.08 Student Exemption
 
(01/01/17 - 12/31/17)
Individuals enrolled in and attending a school, training program or college at least-half time are exempt from ABAWD work requirements.
 
EXCEPTION
The participant is not eligible for this exemption when the educational activities are the result of the NA Employment and Training Program.
 
Half-time attendance defined by the institution. The school’s definition of half-time can be determined through direct contact with the school or from official school publications.
 
When there is no official definition of a half-time student, use either of the following as the definition:
 
The minimum number of hours required to be considered full time by the school, divided by two.
The average number of hours spent in class by a full time student in the same course, divided by two.
 
Participants who attend vocational training classes or General Educational Development (GED) classes in order to prepare for the GED examination are eligible for the student exemption.
 
NOTE Participants attending GED class are eligible regardless of the number of hours per week the classes meet.
 
Participants who attend a school that has an established program that allows attendance via the Internet are eligible for this exemption. The participant must be meeting the school's attendance requirements.
 
NOTE Correspondence classes and self-study do not qualify a participant for this exemption.
 
Consider the participant exempt during normal periods of class attendance, vacation, and recess, until the participant meets one of the following:
 
Graduates
Is suspended
Is expelled
Drops out
Expresses an intention not to register for the next normal school term (excluding summer sessions)
 
Verification of attendance at least half-time may be obtained as follows:
 
Collateral contact documentation that includes the date of contact, name and title of the informant.
Completion by the institution of the Verification of School Registration (FA‑075) form.
Completion by the institution of the School Attendance Verification (C014) notice sent to the participant.
Official School publications.
 
Key ST in the WERE EXPT RSN FS field.