177.11. A person who would be required to participate in the program may nonetheless choose not to participate if the person proves that he or she is, on the date of the application, in a situation, other than the situation provided for in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 53 of the Act, that would have entitled the person to a temporarily limited capacity allowance under the Social Assistance Program.
The same applies to a person who, on the date of his or her application, meets the following conditions:
(1) the person is a member of a family composed of 2 adults; and
(2) the person has a dependent child under one year of age.
Where a family referred to in subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph is composed of 2 adults who would be required to participate in the program, only one of them may choose not to participate.
The decision not to participate is irrevocable.