VQ/RWE/Refusal of Job Offer – Requirements
(01/01/20 - 12/31/20)
VQ/RWE requirements are as follows:
The participant cannot have quit or refused a job, without good cause, in which one of the following applies:
The participant was employed at least 20 hours per week.
The participant earned income equal to the federal minimum wage multiplied by 20 hours per week.
NOTE This requirement also applies to a TPEP Primary Wage Earner when they have refused a bona fide offer of employment or training within 30 days before the period for which TPEP is to be paid.
The participant cannot have reduced their work effort without good cause. A reduction in work effort occurs when a participant who was working at least 30 hours per week cuts their work hours down to less than 30 hours per week.
The participant cannot be a local, state, or federal government employee who takes part in a strike against their government employer. (See CA Participants Not Considered Strikers and NA Participants Not Considered Strikers)
Reduced Work Effort provision does not apply to NA participants who reduce their work hours to less than 30 hours a week but continue to earn weekly wages that exceed the Federal minimum wage multiplied by 30 hours. (See WORW for work registration status)