PM 24-02-02

new textA custodial parent in an AABD case who has a child in a separate TANF or medical case must cooperate with CSE activities.

Example: Ms. T is the RPY on the TANF case for her 10 year old daughter. Ms. T receives SSI and an AABD medical card in a separate case. Ms. T is required to cooperate with CSE and is subject to a penalty if she does not cooperate.

Require new textthe adult parent and the minor parent to cooperate when the benefit unit contains members in more than 2 generations.

Example: The TANF Cash case consists of Ms. A, Ms. A's 17 year old son, Joe; 16 year old daughter, Jean; and Jean's daughter, April. Ms. A is required to cooperate for Joe and Jean. Jean is required to cooperate for April. Apply a sanction to the TANF case when Ms. A or Jean do not cooperate in CSE activities.

When a benefit unit contains a legal parent and a stepparent, the stepparent must also cooperate with the CSE activities.

Example: The TANF case consists of Mr. B (payee); Mrs. B (2nd adult); Mrs. B's son, John; and Mr. and Mrs. B's son, Jim. Mr. B is required to cooperate for John.

new textA custodial parent applying for an AABD case as RPY for a child is required to cooperate with CSE activities.

Example: Ms. B's son receives SSI and has his own AABD case. Ms. B is expected to cooperate with child support, but since she does not receive any benefits for herself, there is no penalty to apply if she does not cooperate.  

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