Sec. 31-3s-2 - Eligibility for participation in program

ยง 31-3s-2. Eligibility for participation in program

(a) Eligibility determination. An individual shall be eligible for participation in the Subsidized Transitional Employment Program (S.T.E.P.) upon the following determination:

(1) The individual is a recipient of General Assistance as provided in Title 17, Chapter 308 of the General Statutes;

(2) The individual is employable and job ready; and

(3) The individual is referred to the Job Center from a local General Assistance office.

(b) Employable and job ready evaluation. In order to determine whether a General Assistance recipient is employable and job ready, the local General Assistance office in the town or city in which the individual resides may either conduct its own evaluation of employable and job ready status, or may refer the individual to an appropriate resource for said evaluation.

(c) Referral to Job Center. If the individual is found to be employable and job ready by the local General Assistance office or an appropriate resource, the individual may be referred to a local or regional Job Center.

(d) Confirmation of job ready status. The Job Center shall conduct its own evaluation of the individual for confirmation of job ready status.

(e) Classification as S.T.E.P. participant. If the Job Center confirms that the General Assistance recipient is job ready, the General Assistance recipient shall be classified as a S.T.E.P. participant. The Job Center shall report confirmation of the job ready status to the referring General Assistance office.

(f) Not Job Ready-Towns with more than 300 General Assistance recipients. If the Job Center determines that the General Assistance recipient is not job ready and the General Assistance recipient was referred from a general assistance office located in a town with more than three hundred (300) general assistance recipients as of December 31, 1991, the Job Center shall refer the recipient back to the local General Assistance office for further assistance.

(g) Not Job Ready-Towns with less than 300 General Assistance recipients. If the Job Center determines that the General Assistance recipient is not job ready and the General Assistance recipient was referred from a town with less than three hundred (300) General Assistance recipients as of December 31, 1991, the Job Center, in accordance with the particular non-financial agreement executed with the local General Assistance office, may provide assistance to the recipient in obtaining job ready status, may refer the recipient back to the local General Assistance office for further assistance, or may coordinate assistance between both the Job Center and the local General Assistance office.

(Effective March 30, 1993)

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