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Participant Eligibility Criteria
General Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to participate in WIA programs a person must:
- Be a Dislocated Worker
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be a citizen or noncitizen authorized to work in the U.S.
- Male Only: meet Selective Service registration requirements (All males born on or after 1/1/1960 must comply with Military Selective Service Act requirements)
Dislocated Worker Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible as a dislocated worker, a person must meet one of the following:
- Is terminated, laid off, or received notice of termination or lay off from employment
AND is eligible for or has exhausted unemployment benefits (UI)
Has been employed for a sufficient time to demonstrate attachment to the workforce, but is not eligible for UI due to insufficient earnings or having performed services for an employer not covered by UI AND is unlikely to return to previous industry or occupation.
- Has been terminated or laid off, or has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment as a result of any permanent closure or any substantial layoff at a plant, facility or enterprise
Is employed at a facility where the employer has made a general announcement that such a facility will close within 180 days
For purposes of eligibility, to receive services other than training services in § 134(d)(4A), intensive services in § 134(d)(3), or supportive services, is employed at a facility at which an employer has made a general announcement that such a facility will close.
- Was self-employed (including employment as a farmer, a rancher, or a fisherman) but is unemployed as a result of a natural disaster; or general economic conditions in the community where the individual resides.
- Is a displaced homemaker: (An individual who has been providing unpaid services to family members in the home and who (A) has been dependent on the income of another family member, but is no longer supported by that income;
AND (B) is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty upgrading or obtaining employment.
“Funded by: United States Department of Labor Workforce Investment Act Title I funds.”