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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 011 : REACH UP


(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 1115)
  • § 1115. Obligation to fund services; good cause

    (a) A participant's family development plan requirement under section 1112 of this title and work requirement under section 1113 of this title shall be deferred when the case management services, training and educational services, and the family support services identified in the participant's family development plan are unavailable for reasons beyond the control of the participant, including when monies appropriated are not sufficient to provide such services.

    (b) No family who has been determined to be eligible for child care services pursuant to section 3512 of this title shall be displaced from or denied receipt of such services because the requirements of this chapter result in additional participating families applying for and receiving financial assistance for such child care services.

    (c) Services related to child care that are provided to two-parent families in which both parents are able-bodied and who are determined to be eligible for services pursuant to section 3512 of this title shall be paid from nonfederal funds.

    (d) The Commissioner shall design the Reach Up program so that it provides access to a full array of services to participating families identified by their family development plans within the funds appropriated by the General Assembly.

    (e) The Commissioner shall establish good cause rules for temporary or unexpected conditions or circumstances beyond the control of the participating parent which result in a parent's inability to participate in a Reach Up family development plan requirement, to participate in a work requirement, or to accept or retain employment. (Added 1999, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2001.)