WAG 09-02-01-c.

To determine the ability of an excluded spouse to support their husband/wife when the excluded spouse is in the home, see PM 10-04-03.

Determine the ability of a spouse to support their husband/wife when the spouse:

  • is excluded from the cash unit; and
  • is not the legal parent of any of the TANF child(ren); and
  • is presently married and their spouse is included in the TANF unit.

When the person requesting benefits is not the parent of a dependent child in the case, determine the ability of the spouse in the home to support the husband/wife. If the person not requesting benefits has enough income to support the husband/wife, do not include the requesting spouse in the case.

If the client fails to verify the spouse's income, the case is ineligible for cash.

When the person requesting benefits is the parent of a dependent child in the case, budget the income of their excluded spouse against the financial needs of the unit.