Department of Human Services

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Voluntary Quit

Revised: 

12.7

IMPLEMENTING A VOLUNTARY QUIT/REDUCTION OF WORK HOURS DISQUALIFICATION

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1240-1-3-.46(7)

(a)   Applicant Households

 

When a determination is made that good cause did not exist for the voluntary quit or reduction, the individual will be disqualified from participating in the Food Stamp Program, as follows:

 

1.      First Violation - one month;

2.      Second Violation - three months;

3.      Third and Subsequent Violations – six months. 

 

The ACCENT system will issue the household a notice of denial explaining the proposed period of disqualification and the right to a fair hearing.

 

(b)   Participating Households

 

When a determination is made that good cause did not exist for the voluntary quit or reduction, the individual will be disqualified from participating in the Food Stamp Program, effective the month following the expiration of the notice of adverse action.

 

1.      First Violation - one month;

2.      Second Violation - three months;

3.      Third and Subsequent Violations – six months. 

 

The ACCENT system will issue the household a termination notice explaining the proposed period of disqualification and the right to a fair hearing.  When a participating household requests a fair hearing, with benefits to continue, and the Department’s action is upheld, the disqualification will begin the first month after the decision is rendered.

 

(c)    When a disqualified individual joins another household, the sanction will follow the individual who caused the disqualification, and the remainder of the sanction period will apply to the individual.  His income and resources will be counted as available to the new household members.

 

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