For TANF, when an adult loses employment, determine potential eligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI).
A person who is potentially eligible for UI must apply for UI as a condition of their eligibility if they are required to work or participate in work and training activities.
A person who is exempt from work and training activities or who is unable to work due to a medical barrier is not required to apply for UI as a condition of their eligibility. Inform the person that they may be
eligible for UI, in case they want to apply for the benefits.
A client who is receiving UI benefits or who has a pending UI application does not have to reapply for UI.
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