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  208.042.  Recipients of aid to dependent children to participate in training or work projects — exceptions — refusal to participate, effect of — standards — child day care services authorized. — 1.  In households containing recipients of aid to families with dependent children benefits, each appropriate child, relative or other eligible individual sixteen years of age or over shall be referred by the family support division to the United States Secretary of Labor or his or her representative for participation in employment, training, work incentive or special work projects when established and operated by the secretary, to afford such individuals opportunities to work in the regular economy and to attain independence through gainful employment.

  2.  The family support division, pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, shall determine the standards and procedures for the referral of individuals for employment, training, work incentive and special work projects, which shall not be refused by such individuals without good cause; but no recipient or other eligible individual in the household shall be required to participate in such work programs if the person is

  (1)  Ill, incapacitated, or of advanced age;

  (2)  So remote from the location of any work or training project or program that he or she cannot effectively participate;

  (3)  A child attending school full time;

  (4)  A person whose presence in the household on a substantially continuous basis is required because of illness or incapacity of another member of the household.

  3.  The family support division shall pay to the United States Secretary of Labor or his or her representative up to twenty percent of the total cost, in cash or in kind, of the work incentive programs operated for the benefit of the eligible persons referred by the family support division; and the family support division shall pay an amount to the secretary for eligible persons referred to and participating in special work projects not to exceed the maximum monthly payments authorized under sections 208.041 and 208.150 for recipients of public assistance benefits.  An allowance in addition to the maximum fixed by section 208.150 may also be made by the family support division for the reasonable expenses of any needy child or needy eligible relative which are attributable to his or her participating in a work training or work incentive program.

  4.  If an eligible child or relative refuses without good cause to participate in any work training or work incentive program to which he or she has been referred, payment to or on behalf of the child or relative may be continued for not more than sixty days thereafter, but in such cases payments shall be made pursuant to subsection 2 of section 208.180.  If a relative has refused to so participate, payments on behalf of the eligible children cared for by the relative shall be made pursuant to subsection 2 of section 208.180.

  5.  The family support division is authorized to expend funds to provide child day care services, when appropriate, for the care of children required by the absence of adult persons from the household due to referral and participation in employment, training, work incentive programs or special work projects.


(L. 1967 1st Ex. Sess. p. 900, A.L. 1969 H.B. 678, H.B. 804, A.L. 1973 S.B. 325, A.L. 1981 H.B. 901, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

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