Primary Wage Earner (PWE)
(01/01/21 - 12/31/21)
When determining which parent will be the TPEP Primary Wage Earner(g) (PWE), each parent must complete and sign one of the following even when no recent employment is reported:
Recent Employment/Training Background (FAA-0155A) form
OnBase FAA-0155A Unity form
Recent Employment/Training Background (A025) notice
NOTE Base the PWE determination on statements from the FAA‑0155A, A025, or the best evidence that is available.
When the parents earned the same amount of money in the 24-month period complete one of the following and a copy placed in the case file:
Determination of Primary Wage Earner (PWE) (FAA-0155B) form
OnBase FAA-0155B Unity form
Determination of Primary Wage Earner (PWE) (A027) notice
Document the parent that is designated as the PWE on the FAA‑0155A/A025 or FAA-0155B/A027 and place a copy in the case file(g).
The parent designated to be the PWE remains the PWE for each consecutive month the TPEP budgetary unit remains eligible.
When CA is stopped due solely to the six-month TPEP limit, the PWE remains the PWE as long as the family remains TPEP eligible.
When CA is stopped for any other reason and the TPEP eligible participants reapply, determine the PWE.
NOTE The 24-month period before the application month might change.