Rhode Island Works Program Rules and Regulations, Section 1400 through 1436


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Title 218 Department of Human Services
Chapter 20 Individual and Family Support Programs
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 2 Rhode Island Works Program Rules and Regulations, Section 1400 through 1436
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Inactive
Effective 03/26/2012 to 06/19/2013

Regulation Authority:

RIGL 40-5.2 and 40-6

Purpose and Reason:

In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, the Department is proposing rule-making to amended the Rhode Island Works (RIW) DHS rule, Section 1400 thorough Section 1436, to be consistent with what has been in effect for the past year under emergency rule-making provisions by initiating the regular APA process before the emergency rules expire. Revisions reflected in the proposed rule-making are consistent with what has been in effect via emergency filing as detailed below. This rule includes revisions to increase initial hardship extensions to be granted in six month increments with additional three month increments available when eligibility for hardship exists (lifting the twelve (12) month cap on hardship extensions). This rule provides guidance for recipients to claim good cause for lack of compliance with employment plans while in hardship as well as provides guidance to recipients for good faith efforts to demonstrate compliance. Collaborative language was added to support interdepartmental collaboration with developing plans with families that support individual work readiness as well as vocational needs. Language was added to further define cooperation with the Office of Child Support Services when assistance is requested for an eligible child. Revisions further include language to support the referral of ineligible parents/relative caretakers due to lack of citizenship/immigrant status to the International Institute as an approved activity to determine whether or not there is a pathway to legal status. Procedures for the replacement of EBT cards, exclusion of Federal EITC and tax refund consistent with PL 111-312, recovery of overpayments and timeframes for adverse actions were clarified. The definition section includes a detailed definition of homeless and guidance around determining homelessness. Sections continued from below: 1410.05-05.10,1410.15,1412.05.05-1412.05.20,1412-10,1412.25-1412.25.05,1412.30-40,1416-10,1416.25,1422.05,1422.10.40,1424.05.10,1424.15,1424.60-60.25,1427.10.05,1428.05,1428.10-1430.20.10,1432.05,1432.17.10,1434.05.