A TANF adult client (age 20 years or older) that does not currently have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate may participate in a new activity, High School Equivalency/GED Program for Adults, to obtain his/her GED as a core activity for TANF. If a customer submits an oral or written request to obtain their GED, the customer shall be enrolled in High School Equivalency/GED Program for Adults unless it has been determined that the benefit from participating in another activity would be greater to the participant than participation in this activity. The availability of high school equivalency/GED programs may also delay enrollment in this activity.
The caseworker may enter up to the full participation target (20/30) for the case in High School Equivalency/GED Program for Adults. Count one hour of study time for each hour of attendance. The one hour of study time will systematically be added to the A&A, based on number of hours client is actually in the classroom. If the hours are not enough to meet the full participation target, the client may only participate in one other activity to meet the remaining hours.
Participation in High School Equivalency/GED Program for Adults requires the following:
A subsequent release will address how to track the hours in IES.
PM 21-02-10 (NEW)
WAG 21-02-10 (NEW)
[signed copy on file]
James T. Dimas
Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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