N.J. Admin. Code § 10:87-10.8 - Rules on ending a voluntary quit or a reduction in work disqualification

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

(a) Following the end of the mandatory disqualification period for voluntarily quitting a job or reducing work effort without good cause, an individual may begin participation in the program if he or she reapplies and is determined eligible by the CWA.
1. In a situation where the NJ SNAP case remains active during the disqualification period, a formal reapplication is not needed. If the disqualified individual contacts the CWA, the worker can verify that the individual is in compliance with the work requirements and if so, can add him or her back onto the case.
(b) An individual's eligibility may not be reestablished during a voluntary quit or work reduction disqualification period except in accordance with (c) below.
(c) Eligibility may be reestablished during a voluntary quit or work reduction disqualification if the violator becomes exempt from work registration requirements in accordance with 10:87-10.2(b), other than the exemptions at 10:87-10.2(b)8 (exemption due to receipt of UIB) and 10.2(b)7 (exemption due to WFNJ/TANF work or training participation requirements). Additionally, if the individual, during the disqualification period, obtains employment of at least 30 hours per week or earns wages equivalent to the Federal minimum wage times 30 hours per week, he or she may reapply for NJ SNAP benefits and, if otherwise eligible, resume participation.
(d) Individuals who have been disqualified for voluntarily quitting a job or committing a work reduction shall carry their disqualification with them. If they join a new household, they would still be subject to any remaining months of the disqualification period.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:87-10.8
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 recodified from 3.19 (d)6.
Amended by R.1998 d.498, effective 10/5/1998.
See: 30 N.J.R. 1928(a), 30 N.J.R. 3669(b).
In (a), inserted a reference to individuals; and rewrote (b) through (d).
Recodified from N.J.A.C. 10:87-10.13 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 N.J.A.C. 10:87-10.8, Persons losing exempt status, recodified to N.J.A.C. 10:87-10.3.
Amended by R.2007 d.129, effective 5/7/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4374(a), 39 N.J.R. 1719(a).
In (d), substituted "disqualification" for "sanction".
Administrative change.
See: 44 N.J.R. 1529(a).

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