WAG 21-02-06-c.

A Pay-After-Performance activity may be one, or a combination, of the following activities:

  • a work assignment that prepares the client to enter regular employment (see PM 21-02-05); and/or
  • vocational training activities (formal or informal) that prepare a client to enter the work force (see PM 21-03-02); and/or
  • community service activities that add to a client's employability or help build a professional network (see PM 21-02-02).

The client is usually assigned to a work assignment. If the client's situation warrants it, or there is no work assignment slot available, assign the client to a Community Service and/or a Vocational Training activity.

When approved by the LOA (or designee), a client's Pay-After-Performance activity may consist of any of the other (noncountable) activities in PM 21-03-00 and PM 21-04-00, if the client's situation warrants it.

NOTE: If the client is approved to participate in a treatment program, do not assign other work and training activities unless the treatment provider recommends it.

If a client's Pay-After-Performance hourly requirement exceeds 20 hours per week for a TANF 04 case, or 30 hours per week for a TANF 06 case, the balance of hours may be assigned from the following list of Supplemental activities:

  • Vocational Training; and/or
  • Basic Education (GED, elementary and high school classes, literacy classes, English as a Second Language); and/or

    NOTE: For education programs, allow one hour of study time for each credit hour when figuring weekly participation hours. If the course is not defined in credit hours, allow one hour of study time for each hour of classroom time. 

  • Job Skills training; and/or
  • Treatment programs which include activities like Community Service, Work Experience, Vocational Training, or Job Skills training along with group therapy and counseling. Group therapy and counseling are not countable activities.

Assign Supplemental activities when the client's Pay-After-Performance activities meet the weekly participation requirement, if the Supplemental activity is needed to help the client become self-sufficient. Include structured job search if a client is job-ready.

In Cook local offices, the provider decides which activity(ies) is a Pay-After-Performance activity. Downstate, the Family Community Resource Center decides what activity(ies) is the Pay-After-Performance activity. This decision is important if the client does not complete all their assigned hours.

In Cook local offices, the TANF benefits are paid centrally by the Bureau of Employability Development Services. In downstate Family Community Resource Centers, the Family Community Resource Center issues the TANF benefit. The benefit is reduced for missed Pay-After-Performance hours.