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256J.55 PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS, RIGHTS, AND EXPECTATIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Participation requirements. (a) All caregivers must participate in
employment services under sections 256J.515 to 256J.57 concurrent with receipt of MFIP
assistance.
    (b) Until July 1, 2004, participants who meet the requirements of section 256J.56 are exempt
from participation requirements.
    (c) Participants under paragraph (a) must develop and comply with an employment plan
under section 256J.521 or section 256J.54 in the case of a participant under the age of 20 who has
not obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent.
    (d) With the exception of participants under the age of 20 who must meet the education
requirements of section 256J.54, all participants must meet the hourly participation requirements
of TANF or the hourly requirements listed in clauses (1) to (3), whichever is higher.
    (1) In single-parent families with no children under six years of age, the job counselor and the
caregiver must develop an employment plan that includes 130 hours per month of work activities.
    (2) In single-parent families with a child under six years of age, the job counselor and the
caregiver must develop an employment plan that includes 87 hours per month of work activities.
    (3) In two-parent families, the job counselor and the caregivers must develop employment
plans which result in a combined total of at least 55 hours per week of work activities.
    (e) Failure to participate in employment services, including the requirement to develop and
comply with an employment plan, including hourly requirements, without good cause under
section 256J.57, shall result in the imposition of a sanction under section 256J.46.
    Subd. 2. Duty to report. The participant must inform the job counselor within ten working
days regarding any changes related to the participant's employment status.
    Subd. 3. Move to a different county. MFIP applicants or recipients who move to a different
county in Minnesota and are required to participate in employment and training services are
subject to the requirements of the destination county. An employment plan that was developed in
the county of origin may be continued in the destination county if both the destination county
and the participant agree to do so.
    Subd. 4. Choice of provider. MFIP caregivers must be able to choose from at least
two employment and training service providers, unless the county has demonstrated to the
commissioner that the provision of multiple employment and training service providers would
result in financial hardship for the county, or the county is utilizing a workforce center as specified
in section 256J.50, subdivision 8. Both parents in a two-parent family must choose the same
employment and training service provider unless a special need, such as bilingual services, is
identified but not available through one service provider.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 14 art 1 s 107]
History: 1997 c 85 art 1 s 46; 1998 c 407 art 6 s 102; 1999 c 245 art 6 s 69; 1Sp2001 c 9
art 10 s 66; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 1 s 88,89; 2007 c 147 art 2 s 36

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