R. 400.3601 - Definitions

R. 400.3601. Definitions

Rule 1. As used in these rules:

(a) "Begin date" means the first day for which the family independence group is eligible for benefits.

(b) "Employment and training components" includes both of the following:

(i) Work activities defined in section 407(d) of Public Law 104-193, 42 U.S.C. § 607(d).

(ii) Job club, internship, and postsecondary education.

(c) "Department" means the Michigan department of human services.

(d) "Employment-related activities" means those activities which are operated or contracted by the department, are employment and training programs, and serve applicants and recipients of financial and food assistance.

(e) "Minimum wage" means the lesser of the legal applicable state or federal minimum wage.

(f) "Noncompliance" means action or inaction of a client in failing to meet assigned employment related activity requirements.

(g) "Nonprofit" means tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3).

(h) "Reasonable cost" means the rate of payment or reimbursement by the department for supportive services costs.

(i) "Suitable employment" means employment that meets minimum employment standards. Employment is not suitable employment if any of the following provisions apply:

(i) With the exception of sheltered workshops, the wage offered is less than minimum wage, including tips, as applicable.

(ii) The client is physically or mentally unfit to perform the job, as documented by medical evidence or by reliable information from other sources.

(iii) The working hours or nature of the employment interferes with the client's religious observances, convictions, or beliefs.

(iv) The degree of risk to health and safety is unreasonable.

(v) The employment results in the family experiencing a net loss of cash income.

(j) "Support services" means services provided, as needed and to specified limits, to support employment and training program participation requirements. Support services may include any of the following if the services are determined by the department to enhance a client's ability to obtain and retain employment:

(i) Counseling.

(ii) Child day care.

(iii) Information and referral services.

(iv) Medical services.

(v) Moving services.

(vi) Special clothing purchases.

(vii) Transportation allowance.

(viii) Automotive repair.

(ix) Special purchases.

(k) "Willingness to comply test" means participation in an activity or component for 5 working days for a total of 20 hours and/or attendance at an orientation conducted by the Department.

(1997 AACS; 2014 AACS)

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