Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Marriage During Receipt of Assistance

Revised:

37.3

WHEN THE CARETAKER ELECTS TO EXCLUDE THE SPOUSE AS AN AU MEMBER

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·        If the option is chosen to exclude the new spouse from the assistance unit, determine group eligibility as if the spouse was not in the home.  This is true even if the spouse is the father of an AU child.

 

·        Do not include the income and resources of the spouse in the eligibility determination for Families First.

 

·        Any children who moved into the home with the spouse at the time the marriage occurred must be considered for addition to the assistance unit using assistance unit policy.

 

·        If the assistance unit closes while the spouse is excluded, the excluded spouse will not be eligible for TCC.

 

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