An applicant or client is exempt if personally providing care for a child under age 1 living in the home. The person must be the parent or another adult relative living in the home. Only one person in a case can use this exemption.
A minor parent under age 20 who has not completed high school or earned a General Educational Development (GED) certificate cannot claim an exemption for the care of a child under age 1. The minor parent is required to attend school
full-time or complete other approved activities, unless they have a child under age 12 weeks.
NOTE: A FS person who receives TANF must comply with the TANF work and training
requirements, unless they are responsible for the care of a child under age 6.