Through the American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Child Care Assistance Program is allowing for a $30 plus 1/3 disregard for individuals participating in the Dislocated Worker (DW) Program and the Adult Worker (AW) Programs sponsored by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The $30 plus 1/3 disregard is allowed while ARRA funding is available or until June 30, 2011, whichever occurs first. This $30 plus 1/3 disregard is not available to applicants if they are participating in Temporary Assistance Immediate Engagement activities.
Verification of an applicant's or recipient's participation in the DW or the AW Programs will be generated from DWD to FAMIS electronically. The $30 plus 1/3 disregard will be allowed as long as the individual is participating with the Dislocated Worker or the Adult Programs.
The $30 plus 1/3 disregard is to be applied to an individual's total gross earned income, minus overhead expenses of producing self employment income, prior to deducting medical insurance premium(s). If more than one person in the Eligibility Unit (EU) is participating in the Dislocated Worker or Adult Programs and has earned income, apply the disregard to each person's gross income minus overhead expenses of producing self employment income. Add together the $30 plus 1/3 disregard amount from each person's income.
When removing the $30 plus 1/3 disregard, FAMIS will generate an adverse action notice.