Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Determining Family Household Size

Revised:

13.2

DETERMINING OTHER HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS AND SITUATIONS

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        Other Adults and Their Children Residing in the Residence

 

The parent or caretaker may claim a separate family household for eligibility purposes while residing with other related or unrelated adults if these adults are not otherwise mandatory members.

 

        When another adult residing with the parent/caretaker is determined to be a mandatory member, then the children of this mandatory member may be counted when determining the family household size.

 

        Caretakers Who Are Also Foster Parents

 

If the caretaker adult is also a foster parent paid by the State or a private foster care agency, the foster child(ren) will be counted in the family household size and the foster care payments will be counted as income.

 

        Non-Emancipated Minors

 

The parents of a non-emancipated minor parent will be counted in the family household unit when determining household size and income. This family household will be tested against the child care income eligibility level

 

        Emancipated Minors

 

Minors under 18 years of age may be considered as a separate household from their parents, even if they reside in the same house, provided they are legally emancipated. This family household will be tested against the child care income eligibility level.

 

 

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