THE SOCIAL WELFARE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 280 of 1939
400.57d Conduct of weekly orientation sessions; development of family self-sufficiency plan; compliance required; penalties; reassessment of recipient's eligibility.
(1) The department and the Michigan economic development corporation or a successor entity shall conduct weekly orientation sessions for family independence program assistance applicants. After the department makes an initial determination that an adult or a child aged 16 or older who is not attending elementary or secondary school full-time may be eligible for family independence program assistance and is not exempt from JET program participation under section 57f, that individual shall participate in assigned work-related activities. The individual, the department, and a JET program representative shall develop the family's family self-sufficiency plan in accordance with section 57e.
(2) If an applicant who is not exempt from JET program participation under section 57f fails to cooperate with the JET program or other required employment and training activities, the family is ineligible for family independence program assistance.
(3) The department shall impose penalties under section 57g if the individual fails to comply with the individual's family self-sufficiency plan.
(4) If the individual is complying with the family self-sufficiency plan, the department, a JET program representative, and the recipient may revise the family self-sufficiency plan if necessary and the family independence program assistance group shall continue to receive family independence program assistance so long as the recipients meet family independence program assistance requirements.
(5) The department shall reassess the recipient's eligibility for family independence program assistance every 12 months after the date the application for family independence program assistance was approved. At the time of a reassessment under this subsection, the recipient shall meet with his or her caseworker and JET program representative and redevelop the family self-sufficiency plan.
History: Add. 1995, Act 223, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996
Am. 2001, Act 280, Eff. Mar. 22, 2002
Am. 2005, Act 323, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 2005
Am. 2007, Act 9, Imd. Eff. May 18, 2007
Am. 2011, Act 131, Eff. Oct. 1, 2011
Popular Name: Act 280
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