Policy Chapters and Sections

General Youth Eligibility Requirements

Chapter: 5 Section: 4
Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Expiration Date: Continuing
Published Date: 12/8/2021 12:36:45 PM
Status: Current
Version: 3

Tags: Eligibility

  1. To be eligible to participate in activities carried out under this chapter during any program year an individual shall, at the time of eligibility determination is made, be an out-of-school youth or an in-school youth.
  2. In each local area, not more than five (5) percent of the youth individuals assisted under this section may be persons who would be covered individuals, except that the persons are not low-income individuals.
    1. The calculation is based on the percentage of all youth served by the program in the local areas WIOA youth program in a given program year.
  3. Individuals that choose to access the youth program based solely on disability as an eligibility criterion will be required to provide evidence of disability. 
    1. If an individual is determined eligible for the youth program based on other eligibility criteria or if disability status is disclosed after enrollment, disability self-attestation is sufficient for the participant’s file.
    2. Additional evidence of disability is not required if the youth eligibility determination is not made based solely on disability. 
  4. For the purpose of this subsection, the term ‘‘low-income’’, used with respect to an individual, also includes a youth living in a high-poverty area.