File No. 35081
This rule was published in the August 1, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Workforce Services, Employment Development
Family Employment Program Two Parent Household (FEPTP)
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 35081
Filed: 07/14/2011 04:29:21 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this amendment is to match this rule to prior proposed changes.
Summary of the rule or change:
On 07/01/2011, the Department filed a change to Section R986-100-136 eliminating Family Employment Program assistance and Family Employment Program Two Parent assistance pending a hearing. It was recently discovered that this section also needs to be changed. The Department is ending payment pending the hearing because it is not required by federal law.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 35A-3-302(5)(b)
- Section 35A-1-104
- Subsection 35A-1-104(4)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
This applies to federally-funded programs so there are no costs or savings to the state budget.
This is a federally-funded program so there are no costs or savings to the local government.
There will be no costs to small businesses to comply with these changes because this is a federally-funded program.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There will be no costs to any businesses, person, or local government entities to comply with these changes because there are no costs or fees associated with these proposed changes.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs associated with these changes for any persons because this is a federally-funded program and there are no fees or costs associated with these proposed changes.
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.
R986-200. Family Employment Program.
R986-200-215. Family Employment Program Two Parent Household (FEPTP).
(1) FEPTP is for households otherwise eligible for FEP but with two able-bodied parents in the household. Eligible refugee households with two able-bodied parents and at least one dependent child, must first exhaust RRP benefits before considering eligibility for FEPTP.
(2) Families may only participate in this program for seven months out of any 13-month period. Months of participation count toward the 36-month time limit in Sections 35A-3-306 and R986-200-217.
(3) Both parents must participate in eligible activities for a combined total of 60 hours per week, as defined in the employment plan. At least 50 of those hours must be in priority activities. A list of approved priority and eligible activities is available at each employment center. Refugee families may participate in any combination of eligible and priority activities for a combined total of 60 hours per week, as provided in the employment plan.
(4) Both parents are required to participate every week as defined in the employment plan, unless the parent can establish reasonable cause for not participating. Reasonable cause is defined in rule R986-200-212(8),
(5) Payment is made twice per month and only after proof of participation. Payment is based on the number of hours of participation by both parents. The amount of assistance is equal to the FEP payment for the household size prorated based on the number of hours which the parents participated up to a maximum of 60 hours of participation per week. In no event can the financial assistance payment per month for a FEPTP household be more than for the same size household participating in FEP.
(6) If it is determinated by the employment counselor that either one of the parents has failed to participate to the maximum extent possible assistance for the entire household unit will terminate immediately.
(7) Because payment is made after
performance, advance notice is not required to terminate or reduce
assistance payments for households participating in FEPTP.[
However, if the client requests a hearing within ten days
of the termination, payment of financial assistance based on
participation of both parents in eligible activities can continue
during the hearing process as provided in
(8) The parents must meet all other requirements of FEP including but not limited to, income and asset limits, cooperation with ORS if there are legally responsible persons outside of the household assistance unit, signing a participation agreement and employment plan and applying for all other assistance or benefits to which they might be entitled.
KEY: family employment program
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
June 15, ]2011
Notice of Continuation: September 8, 2010
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 35A-3-301 et seq.
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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.