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(System) Issues a Mercury payment to the client for the $20 Work Activity Allowance at schedule cut-off each month the client is coded for Work First (211), Community Service (346), or Work Experience (530) in Item 60. When a
client is coded in a combination of these activities, only one Work Activity Allowance is issued.
(Worker) If the activity is not coded in Item 60 for a month the allowance is needed, issue a $20 Mercury payment. Use code 277 WAA, Work Activity Allowance, in Item 80 of a blank Form 552 and the 4-digit activity code under
PERSONS (see WAG 27-60-12-a).
NOTE: There is no code (other than the activity code) on the regular roll Form 552 to show the client gets an automated Work Activity Allowance. Code 277 does not appear in Item 80. The payment does appear on the
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