Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual





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The relationship requirement cannot be waived.Therefore, even though a person may have been awarded legal guardianship or custody of a child or otherwise stands in loco parentis to the child, he/she is not eligible to receive Families First benefits for the child unless he/she is also a specified relative.However, when a child is born during a marriage or within ten months of the termination of that marriage by death or divorce, the child is presumed to be the child of the motherís husband.In this instance, legal relationship takes precedence over blood relationship.A court order changing the paternity of the child will be necessary to change the relationship for Families First purposes.



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