Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Family Cap

Revised:

36.4

EXCEPTIONS

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Do not apply Family Cap to a child who was born more than 10 months after the application month, but was conceived prior to the application for assistance.  Obtain a physician’s statement to prove conception occurred prior to the application date.

 

Do not apply Family Cap to a child born to an AU between periods of eligibility unless:

 

·        The child was conceived during receipt of assistance; and

·        The case closed prior to birth; and

·        The child was born more than 10 months after the previous application month; and

·        The reason for closure is deemed to be non-cooperation with Departmental policies and rules.

 

Do not apply Family Cap to the first child born to a minor in an assistance unit even if the pregnancy occurs after receipt of assistance.

 

Do not apply Family Cap to children, other than newborns, who join the assistance unit.  For example, when a child who has been residing with another relative rejoins the assistance unit.  The Families First grant payment will be increased as a result of adding the child.

 

Do not apply Family Cap to a child who is born to an assistance unit member as a result of incest or a verified rape.

 

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