U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

JTPA/LLSIL

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TDCR

ISSUE DATE

May 15, 1995

RESCISSIONS

 

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 27-94
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WAGNER-PEYSER ADMINISTERING AGENCIES
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
 
FROM : BARBARA ANN FARMER
Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Lower Living Standard Income Level Guidelines for 1995

  1. Purpose. To transmit 1995 Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) Guidelines. These guidelines are used in determining whether individuals meet the economically disadvantaged criteria set forth in the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA).

  2. References. Public Law 97-300, Section 4(8) (JTPA); and Internal Revenue Code Section 51 (TJTC).

  3. Background. JTPA defines the term "economically disadvantaged" at Section 4(8) of the Act. Among other things the term means an individual who is a member of a family which has received a total family income for the 6-month period prior to application for the program involved which, in relation to family size, was not in excess of the higher of the poverty level determined in accordance with criteria established by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, or 70 percent of the LLSIL. Pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 51(d)(11), the LLSIL is used to determine whether an individual is a member of an economically disadvantaged family for applicable Targeted Jobs Tax Credit purposes. Since for TJTC purposes, the determination of whether an individual is a member of an economically disadvantaged family necessarily will relate to a period prior to 1995, the LLSIL figures in the attached notice will not be utilized by the TJTC program under current law.

    The poverty levels were revised and new Federal Poverty Income Guidelines were published in the Federal Register on Thursday, February 9, 1995. The guidelines for the LLSIL were published in the Federal Register on April 25, 1995. (NOTE: TABLE 4 OF THE LLSIL GUIDELINES WAS REPUBLISHED ON MAY 8, 1995, TO ADD THE PARENTHESES, WHICH WERE INADVERTENTLY OMITTED FROM THE FIRST PUBLICATION NOTICE.) Attached are copies of these 1995 guidelines.

  4. Effective Date. States may implement these guidelines in accordance with the dates as published in the Federal Register or on such later date as the Governor may determine for JTPA programs in the State, but no later than July 1, 1995. In future years as well, States may implement guidelines in accordance with the effective dates published in the Federal Register.

  5. Inquiries. Questions concerning this notice may be directed to Diane Mayronne or Annie Dorsey at (202) 219-5305.

  6. Attachments.

 

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