Example 1:The family includes Mr. and Mrs. T and 3 children: Mr. and Mrs. T's 2 children and Mr. T's child from a prior marriage. Mr. T applied for TANF Cash for himself, Mrs. T and their 2 children. Mr. T did not apply for the child from the prior marriage. The child has a bank account in her name only, with a balance of $5,000.
Since the 3 children are blood-related siblings, the child from the prior marriage must be included in the case. The child's savings account is used when determining the family's asset eligibility. Since the $5,000 exceeds the asset limit, the entire family is ineligible for TANF Cash. The family would be eligible for All Kids Assist.
Example 2: The family includes Mr. and Mrs. M and 2 children: Mr. and Mrs. M's child and Mrs. M's child from a prior marriage. The child from Mrs. M's prior marriage receives SSI. Mr. M applied for TANF Cash for himself, Mrs. M, and their child. Mr. M did not apply for the child from Mrs. M's prior marriage. The child has a $1,500 certificate of deposit (C.D.) in his name only.
Mr. and Mrs. M and their child are eligible for TANF Cash. Mrs. M's child from the prior marriage is excluded from the TANF Cash case because of the receipt of SSI. Since Mrs. M's child is excluded from the case due to the receipt of SSI, do not use the $1,500 C.D. when determining the rest of the family's eligibility.