20 CFR 663.840 - How is the level of needs-related payments determined?
(a) The payment level for adults must be established by the Local Board.
(b) For dislocated workers, payments must not exceed the greater of either of the following levels:
(1) For participants who were eligible for unemployment compensation as a result of the qualifying dislocation, the payment may not exceed the applicable weekly level of the unemployment compensation benefit; or
(2) For participants who did not qualify for unemployment compensation as a result of the qualifying layoff, the weekly payment may not exceed the poverty level for an equivalent period. The weekly payment level must be adjusted to reflect changes in total family income as determined by Local Board policies. (WIA sec. 134(e)(3)(C).)