollment has two primary common eligibility elements:

  1. An adult is defined as an individual 18 years of age or older. Documentation verifying date of birth must be provided.
    • Baptismal Record
    • Birth Certificate
    • Driver's License
    • Federal, State or Local Government Identification Card with date of birth
    • Hospital Record of Birth
    • Passport
    • Public Assistance/Social Services Record
  2. Male U.S. citizens and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. This can be verified through the Selective Service web page (www.sss.gov). If an individual did not register and is now 26 or older, he may not be denied any benefit if he can "show by a preponderance of evidence" that his failure to register was not knowing and willful. He must offer as much evidence supporting his case, and as much detail, as possible. The LWIA may approve enrollment based upon the veracity of this evidence and a report and documentation should be retained in the file. (For more detail see Selective Service web page Q & As “WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU DID NOT REGISTER AND ARE NOW 26 OR OLDER?”)

Additionally, for an employed Adult or Dislocated Worker to be eligible for intensive services their earnings prior to registration must be below the LWIB self-sufficiency rate, which is set by each local WIB. (Documentation must be in the file verifying income level whether based on hourly wage or yearly income).

For a Dislocated Worker to be eligible, one of the following additional eligibility elements must be documented:

  1. Laid off or terminated and collecting or eligible to collect Unemployment Insurance and unlikely to return to a previous occupation or industry.
  2. Laid off or terminated as the result of a mass layoff or plant closing.
  3. Self-Employed but unemployed because of the area’s general economic conditions or because of a natural disaster.
  4. Displaced Homemaker as defined by the Act (see WIA Section 101 (10) for definition).
  5. Dislocated due to foreign trade (Trade Act eligible).

Note: The additional elements outlined above summarize the general eligibility categories listed in statute. See Workforce Investment Act Title I; Subtitle A--Workforce Investment Definitions Section 101 -- for further detail regarding Dislocated Worker eligibility. It is also critical that dislocation information is entered into the Work History screen in the Customer Detail Section of OSOS with the appropriate Dislocated Worker categories as noted above. Non-OSOS users will also be required to provide this information to the State so it is imperative their system is able to provide the data for validation purposes.