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MEMO: AP 00-16 Modification 1

Last Updated: November 15, 2016

DATE: August 18, 2000

TO: WIB Directors; WIB Chairpersons; Grant Recipients

FROM:  Lorna Joseph, Acting Director of Program Support

SUBJECT:  The Use of the Eligibility and Certification for Dislocated Workers Form, WIA-5

Background:  A number of concerns have been raised regarding the use of, and the timing of the use of, the Eligibility and Certification for Dislocated Workers Form, WIA-5.  The WIA-5 is to be used in determining WIA Title 1B eligibility for dislocated workers.  The purpose of this modification is to clarify those points.

Policy Guidance:  The local policy, relative to the one-stop design and plan, that has been agreed to by all the partners and implemented by the One-Stop operator, is the overall guidance for the implementation of Title IB on the local level.  The use of the Eligibility and Certification for Dislocated Workers Form, WIA-5, should be considered within this context.  It should also be used with care to best serve workers and not create false expectations.

Since the Workforce Investment Act is ?Work First? legislation initially core and intensive services should be emphasized.  Unfortunately, the completion of the Eligibility and Certification for Dislocated Workers Form paperwork can lead workers to conclude that they are eligible, and immediately eligible, for training.  Consequently, at this time, it is recommended that the form be used in conjunction with the personís actual registration (unless an agreement has been reached, or a policy set within a region which states the policy differently).

In all instances, if a person requests certification and meets the eligibility criteria, then the   WIA-5 should be completed and provided to the customer at any time.

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