5107.16 Sanctioning assistance group for noncompliance with contract.

(A) If a member of an assistance group fails or refuses, without good cause, to comply in full with a provision of a self-sufficiency contract entered into under section 5107.14 of the Revised Code, a county department of job and family services shall sanction the assistance group as follows:

(1) For a first failure or refusal, the county department shall deny or terminate the assistance group's eligibility to participate in Ohio works first for one payment month or until the failure or refusal ceases, whichever is longer;

(2) For a second failure or refusal, the county department shall deny or terminate the assistance group's eligibility to participate in Ohio works first for three payment months or until the failure or refusal ceases, whichever is longer;

(3) For a third or subsequent failure or refusal, the county department shall deny or terminate the assistance group's eligibility to participate in Ohio works first for six payment months or until the failure or refusal ceases, whichever is longer.

(B) The director of job and family services shall establish standards for the determination of good cause for failure or refusal to comply in full with a provision of a self-sufficiency contract in rules adopted under section 5107.05 of the Revised Code.

(C) An assistance group member who fails or refuses, without good cause, to comply in full with a provision of a self-sufficiency contract must complete all compliance activities specified in rules adopted under section 5107.05 of the Revised Code in order for the failure or refusal to be considered to have ceased.

(D) After sanctioning an assistance group under division (A) of this section, a county department of job and family services shall continue to work with the assistance group.

(E) An adult eligible for medicaid who is sanctioned under division (A)(3) of this section for a failure or refusal, without good cause, to comply in full with a provision of a self-sufficiency contract related to work responsibilities under sections 5107.40 to 5107.69 of the Revised Code loses eligibility for medicaid unless the adult is otherwise eligible for medicaid pursuant to an eligibility category other than the category associated with Title IV-A.

An assistance group that would be participating in Ohio works first if not for a sanction under this section shall continue to be eligible for all of the following:

(1) Publicly funded child care in accordance with division (A)(3) of section 5104.30 of the Revised Code;

(2) Support services in accordance with section 5107.66 of the Revised Code;

(3) To the extent permitted by the "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938," 52 Stat. 1060, 29 U.S.C. 201, as amended, to participate in work activities, developmental activities, and alternative work activities in accordance with sections 5107.40 to 5107.69 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 5107.16

History. Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 05-18-2005; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007