A TANF Filing Unit must include all eligible parents and siblings who live with a dependent child for whom TANF benefits are requested or received. The client cannot choose to exclude someone who must be included in
the cash case.
Unmarried minor parents must be included in the filing unit with their siblings who receive or apply for TANF as dependent children. Exception: When cash is requested or received for a minor parent's child and the
minor parent's child has both parents in the home, there is a separate filing unit for the 2 parents and their child.