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340:50-5-48. Migrant farm laborers

Revised 9-17-18

Migrant farm laborers usually have little or no income upon arriving at a work area and must be assessed for expedited services per Section 273.10(e)(3) of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (7 C.F.R. § 273.10(e)(3)) and Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:50-11-1.

(1) Income.In addition to income declared by the household, the worker explores the possibility that out-of-state real property is being rented or is producing income.When the household has income producing home or other real property, the worker adds the income to all other household income to determine eligibility and food benefit allotment.

(2) Exempt income of children in migrant households.When migrant households receive one payment for work performed by all household members, the worker excludes the earned income of a student 17 years of age and younger.To exclude the income, the worker prorates the income equally among all working household members and subtracts the student's portion.

(3) Income deductions.When the migrant household is responsible for deductible expenses per OAC 340:50-7-31, the worker deducts the expenses from the household's income.

(4) Work registration.Employable members of migrant households who are not employed at least 30 hours per week or receiving weekly earnings equal to the federal minimum wage times 30 hours must register for and accept suitable employment the same as for other persons.Per 7 C.F.R. § 273.7(b)(vii), migrant and seasonal farm workers under contract or similar agreement with an employer or crew chief to begin employment with 30-calendar days are exempt from work registration due to employment.

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