Register July 2022 No. 799
Chapter DCF 101
DCF 101.01   Authority and purpose.
DCF 101.02   Applicability.
DCF 101.03   Definitions.
DCF 101.04   Department responsibilities.
DCF 101.05   W-2 agency responsibilities.
DCF 101.055   Grievance procedure for complaints of employment displacement.
DCF 101.06   Application for Wisconsin works.
DCF 101.07   Access to information.
DCF 101.08   Request for information.
DCF 101.09   Eligibility for Wisconsin works.
DCF 101.095   Lifetime limit on program participation or receipt of benefits.
DCF 101.10   Temporary absence.
DCF 101.11   Verification.
DCF 101.12   Eligibility date.
DCF 101.13   Review of eligibility.
DCF 101.14   Employer criteria.
DCF 101.15   Case management.
DCF 101.16   Work programs.
DCF 101.17   Job access loan.
DCF 101.18   W-2 employment position wages and benefits.
DCF 101.19   Payment procedures.
DCF 101.195   Notice before taking certain actions.
DCF 101.20   Determination of good cause.
DCF 101.21   Sanctions — Refusal to participate.
DCF 101.23   Recovery of overpayments.
DCF 101.25   Learnfare.
DCF 101.26   Child care.
DCF 101.27   Two-parent families.
Ch. DCF 101 Note Note: Chapter DWD 12 was created as an emergency rule effective March 1, 1997. Chapter DWD 12 was renumbered to chapter DCF 101 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635.
DCF 101.01 DCF 101.01Authority and purpose. This chapter is adopted pursuant to ss. 49.141 through 49.161, Stats., to provide rules for the administration of the Wisconsin works program.
DCF 101.01 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
DCF 101.02 DCF 101.02Applicability. This chapter applies to any private or public agency that administers the Wisconsin works program and to all applicants for and participants in the Wisconsin works program.
DCF 101.02 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 11-1-97.
DCF 101.03 DCF 101.03Definitions. Unless otherwise provided, in this chapter:
DCF 101.03(1) (1)“AFDC" means aid to families with dependent children, a public assistance program under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended, and s. 49.19, Stats.
DCF 101.03(2) (2)“Assessment" means the process under which the Wisconsin works agency evaluates each Wisconsin works participant's skills, prior work experience and employability.
DCF 101.03(3) (3)“CARES" means the department's automated client assistance for re-employment and economic support.
DCF 101.03 Note Note: The CARES system, using data provided by applicants, electronically determines eligibility for Wisconsin works, calculates community service jobs and transitional placement benefit amounts and electronically retains data in historical files.
DCF 101.03(4) (4)“Case management” means the family-centered and goal-oriented process for assessing the needs of a Wisconsin works group member and the group member's family for employment, training, and supportive services and assisting the Wisconsin works group member in obtaining services to achieve self-sufficiency.
DCF 101.03(4m) (4m) “Child care administrative agency” means any of the following:
DCF 101.03(4m)(a) (a) An agency that has a contract with the department to administer the child care subsidy program.
DCF 101.03(4m)(b) (b) An agency that has a subcontract to administer the child care subsidy program with an agency that has a contract with the department.
DCF 101.03(4m)(c) (c) In a county with a population of 750,000 or more, the department or the Milwaukee County enrollment services unit as provided in ss. 49.155 (3g) (a) and 49.825 (2) (b), Stats.
DCF 101.03(5) (5)“Community rehabilitation program" means a program that provides directly or facilitates the provision of vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities and that enables an individual with a disability to maximize opportunities for employment.
DCF 101.03(6) (6)“Community service job" or “CSJ" means a work component of Wisconsin works administered under s. 49.147 (4), Stats.
DCF 101.03(7) (7)“Component of Wisconsin works” means a trial employment match program job, community service job, transitional placement, or unsubsidized employment.
DCF 101.03(8) (8)“Custodial parent" means, with respect to a dependent child, a parent who resides with that child and, if there has been a determination of legal custody with respect to the dependent child, has legal custody of that child. For the purposes of this subsection, “legal custody" has the meaning given in s. 767.001 (2) (a), Stats.
DCF 101.03(9) (9)“Department" means the Wisconsin department of children and families.
DCF 101.03(10) (10)“Dependent child" means a person who resides with a parent and who is under the age of 18 or, if the person is a full-time student at a secondary school or a vocational or technical equivalent and is reasonably expected to complete the program before attaining the age of 19, is under the age of 19.
DCF 101.03(11) (11)“Domestic abuse" has the meaning given in s. 968.075 (1) or 813.12 (1) (am), Stats.
DCF 101.03(12) (12)“Employability plan" means a written agreement developed by a FEP in consultation with a participant that details a logical, sequential series of actions to move the participant from dependency to self-sufficiency. The “employability plan" includes the participant's goal, precise tasks required of both the W-2 agency and the participant, and supportive services needed by the participant.
DCF 101.03(13) (13)“Financial and employment planner" or “FEP" means a case manager employed by a Wisconsin works agency who determines eligibility, assists in the process of determining eligibility, or performs case management functions.
DCF 101.03(14) (14)“Food stamp program" means the assistance program under 7 USC 2011 to 2029.
DCF 101.03(14m) (14m)“Formal assessment" means the process of making a determination that a condition exists, establishing the extent and severity of a condition, and, if appropriate, what alternative services or accommodations in jobs or work assignments might permit the recipient to engage in work, either immediately or after some other intervention. A “formal assessment" shall be completed by a qualified assessing agency or business.
DCF 101.03(15) (15)“Incapacitated” means having a medically-determined physical or mental impairment that has been verified by the department of workforce development's division of vocational rehabilitation or other similar agency or business and that prevents the person from temporarily or permanently holding full-time unsubsidized employment or participating in a trial employment match program job or CSJ.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.