The earned income of a teen parent is exempt if they are:
- age 17 or under; and
- attending elementary or secondary school; and
- under the parental control of a SNAP unit member.
NOTE: GED classes and home school classes that are recognized, operated, or supervised by the state or local school district are considered elementary or secondary school.
The income remains exempt during school breaks if the teen parent plans on returning to school after the break.
A teen parent's earned income becomes nonexempt for the entire fiscal month, starting with the first full fiscal month that the teen parent is age 18.
See PM 08-04-01-g for more information about how to treat income.