Ø Job Search/Job Readiness federal limits are:
240 hours in a 12 month period for single parents with a child under six and 360 hours in 12 months for others*.
Ø Job Search/Job Readiness hours can be a core activity for only 4 weeks in a row. Once a break occurs, it can become core again.
Once federal limits are reached the hours in Job Search/Job Readiness activities are reported in the miscellaneous category of "other".
* Iowa is designated a "needy state," thereby increasing the limits from 120 hours to 240 hours and 180 hours to 360 hours respectfully.
Vocational Education federal limit is:
Ø 12 month life time limit
Once the 12 month limit is reached the hours in Education fall out of the core activity of Education and into the non-core activity of Jobs Skills Directly Related to Employment.