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Chapter 2) The One-Stop (Job Center) Delivery System

Chapter 3) Program Funding and Grants Management

Chapter 4) Fiscal Management

Chapter 5) Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Chapter 6) Complaints, Grievances, and Appeals

Chapter 7) Individual Training Accounts and Eligible Training Programs

Chapter 8) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

Chapter 9) Rapid Response

Chapter 12) File Documentation

WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual
Ch. 8) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

8.2 Eligibility

8.2.1 Adult Program

Effective date: October 15, 2018

Individuals are eligible for the WIOA Adult Program if they are:

  1. 18 years of age or older;1
  2. eligible to work in the United States;2 and
  3. registered with Selective Service (if applicable).3

    Note: Career planners should keep expiration dates of work authorization documents in mind when scheduling services. If a participant's authorization to work in the U.S. will expire before the planned close date for a service, the participant should renew his or her work authorization before beginning the service. If that is not possible, services must be scheduled so that they can be completed before the work authorization expires.

    Note: If someone is required to register with the Selective Service, but has not, follow the Failure to Register for Selective Service procedure.

DWD-DET and the local WDBs may not add eligibility criteria, including, but not limited to, criteria related to income or county or state of residence. 4

Any costs associated with providing WIOA Title I-B services to non-eligible individuals may be disallowed. 5

Eligible to Work in the United States

Individuals eligible to work in the U.S. include (WIOA Sec. 188(a)(5)):

  • citizens and nationals of the United States;
  • lawfully admitted permanent resident aliens, refugees and asylees (who are authorized to work in the U.S. because of their refugee or asylee status); and
  • other immigrants authorized by the Attorney General to work in the U.S. This includes immigrants covered by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who have applied for and received work authorization (TEGL 02-14, p. 2).

Required documentation is listed in the Guide to WIOA Eligibility Determination and Documentation.

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