Programs seeking to increase member living allowance after
the members have started service must submit the following form for review by OneStar and await approval from their Grants Officer.
Programs should have a proposed modified pay schedule that demonstrates the increase. There is a place at the end of the form to include the proposed modified living allowance pay schedule as an attachment.
§2522.245 How are living
allowances disbursed? A living allowance is not a wage and programs may not
pay living allowances on an hourly basis. Programs must distribute the living
allowance at regular intervals and in regular increments, and may increase
living allowance payments only on the basis of increased living expenses such
as food, housing, or transportation. Living allowance payments may
only be made to a participant during the participant's term of service and must
cease when the participant concludes the term of service. Programs may
not provide a lump sum payment to a participant who completes the originally
agreed upon term of service in a shorter period of time.