49.147(6)(cm)1.1. The department may, in the manner provided in s. 49.85, collect job access loan repayments that are delinquent under the terms of a repayment agreement. The department shall credit all delinquent repayments collected by the department of revenue as a setoff under s. 71.93 to the appropriation account under s. 20.437 (2) (jL). Use of the process under s. 49.85 does not preclude the department from collecting delinquent repayments through other legal means.
49.147(6)(cm)2. 2. Subdivision 1. applies to delinquent repayments existing on or after July 26, 2003, regardless of when the loan was made or when the delinquency accrued.
49.147(6)(d) (d) Minor custodial parents. An individual who would be eligible for a job access loan under par. (a), except that the individual has not attained the age of 18, is eligible under this paragraph if the individual meets the following requirements:
49.147(6)(d)1. 1. The individual is in an out-of-home placement or independent living arrangement supervised by an adult, as defined by the department.
49.147(6)(d)2. 2. The individual has graduated from high school or has met the standards established by the state superintendent of public instruction for the granting of a declaration of equivalency of high school graduation under s. 115.29 (4).
49.147(6)(d)3. 3. The individual will be 18 years old within 2 months after applying for the job access loan.
49.147(6)(e) (e) Noncustodial parents. Notwithstanding s. 49.145 (1) and (2) (a), an individual who would be eligible for a job access loan under par. (a) except that the individual is a noncustodial parent of a dependent child is eligible to receive a job access loan under this subsection.
49.147 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. DCF 101.16 and 101.17, Wis. adm. code.
49.147 Annotation Placement in unsubsidized employment, by its definition, requires that there be employment. Employment is not an ambiguous term. A placement requiring employment cannot be construed to be appropriate for individuals who are unemployed but ready for employment. Weston v. Department of Workforce Development, 2007 WI App 167, 304 Wis. 2d 418, 737 N.W.2d 74, 06-1276.
49.1473 49.1473 Wisconsin works; domestic abuse screening and training.
49.1473(1)(a) (a) The department shall promulgate rules for screening victims of domestic abuse and for the training of Wisconsin works agency employees in domestic abuse issues. The rules shall allow an individual to voluntarily and confidentially disclose that he or she is or has been a victim of domestic abuse or is at risk of further domestic abuse. The rules shall also specify the evidence that is sufficient to establish that an individual is or has been a victim of domestic abuse or is at risk of further domestic abuse.
49.1473(1)(b) (b) Each Wisconsin works agency shall establish procedures, in accordance with the rules promulgated by the department under par. (a), for screening victims of domestic abuse.
49.1473(2) (2)If a Wisconsin works agency employee identifies an individual as a past or present victim of domestic abuse or determines that the individual is at risk of domestic abuse or if the individual identifies himself or herself as a past or present victim of domestic abuse or as an individual who is at risk of further abuse, the Wisconsin works agency shall provide the individual with information on community-based domestic abuse services, including information on shelters or programs for battered individuals, sexual assault provider services, medical services, sexual assault nurse examiners services, domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines, legal and medical counseling and advocacy, mental health care, counseling, and support groups. The Wisconsin works agency shall provide the information to the individual orally and in writing in accordance with guidelines developed by the department. The Wisconsin works agency shall also provide referrals for community-based counseling and supportive service providers to the individual if the individual elects to receive the services.
49.1473 History History: 2001 a. 16.
49.1475 49.1475 Follow-up services. Following any follow-up period required by the contract entered into under s. 49.143, a Wisconsin works agency may provide case management services for an individual who moves from a Wisconsin works employment position to unsubsidized employment to help the individual retain the unsubsidized employment. Case management services may include the provision of employment skills training; English as a 2nd language classes, if the Wisconsin works agency determines that the course will facilitate the individual's efforts to retain employment; a course of study meeting the standards established under s. 115.29 (4) for the granting of a declaration of equivalency of high school graduation; or other remedial education courses. The Wisconsin works agency may provide case management services regardless of the individual's income and asset levels.
49.1475 History History: 1999 a. 9.
49.148 49.148 Wisconsin works; wages and benefits.
49.148(1)(1)Benefit and wage levels for participants in employment positions. A participant in a Wisconsin Works employment position shall receive the following wages or benefits:
49.148(1)(a) (a) Trial employment match program jobs. For a participant in a trial employment match program job, the amount established in the contract between the Wisconsin Works agency and the trial employment match program job employer, but not less than minimum wage for every hour actually worked in the trial employment match program job, not to exceed 40 hours per week paid by the employer. Hours spent participating in education and training activities under s. 49.147 (3) (am) shall be included in determining the number of hours actually worked.
49.148(1)(b) (b) Community service jobs.
49.148(1)(b)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 1m., for a participant in a community service job under s. 49.147 (4), a monthly grant of $653. For every hour that the participant misses work or education or training activities without good cause, the grant amount shall be reduced by $5. Good cause shall be determined by the financial and employment planner in accordance with rules promulgated by the department. Good cause shall include required court appearances for a victim of domestic abuse. If a participant in a community service job under s. 49.147 (4) is required to work fewer than 30 hours per week because the participant has unsubsidized employment, as defined in s. 49.147 (1), the grant amount under this paragraph shall equal the amount specified under subd. 1m. minus $5 for each hour that the participant misses work or education or training activities without good cause.
49.148(1)(b)1m. 1m. Except as provided in subd. 1., the department or an entity contracting with the department shall pay a participant in a community service job the following:
49.148(1)(b)1m.a. a. For a participant placed in a community service job for not more than 10 hours per week, one-third of the amount specified in subd. 1m. d.
49.148(1)(b)1m.b. b. For a participant placed in a community service job for more than 10 hours but not more than 15 hours per week, one-half of the amount specified under subd. 1m. d.
49.148(1)(b)1m.c. c. For a participant placed in a community service job for more than 15 hours but not more than 20 hours per week, two-thirds of the amount specified under subd. 1m. d.
49.148(1)(b)1m.d. d. For a participant placed in a community service job for more than 20 hours per week, $653.
49.148(1)(b)3. 3. For a participant in a community service job who participates in technical college education under s. 49.147 (5m), a monthly grant of $653. For every hour that the participant misses work or other required activities without good cause, the grant amount shall be reduced by $5. Good cause shall be determined by the financial and employment planner in accordance with rules promulgated by the department. Good cause shall include required court appearances for a victim of domestic abuse.
49.148(1)(c) (c) Transitional placements. For a participant in a transitional placement under s. 49.147 (5) or in a transitional placement and in technical college education under s. 49.147 (5m), a monthly grant of $608. For every hour that the participant fails to participate in any required activity without good cause, including any activity under s. 49.147 (5) (b) 1. a. to d., the grant amount shall be reduced by $5. Good cause shall be determined by the financial and employment planner in accordance with rules promulgated by the department. Good cause shall include required court appearances for a victim of domestic abuse.
49.148(1m) (1m) Custodial parent of infant; unmarried, pregnant woman.
49.148(1m)(a)(a) Any of the following may receive a monthly grant of $673:
49.148(1m)(a)1. 1. A custodial parent of a child 8 weeks old or less who meets the eligibility requirements under s. 49.145 (2) and (3), unless another adult member of the custodial parent's Wisconsin Works group is participating in, or is eligible to participate in, a Wisconsin Works employment position or is employed in unsubsidized employment, as defined in s. 49.147 (1).
49.148(1m)(a)2. 2. An unmarried woman who would be eligible under s. 49.145 except that she is not a custodial parent of a dependent child and who is in the 3rd trimester of a pregnancy that is medically verified and that is shown by medical documentation to be at risk and to render the woman unable to participate in the workforce.
49.148(1m)(bm) (bm) A Wisconsin Works agency may not require a participant under this subsection to participate in any employment positions.
49.148(1m)(c) (c) For purposes of the time limits under ss. 49.145 (2) (n) and 49.147 (3) (c), (4) (b), and (5) (b) 2., all of the following apply:
49.148(1m)(c)1. 1. Receipt of a grant under this subsection by a participant under par. (a) 1. does not constitute participation in a Wisconsin Works employment position if the child is born to the participant not more than 10 months after the date that the participant was first determined to be eligible for assistance under s. 49.19 or for a Wisconsin Works employment position.
49.148(1m)(c)2. 2. Receipt of a grant under this subsection by a participant under par. (a) 1. constitutes participation in a Wisconsin Works employment position if the child is born to the participant more than 10 months after the date that the participant was first determined to be eligible for assistance under s. 49.19 or for a Wisconsin Works employment position unless the child was conceived as a result of a sexual assault in violation of s. 940.225 (1), (2), or (3) in which the mother did not indicate a freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or in violation of s. 948.02 or 948.025 or as a result of incest in violation of s. 944.06 or 948.06 and that incest or sexual assault has been reported to a physician and to law enforcement authorities.
49.148(1m)(c)3. 3. Receipt of a grant under this subsection by a participant under par. (a) 2. does not constitute participation in a Wisconsin Works employment position.
49.148(4) (4) Drug testing.
49.148(4)(a)(a) A Wisconsin works agency shall require a participant in a community service job or transitional placement who, after August 22, 1996, was convicted in any state or federal court of a felony that had as an element possession, use or distribution of a controlled substance to submit to a test for use of a controlled substance as a condition of continued eligibility. If the test results are positive, the Wisconsin works agency shall decrease the presanction benefit amount for that participant by not more than 15 percent for not fewer than 12 months, or for the remainder of the participant's period of participation in a community service job or transitional placement, if less than 12 months. If, at the end of 12 months, the individual is still a participant in a community service job or transitional placement and submits to another test for use of a controlled substance and if the results of the test are negative, the Wisconsin works agency shall discontinue the reduction under this paragraph.
49.148(4)(b) (b) The Wisconsin Works agency may require an individual who tests positive for use of a controlled substance under par. (a) to participate in a drug abuse evaluation, assessment, and treatment program as part of the participation requirement under s. 49.147 (4) (as) or (5) (bs).
49.148(4)(c) (c) Paragraph (a) does not apply if the participant was convicted more than 5 years prior to the date on which the participant applied for a Wisconsin works employment position.
49.148 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ss. DCF 101.18 and 101.20, Wis. adm. code.
49.149 49.149 Wisconsin works; education and training. A Wisconsin works agency shall do all of the following:
49.149(1) (1)Establish a referral relationship with other employment and training programs for participants to make use of varied education and training opportunities available through integrated job centers, as defined by the department by rule.
49.149(3) (3)Encourage employers to make training sites available on the business site for participants.
49.149 History History: 1995 a. 289; 2009 a. 2.
49.15 49.15 Wisconsin works; 2-parent families.
49.15(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “other parent" means a parent who is not a participant in a Wisconsin works employment position.
49.15(2) (2) Requirements for nonparticipant parent.
49.15(2)(a) (a) If a participant in a Wisconsin works employment position resides with the other parent of a dependent child with respect to whom the participant is a custodial parent, the other parent shall participate in activities described under sub. (3) if the Wisconsin works group receives federally funded child care assistance on behalf of the dependent child. The other parent shall participate in activities described under sub. (3) for a number of hours per week that is at least equal to the difference between 55 hours and the sum of the number of hours that the participant in the Wisconsin works employment position participates in the Wisconsin works employment position and the number of hours that the participant in the Wisconsin works employment position participates in any activity described in sub. (3) during that week.
49.15(2)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply if the other parent is disabled, as defined by the department, or is caring for a severely disabled child, as defined by the department.
49.15(3) (3) Prescribed work activities. An individual who is subject to the work requirement under sub. (2) may satisfy the requirement only by participating in any of the following activities:
49.15(3)(a) (a) Unsubsidized employment, as defined in s. 49.147 (1).
49.15(3)(b) (b) Subsidized employment, as defined by the department.
49.15(3)(c) (c) If sufficient private sector employment is not available, work experience, as defined by the department.
49.15(3)(d) (d) On-the-job training, as defined by the department.
49.15(3)(e) (e) A community service program, as defined by the department.
49.15 History History: 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 32; 2011 a. 257.
49.15 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. DCF 101.27, Wis. adm. code.
49.151 49.151 Wisconsin works; sanctions.
49.151(1c)(1c)Definitions. In this section:
49.151(1c)(a) (a) “Employer" means a subsidized or unsubsidized employer or a work experience provider.
49.151(1c)(b) (b) “Employment" means subsidized or unsubsidized employment or an assigned work experience activity.
49.151(1m) (1m) Refusal to participate. A participant who refuses to participate, as determined under guidelines promulgated under s. 49.1515, in any Wisconsin Works employment position component is ineligible to participate in the Wisconsin Works program for 3 months. A participant is also ineligible to participate in the Wisconsin Works program if an individual in the participant's Wisconsin Works group is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15 (2) and refuses to participate as required. A participant or an individual who is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15 (2) demonstrates a refusal to participate if any of the following applies:
49.151(1m)(a) (a) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's Wisconsin Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15 (2), fails, without good cause, as determined by the Wisconsin Works agency, to do any of the following:
49.151(1m)(a)1. 1. Appear for an interview with a prospective employer.
49.151(1m)(a)2. 2. Appear for an assigned work activity, as defined in 42 USC 607 (d), or for an activity assigned by the Wisconsin Works agency.
49.151(1m)(b) (b) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's Wisconsin Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15 (2), voluntarily leaves appropriate employment or training without good cause, as determined by the Wisconsin Works agency.
49.151(1m)(c) (c) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's Wisconsin Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15 (2), voluntarily leaves a work experience site without good cause, as determined by the Wisconsin Works agency.
49.151(1m)(d) (d) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's Wisconsin Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15 (2), is discharged from appropriate employment or training for cause.
49.151(1m)(e) (e) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's Wisconsin Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15 (2), is discharged from a work experience site for cause.
49.151(1m)(f) (f) The participant, or an individual who is in the participant's Wisconsin Works group and who is subject to the work requirement under s. 49.15 (2), demonstrates through other behavior or action, as specified by the department by rule, that he or she refuses to participate in a Wisconsin Works employment position.
49.151(2) (2) Intentional program violations.
49.151(2)(a) (a) If the department, a Wisconsin Works agency, or a county department or agency under contract under s. 49.155 (1m) determines that an individual applying for or receiving benefits under s. 49.138 or ss. 49.141 to 49.161, for the purpose of establishing or maintaining eligibility for those benefits or for the purpose of increasing the value of those benefits, has committed an intentional program violation related to any provision in s. 49.138 or ss. 49.141 to 49.161 or any rule promulgated under those sections, the Wisconsin Works agency, the county department or agency under contract under s. 49.155 (1m), or the department shall deny benefits under s. 49.138 or ss. 49.141 to 49.161 to the individual as follows:
49.151(2)(a)1. 1. For a first intentional program violation, for 6 months.
49.151(2)(a)2. 2. For a 2nd intentional program violation, for one year.
49.151(2)(a)3. 3. For a 3rd intentional program violation, permanently.
49.151(2)(b) (b) An individual who is denied benefits under par. (a) may request a review of the denial following the procedure under s. 49.152 or, if the denial is based upon a violation of s. 49.155, may request a contested case hearing under ch. 227 by filing a request for a hearing with the department within 30 days after the date of the denial.
49.151 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. DCF 101.21, Wis. adm. code.
49.1515 49.1515 Determining nonparticipation.
49.1515(1)(1)Guidelines by rule. The department shall by rule specify guidelines for determining when a participant, or individual in the participant's Wisconsin Works group, who engages in a behavior specified in s. 49.151 (1m) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) is demonstrating a refusal to participate.
49.1515(4) (4) Emergency rules prohibited. Notwithstanding s. 227.24, the department may not promulgate any rules under this section as emergency rules using the procedure under s. 227.24.
49.1515 History History: 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 32; 2015 a. 55.
49.152 49.152 Review of agency decisions.
49.152(1)(1)Petition for review. Any individual whose application for any component of Wisconsin Works is not acted upon by the Wisconsin Works agency with reasonable promptness after the filing of the application, as defined by the department by rule, or is denied in whole or in part, whose benefit is modified or canceled, or who believes that the benefit was calculated incorrectly, that the employment position in which the individual was placed is inappropriate, or that providing case management services under s. 49.147 (2) (am) in lieu of placement in a Wisconsin Works employment position is inappropriate, may petition the Wisconsin Works agency for a review of such action. Review is unavailable if the action by the Wisconsin Works agency occurred more than 45 days prior to submission of the petition for review.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)