.05 NA Work Requirement Exemption-Employed
(01/01/20 - 12/31/20)
A participant who meets one of the following employment criteria is exempt from the NA work requirements:
Employed or self-employed for a minimum average of 30 hours weekly. Do not use conversion factors when determining the weekly 30-hour exemption.
Employed with averaged weekly earnings that equal or exceed an amount that is 30 hours multiplied by the Federal Minimum Wage. Do not use conversion factors when determining the earnings exemption.
Use the following information, as necessary, to determine when a participant meets the employed exemption:
Consider a migrant or seasonal farm worker as employed when all of the following apply to the farm worker:
Is following the job stream
Is not living in the participant's home project area
Meets either of the following:
Is working a minimum of 30 hours weekly
Is under contract or agreement to begin employment within 30 days
Some self-employed participants work fewer than 30 hours weekly. To be considered employed, net self-employed weekly income must equal the Federal Minimum Wage multiplied by 30 hours. Self-employment net income is the gross income minus the allowable costs of producing the income.
Include the hours for which an employed participant receives in-kind income when determining the 30 hours per week.
Do not include hours employed in voluntary work in which no wages or in-kind income are paid when determining the 30 hours per week.
NOTE Use the NA work requirement exemption employed only when the participant does not qualify for any other exemption.
Key EM in the WORW PAR/EXEM FS field.