Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Treatment of Income




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Parents are responsible for the support of their dependent children until the children become age 18 (or age 19 if applicable).Parents living in the home with their children must be included in the assistance unit and their total income counted as available in its entirety, unless the parent is an SSI recipient.Count the income of parents excluded from the assistance unit because of a disqualification or enumeration penalty as available to the assistance unit.


Parent(s) of a minor parent who applies for or receives assistance for his/her own children are not pulled into the minor parentís AU.However, if the minor parentís parent receives Families First for the minorís siblings, the minor must be included in his/her parentís AU.




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