issuance of EIP certificates and verification of entitlement thereto
is the responsibility of the Department of Public Welfare. The
criteria for issuance of EIP certificates is established by the act
of December 19, 1985 (P. L. 356, No. 102) (72 P. S. §
8701-A) and by
55 Pa. Code (relating to Public Welfare).
An EIP Program Certificate
shall be issued upon request to an employer who hires a person who is
receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or any form of
General Assistance at the time of employment. The employer shall
request the certificate from the Department of Public Welfare in
writing no later than 21 days following the actual date upon which
the newly-employed welfare recipient began work. Requests shall be
considered to be timely in compliance with this subsection if either:
(1) Received on and date-stamped by
a Department of Public Welfare-approved facsimile machine, computer
or other electronic device no later than 21 days following the actual
date the person began work.
(2) Postmarked by the United States
Postal Service no later than 21 days following the actual date the
person began work.
An employer may not request an
EIP certificate for the employment of the following persons:
(1) A person who displaces another
individual, unless the individual was discharged for cause as
certified by the Office of Employment Security.
(2) A closely related person to the
(3) A domestic
or other household employe in the home of the employer.
(4) Subject to the provisions of
subsection (d), a person for whom the employer is simultaneously
receiving Federal or State funded job training payments.
(5) An individual who is the
employer, such as self-employed.
(6) A shareholder who owns more
than 50% of the value of the outstanding stock of the employing
corporation, bank, savings institution, company, insurance company or
mutual thrift institution.
(7) A member of an employing
employe of an estate or trust if the employe is a grantor,
beneficiary or fiduciary of the estate or trust.
(d) If for a period an employer
receives State or Federally funded payments for on-the-job training
for an employe, none of the wages paid to that employe for the
training qualify for EIP credit. Wages paid to the employe after
completion of the State or Federally funded job training may qualify
for EIP credit. In such cases, the EIP certificate shall be requested
in writing under subsection (b) no later than the date upon which the
employe begins training.
(e) Within 30 days of the date of
issuance of the EIP certificate by the Department of Public Welfare,
the employer shall forward a copy of the completed certificate to the