To qualify as a child for TANF or GA-FCA, an 18 year old must go to high school full-time. A vocational school that is equal to a high school counts, but GED classes do not. For TANF, a residential program that provides a regular curriculum of
instruction equivalent to that which leads to a high school diploma also counts. See PM 03-04-02-b for the meaning of full-time school.
For GA-FCA, an 18 year old must go to high school full-time and expect to complete graduation requirements before reaching age 19. A student finishes their education program when they meet the school's graduation requirements. Accept the school's
statement about the date they expect the student to complete graduation requirements.
For TANF and GA-FCA, a child who is a high school graduate no longer qualifies when they are age 18. An 18 year old who is not in high school full-time does not qualify as a child. The child remains eligible for All Kids Assist until the child reaches
age 19. The 18 year old may qualify for the GA-TA program as an adult. If the 18 year old has a child, they may qualify for a separate TANF case.