N.J. Admin. Code § 10:87-10.1 - Work registration

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The CWA shall register for work each work-eligible household member not exempted by the provisions at 10:87-10.2, regardless of whether or not the geographic area where the member resides is participating in the NJ SNAP ETP. This may be accomplished through the completion of the work registration form or by annotating the case record. In addition, exempt NJ SNAP participants who voluntarily elect to participate in NJ SNAP ETP shall be work registered as a volunteer.
1. NJ SNAP ETP is a work experience, work training or job search program designed to help NJ SNAP recipients move promptly into unsubsidized employment. LWD (or agencies subcontracted by LWD) and the CWAs are responsible for administering NJ SNAP ETP.
2. NJ SNAP ETP operates in accordance with the State's NJ SNAP ETP Plan, which is approved annually by its FNS Regional Office and is available for public inspection at DFD.
3. NJ SNAP ETP components to which participants will be referred may be limited by the availability of administrative funds.
(b) Upon reaching a determination that an applicant or a work-eligible household member of the applicant's household is required to register, the CWA shall explain to the applicant the pertinent work requirements, the rights and responsibilities of work registered household members and the consequences of failure to comply.
1. The CWA shall also provide, either by mail or in person, to each work registrant in the household, a written statement of the pertinent work requirements, rights and responsibilities of work registered household members and consequences of failure to comply. A notice shall also be provided when a previously exempt member or new work-eligible household member becomes subject to a work requirement, and at time of recertification.
(c) The CWA shall permit the applicant or the household's authorized representative to complete a work registration form or record for each work-eligible household member required to register for work.
(d) Work-eligible household members are considered to have registered when an identifiable work registration form is submitted to the CWA or when an electronic record of the work registration is created.
(e) Registration shall be accomplished through the execution of a work registration form or the completion of an electronic record. The certification worker shall review the registration form or record for completeness and accuracy. If a form has been used, a copy shall be retained in the case record, and the original forwarded to the appropriate NJ SNAP ETP office in accordance with DFD instructions. If the certification worker is aware that any registrant is exempt from work registration, including migrant or seasonal farm workers away from their usual place of residence, and following the work stream, it shall be reflected on the work registration form or record. The CWA shall forward work registration forms to the LWD office, or have completed electronic work registration records available, not later than five days after the date of certification.
(f) Each nonexempt person shall be required to register at the time of application and at least once every 12 months thereafter. Registration shall be accomplished by the return of a completed work registration form to the CWA, which shall retain a copy in the case record and forward the original to the appropriate LWD office, or by electronically updating the record, in accordance with (e) above.
(g) The CWA shall be responsible for notifying the appropriate LWD office via an information report form of those work registrants who become exempt from the work registration requirements subsequent to registration, are no longer certified for participation in the program, or move from the area. Such notification shall be provided to the appropriate LWD office within a reasonable time period, but not to exceed 30 days from the date the change becomes known to the CWA.
(h) In the event that LWD disagrees with the CWA determination that the individual is required to register for work, LWD may request a reconsideration of the individual's nonexempt status. The CWA must respond to the reconsideration request within 30 days and LWD must accept the response as final.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:87-10.1
Amended by R.1989 d.121, effective 2/21/1989.
See: 20 N.J.R. 2689(a) , 21 N.J.R. 511(b) .
This section was originally "General provisions"; the new text was recodified from 3.13(a).
Repealed by R.1998 d.498, effective 10/5/1998.
See: 30 N.J.R. 1928(a) , 30 N.J.R. 3669(b) .
Section was "State Plan for Food Stamp Employment and Training Programs".
Amended by R.1989 d.121, effective 2/21/1989.
See: 20 N.J.R. 2689(a) , 21 N.J.R. 511(b) .
This original section was "Miscellaneous fiscal operational instructions" which was repealed. The new section was recodified from 3.17.
Amended by R.1993 d.62, effective 2/1/1993.
See: 24 N.J.R. 3207(b) , 25 N.J.R. 584(a) .
In (h): deleted deregistration if CWA fails to respond within 30 days.
Amended by R.1998 d.498, effective 10/5/1998.
See: 30 N.J.R. 1928(a) , 30 N.J.R. 3669(b) .
Rewrote (a); in (c), substituted "work" for "employment in accordance with (a) above" at the end; in (e) through (h), substituted references to DOL for references to FSETP throughout; and in (e), substituted a reference to work registration for a reference to E&T requirements in the second sentence.
Recodified from N.J.A.C. 10:87-10.6 and amended by R.2004 d.181, effective 5/17/2004.
See: 36 N.J.R. 28(a) , 36 N.J.R. 2425(a) .
Rewrote the section. Former 10:87-10.1 was reserved.
Amended by R.2007 d.129, effective 5/7/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4374(a) , 39 N.J.R. 1719(a) .
Substituted "LWD" for "DOL" throughout; and in (a)1, inserted "and Workforce Development".
Amended by R.2012 d.031, effective 2/6/2012 (operative March 7, 2012).
See: 43 N.J.R. 2114(a) , 44 N.J.R. 241(a) .
In the introductory paragraph of (a) and of (b), and in (b)1 and (c), inserted "work eligible"; in the introductory paragraph of (a), inserted a comma following "10:87-10.2", substituted the first occurrence of "NJ SNAP ETP" for "Food Stamp Employment and Training Program (FSETP)", "NJ SNAP" for "food stamp" following "exempt" and the second occurrence of "NJ SNAP ETP" for "FSETP"; in (a)1, (a)2, (a)3 and (e), substituted "NJ SNAP ETP" for "FSETP" throughout; in (a)1, substituted "NJ SNAP" for "food stamp" following "help" and "LWD" for "The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD)"; in (a)2, inserted a comma following "Plan"; in the introductory paragraph of (b), deleted a comma following "members"; and in (d), substituted "Work-eligible household" for "Household".
Modified by Executive Order No. 103(2020), effective 4/2/2020.
See: 52 N.J.R. 978(b) .

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