We are located in a rural area where the unemployment rate is quite high and there are few places to work. How long would the HCS provider be expected to help find the individual employment?

We recognize that employment opportunities vary greatly around the state. Employment Assistance (EA) initially will be authorized for a minimum of 10 hours so that individuals’ preferences and skills can be thoroughly assessed and the specific training needs and employment goals can be agreed upon. Additional Supported Employment (SE) hours will be available up to 150 hours, and there is no service authorization limit for hours of service. However, there is a maximum of 180 days that may be authorized.

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