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Wisconsin Works (W-2) is a job-based program that provides cash assistance to eligible parents with minor children. W-2 is based on work participation and personal responsibility. The program provides employment preparation services, case management and cash assistance to eligible families. W-2 has the following paid placements:
Community Service Jobs (CSJ): CSJ placements are developed for individuals who lack the basic skills and work habits needed in a regular job environment. CSJ positions offer real work training opportunities, but with the added supervision and support needed to help the participant succeed.
W-2 Transition (W-2 T): W-2 T is reserved for those individuals who, because of employment barriers, are unable to perform independent, self-sustaining work. Those individuals who have permanent employment barriers are assisted in securing federal Supplemental Security Insurance benefits.
Caretaker of an Infant (CMC): CMC placements are for individuals who are the custodial parent of an infant who is 8 weeks old o rless. Individuals in a CMC placement receive a monthly payment and are not be required to participate in an employment position unless he/she volunteers to participate.
At Risk Pregnancy (ARP): ARP placements are available to unmarried women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy who have a medically verified at risk pregnancy. In addition to the paid placements described above, noncustodial parents, minor parents, and pregnant women may be eligible for an array of case management services. Also, custodial parents who are employed when they apply or become employed after participating in W-2 may be eligible for case management services. The final group eligible for case management services is W-2 participants who reach their time limit but ask for case management services