Department of Human Services

Food Stamp Online  Policy Manual

Voluntary Quit

Revised: 

12.2

THE VOLUNTARY QUIT PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHEN…

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1240-1-3-.46(2)

(a)   a voluntary quit or voluntary reduction for an applicant household occurred more than sixty days prior to the date of application, unless the household was receiving benefits at the time of the quit or reduction, and the Department did not learn about it until reapplication;

 

(b)   the individual was on leave from a paid position of employment pursuant to the provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, unless the individual does not return to work at the end of the period of leave;

 

(c)    an involuntary reduction of work hours is imposed;

 

(d)   the individual terminates a self-employment enterprise;

 

(e)   the individual resigns from a job at the demand of the employer;

 

(f)     the household member who quit his/her job secures new employment at comparable wages or hours and is then laid off, or through no fault of his own loses the new job. In this instance the earlier quit will not require his/her disqualification;

Note:  Consideration must be given to new employment which might entail fewer hours or a lower salary, but which offers greater opportunities to improve job skills or for future advancement.

(g)   it is determined that the individual quit or reduced his/her hours with good cause; or

 

(h)   the individual is exempt from the work registration provisions at the time of the quit, which are listed at 1240-1-3-.43-(2).

 

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