J TPEP Work Program Exemptions
 
(12/01/15 –01/31/16)
Determine the exempt status of each Two Parent Employment Program (TPEP) parent for new applications, at renewal, and when requested by Jobs program staff.
 
The following participants are exempt:
 
A parent under age 18, or a parent age 18 and a student that expects to complete school before reaching age 19.
 
Key AG in the PAR/EXEM field next to the eligible participant on WORW.
 
EXCEPTION
A minor who is the head of household or the spouse(g) of the head of household is NOT exempt. Key RM in the PAR/EXEM field on WORW.
 
Enrolled tribal members living within the geographic area defined by the tribe as its Jobs Work Program area. (See Tribal NEW)
Key RT in the PAR/EXEM field on WORW.
A participant who is working an average of 30 hours or more per week in unsubsidized employment(g). The employment must pay at least minimum wage and last at least 30 days.
Key EM in the PAR/EXEM field on WORW.
The exemption continues when there is a break in employment expected to last no longer than ten workdays(g). When a break in employment exists the following apply:
Request the verification to support that the break in employment will not be longer than ten workdays.
Redetermine the participant’s exempt status when they have not returned to work after ten days.
Explain to the participant that they can volunteer to participate in the Jobs Program.
When the participant volunteers to participate, key Y in the VOL field on WORW.