WAG 21-06-03: Program Requirements

PM 21-06-03

Program Requirements

  1. FCRC:
    • Explains the components, including Transitional Jobs/Earnfare and supportive services at Intake, REDE or whenever contact is made with a SNAP household whose members could benefit from participating in SNAP E&T; and
    • Explains the Work Provision requirements and penalties to customers who do not meet an exemption (PM 03-15-00, PM 03-15-01, PM 03-15-02); and
    • Explains to customers who do not qualify for an exemption how volunteering to participate in the SNAP E&T Program is a way to meet the Work Requirement and maintain SNAP eligibility when the policy is in effect in Illinois (PM 03-15-00, PM 03-15-02,  PM 03-25-01). 
    • Discusses the customer's work interest, past work experiences and explains how the program can help with resolving potential barriers that may be preventing the customer from becoming employable.
    • revised manual textIf the customer volunteers:
      • Complete Form IL444-5179, SNAP Employment and Training Referral Assessment (Referrals from FCRC to the Office of Workforce Development), with the volunteer's input. If Form IL444-5179 cannot be completed in its entirety, at a minimum, complete all section on Page 1 and both the volunteer and worker sign on Page 4. Explain the importance of completing Page 1 as this information will be used to determine the appropriate SNAP E&T Provider and other services that may be needed to effectively participate in the program. The signature is important because it gives consent to send the referral. 
      • Explain to the volunteer that once the referral is received, the Office of Work Force Development or a revised manual textSNAP E&T Provider will follow-up with their participation in the SNAP E&T Program within 30 calendar days
        •  Note; If the customer who is volunteering is not in the office for the assessment, see WAG 21-06-02.
    • revised manual textEmail Form IL444-5179 to the respective email address below. Indicates in the email if the volunteer has a specific Provider they would like to work with. Documents in Case Comments which member in the SNAP household volunteered and the completion of the referral.
    • Enter in the subject line of the email: SNAP E&T Referral and the case number. Do not put a customer's name in the email. 
  2. SNAP E&T Provider:
    • If the customer is referred by the Office of Workforce Development, accepts the referral and completes the assessment in ISETS and engages the customer in the component. If ISETS is down, manually completes SNAP Employability Plan (IL444-2839).
    • Completes reverse referral in ISETS.
  3. FCRC or Office of Workforce Development or SNAP E&T Provider:
    • Files a copy of all notices sent to the customer and all related SNAP E&T forms and information in IES/ISETS.