File No. 35001
This rule was published in the July 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 14) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Workforce Services, Employment Development
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 35001
Filed: 06/30/2011 04:36:48 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this amendment is to better serve our clients by elimination of unnecessary paperwork.
Summary of the rule or change:
The rule currently says the applicant must meet with a Department representative. The Department will conduct those interviews via telephone when possible so clients will not have to visit the office. Further, clients with disabilities expected to last less than 12 months will not need to complete an agreement. This is to free up staff time to provide services which are more beneficial to our clients.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 35A-1-104
- Section 35A-3-401
- Section 35A-3-402
- Subsection 35A-1-104(4)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There are no anticipated costs of savings to the state budget as these proposed changes are nonsubstantive in nature and will not affect current funding levels.
These changes are nonsubstantive in nature and the program is state funded so there will be no costs or savings to local government.
There are no compliance costs for small businesses associated with this proposed change.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
These proposed changes are nonsubstantive in nature and there are no compliance costs for any businesses or local government entities associated with this change.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs for affected persons as these changes are nonsubstantive in nature and there are no costs for complying.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There are no compliance costs associated with this change. There are no fees associated with this change. There will be no cost to anyone to comply with these changes. There will be no fiscal impact on any business.
Kristen Cox, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Workforce Services
140 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2333
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Kristen Cox, Executive Director
R986. Workforce Services, Employment Development.
R986-400. General Assistance.
R986-400-404. Participation Requirements.
ll] GA client[ s are]
required to [ meet with an employment counselor and] sign the
General Assistance Agreement Form within 30 days after the initial
financial benefit has been issued.
(2) The requirement to complete an assessment and employment plan is limited to clients with impairments expected to last 12 months or longer.
(3) If the impairment is expected to last 12 months or longer, the client must apply for SSI/SSDI benefits.
(4) A client must accept any and all offers of appropriate employment as determined by the Department. "Appropriate employment" means employment that pays a wage that meets or exceeds the applicable federal or state minimum wage law and has daily and weekly hours customary to the occupation. If the minimum wage laws do not apply, the wage must equal what is normally paid for similar work and in no case less than three-fourths of the minimum wage rate. The employment is not appropriate employment if the client is unable, due to physical or mental limitations, to perform the work.
(5) A client must cooperate in obtaining any and all other sources of income to which the client may be entitled including, SSI/SSDI, VA Benefits, and Workers' Compensation.
(6) A client who meets the eligible alien status requirements for GA but does not meet the eligible alien requirements for SSI can participate in activities that may help them to become eligible for SSI such as pursuing citizenship.
KEY: general assistance
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
September 22, 2009]
Notice of Continuation: September 8, 2010
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 35A-3-401; 35A-3-402
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Suzan Pixton at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9645, by FAX at 801-526-9211, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.