An assessment involves gathering at least the following:
- client background, including age, literacy, education level, job training, and work history;
- factors that affect employability or the ability to meet SNAP E & T requirements (health, physical or mental limitations, recent hospitalizations, family problems, etc.);
- information needed to decide whether the client qualifies for a SNAP E & T exemption;
- whether the required immediate and ongoing supportive services have been provided or arranged.
Assign the client to the appropriate activity based on the assessment and the eligibility criteria for each SNAP E & T activity. Explain activity-specific requirements.
Refer clients to DES if they are not already registered with DES. If a client fails without good cause to register with DES as a condition of the assessment process, start sanction procedures.