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Chapter DCF 101
Authority and purpose.
W-2 agency responsibilities.
Grievance procedure for complaints of employment displacement.
Application for Wisconsin works.
Access to information.
Request for information.
Eligibility for Wisconsin works.
Review of eligibility.
Job access loan.
W-2 employment position wages and benefits.
Notice before taking certain actions.
Determination of good cause.
Review of agency decisions.
Recovery of overpayments.
Noncustodial, minor and other custodial parents.
Ch. DCF 101 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 Authority and purpose.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to ss. 49.141
, Stats., to provide rules for the administration of the Wisconsin works program.
DCF 101.01 History
Cr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502
, eff. 11-1-97.
DCF 101.02 Applicability.
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
Cr. Register, October, 1997, No. 502
, eff. 11-1-97.
DCF 101.03 Definitions.
Unless otherwise provided, in this chapter:
“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
“Assessment" means the process under which the Wisconsin works agency evaluates each Wisconsin works participant's skills, prior work experience and employability.
“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.
“Case management" means the family-centered and goal-oriented process for assessing the needs of a Wisconsin works group member and his or her family for employment, training and supportive services and assisting the Wisconsin works group member in obtaining services to achieve self-sufficiency.
“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.
“Community service job" or “CSJ" means a work component of Wisconsin works administered under s. 49.147 (4)
“Component of Wisconsin works" means a trial job, community service job, transitional placement or unsubsidized employment.
“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)
“Department" means the Wisconsin department of children and families.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Incapacitated" means having a medically-determined physical or mental impairment which has been verified by the department's division of vocational rehabilitation or other similar agency or business and which prevents the person from temporarily or permanently holding full-time unsubsidized employment or participating in a trial job or CSJ.
“Job access loan" means a
loan under s. 49.147 (6)
, Stats., to address an immediate and discrete financial crisis in order to obtain or continue employment.
“Job center" means a site for employers to meet workforce needs and job seekers to obtain career planning, job placement and training.
“Jobnet" means the department of workforce development's computerized listing of jobs available by region and throughout Wisconsin which includes the employer requirements necessary for applicants to obtain these jobs.
“JOBS" means the job opportunities and basic skills training program established under 42 USC 682
and s. 49.193
, 1997 Stats., for the purpose of assisting AFDC recipients to develop marketable skills and obtain gainful employment.
“Learnfare" means the program established under s. 49.26
, Stats., which requires that all preteens living in a pilot county designated by the department and teenagers attend school.