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Note: Though youth under age 16 must have a work permit to obtain employment in the State of Wisconsin,6 ISY ages 14 and 15 may participate in the WIOA Youth Program without a work permit as long as they meet the definition of "eligible to work in the United States." Any participants who lose their authorization to work in the United States become ineligible for the WIOA Youth Program as of the date the authorization was lost.
Note: Almost all male U.S. citizens and immigrants are required to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. If an individual turns 18 while participating in the Youth Program, he must register with Selective Service no later than 30 days after his 18th birthday. If he fails to register during that period, he may not continue to participate in the Youth Program. Males between the ages of 18 and 24 who have not registered with Selective Service can become eligible for the WIOA Youth Program by registering at www.sss.gov.7
satisfy the requirements for at least one of the following eight eligibility barriers:
States and local WDBs may not add eligibility criteria, including, but not limited to, criteria related to county or state of residence.8
Any costs associated with providing WIOA Title I services to non-eligible individuals may be disallowed.9
120 CFR §§ 681.220 and 681.230; TEGL 21-16, p. 2. TEGL 21-16 states that because the process of program enrollment can occur over a period time, school status must be based on status at the time the eligibility portion of program enrollment is made (DWD-DET applies this rule to all eligibility criteria). 20 CFR § 681.320 states that program enrollment only occurs after eligibility determination, provision of an objective assessment, development of an individual service strategy and participation in any of the 14 youth program elements.
220 CFR § 681.220(b) specifies that ISY include individuals with disabilities who are attending secondary school beyond the age of 21, if state law permits them to do so. Wisconsin Statute § 115.76(3) does not permit individuals with disabilities to attend secondary school beyond the age of 21.
Individuals eligible to work in the U.S. include (WIOA Sec. 188(a)(5); 20 CR §683.285(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 Secretary of Homeland Security or the Secretary's designee 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).