How will the W-2 agency handle
When you apply for W-2 benefits you will meet with a W-2 agency employee known as a Resource Specialist who will determine what kind of services you need. This meeting should take place within
2 working days of when you first ask for help. After that, you will meet with a FEP or Financial Employment Planner. The FEP should meet with you within
5 working days.
The W-2 agency will ask you to verify or prove certain information about yourself and your family, like your identity, marital status, number of children, your income, your last job and your education. If you need help gathering this information you should let the FEP know and she should help you.
After you meet with the FEP she should determine within 7 working days if you are going to be placed in the W-2 program and in what category the placement will be. The placements are:
- job ready
- trial jobs
- community service jobs (CSJ)
- transitional placements (W2-T)
If you need more time to provide the information requested, the W-2 agency can extend the time to make a decision about your application and W-2 placement for up to 30 days.
While your application is being reviewed and you are waiting to be placed in a W-2 work placement you can be required to look for work if you are capable of working. Your application can be denied for not completing work search.
The W-2 agency cannot deny you the right to apply or simply tell you that you are not eligible. They must take your application and if they are going to deny it, they must give you a written notice explaining why.
The W-2 agency must take your application even if you have reached your W-2 time limits.