Verify the student status of children age 18 for TANF by:
- School Records
- CSOC Inquiry, for children living in the City of Chicago (see WAG 03-05-03)
- Verification of School Attendance (Form 541 or Form 541CF)
Do not verify the student status of children applying for any of the Family Health Plans.
A child reaches the maximum age on the day before their birthday. A child is eligible for the calendar month in which the maximum age is reached. For example, a child not in school whose 18th birthday is January 1 is considered 18 on December 31 and would not be eligible for benefits after December.