37.78.807 TANF CASH ASSISTANCE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES
(1) Participants in TANF Cash Assistance, regardless of whether they are members of a single-parent or two-parent family, may, in accordance with their WoRC employability plan, subject to availability in their community, participate in the following allowable work activities:
(a) paid employment or self employment. The hours counted for self employment beyond the first two months are the gross wages divided by minimum wage;
(b) work experience placement (WEX) as defined at ARM 37.78.103;
(c) job search as defined at ARM 37.78.103. Job search is limited for each participant in each federal fiscal year by federal rule;
(d) community service as defined at ARM 37.78.103;
(e) vocational educational training as defined at ARM 37.78.103. Vocational educational training is limited in a lifetime for each participant by Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Section 407;
(f) job skills training directly related to employment as defined at ARM 37.78.103. Job skills training related to employment is limited to ten hours per week per individual for single parent households and five hours per week per individual for two parent households; and
(g) educational activities as defined at ARM 37.78.103;
(i) Educational activities are not limited for individuals under the age of 20 who do not have a high school diploma or GED.
(ii) Educational activities are limited for individuals 20 years of age or older to ten hours per week per individual for single parent households and five hours per week per individual for two parent households.
(2) In addition, a limited number of participants in TANF cash assistance households may participate in Parents as Scholars as defined in ARM 37.78.812.
History: 53-4-212, MCA; IMP, 53-2-201, 53-4-211, 53-4-601, 53-4-613, MCA; NEW, 1996 MAR p. 277, Eff. 1/26/96; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 3303, Eff. 12/18/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 746, Eff. 3/17/00; TRANS, from SRS, 2000 MAR p. 3414; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 1771, Eff. 6/28/02; AMD, 2004 MAR p. 1482, Eff. 7/2/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1720, Eff. 10/6/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 976, Eff. 7/6/07.