Federal and State laws and regulations require non-exempt individuals receiving public benefits to participate in approved work activities as a condition of eligibility for the receipt of cash assistance (CA) and/or food stamps (FS). If the individual willfully and without good cause fails to comply, s/he will be sanctioned.
For CA, first-time employment sanctions are non-durational for households with dependent-age children and may be lifted as soon as the sanctioned individual complies. All subsequent sanctions are durational and once appropriately imposed cannot be lifted until the duration of the sanction has expired.
For households without dependent children, all employment sanctions are durational and cannot be lifted until the sanction has expired. In addition, once the durational sanction period has expired, the Family Independence Administration (FIA) requires that non-exempt individuals who are willing to comply with the required work activities in order to have their sanctions removed must participate in a 10-day Demonstrated Compliance activity at Center 71 before the sanction is lifted.