FAA2.P Welfare Reform (WERE/CODC/CODF) : 07 Lifetime Benefit Limit (LIBL) and State Benefit Limit (STBL) - Overview : E LIBL/STBL Hardship Extension Eligibility - Overview : .06 LIBL/STBL Hardship Extension Eligibility – Ability to Complete an Educational or Training Program
.06 LIBL/STBL Hardship Extension Eligibility – Ability to Complete an Educational or Training Program
 
(10/01/16 - 11/30/16)
A participant may be eligible for a hardship extension when they meet all of the following:
 
The adult participant is currently attending an educational or training program.
The participant is participating full time in any of the following:
A postsecondary education program of study offered by a university, college, or community college, which will result in an Associates or Bachelor’s degree
A program or course of study offered by a vocational, technical, or recognized school which will result in a diploma or certificate for a job skill directly related to obtaining self supporting employment in a recognized occupation
A job training or employment activity by the Jobs Program Contractor which is consistent with the person’s employability plan
The participant must have started participation in the educational or training program prior to the participant receiving 54 countable months of CA for LIBL and six countable months of cash for STBL.
The participant must demonstrate successful progress toward completion of the educational or training program. Successful progress includes meeting a reasonable time limit for completion of the educational or training program.
The participant must consistently sustain a passing grade or acceptable grade point average, as determined by the educational or training program.
The adult participant is unable to complete the educational or training program unless they continue to receive CA.
 
When verification of the hardship extension reason is received, follow the procedures in LIBL Hardship Extension Keying Procedures and STBL Hardship Extension Keying Procedures.
 
When verification of the hardship extension is not provided, follow the procedures in LIBL Hardship Procedures Extension Requests and STBL Hardship Procedures Extension Requests.
 
WARNING
When the participant provides verification that does not support the hardship extension request, deny the request for hardship extension.