WAG 15-06-01-h

Set up one case for the parent and/or stepparent, and any children in common whose income is not below the All Kids/FamilyCare Assist Standard. Set up another case for the stepchildren, if there is a stepparent in the home, or for the child in common, if the parents are unmarried.

Determining Eligibility for the Parent, Stepparent, and Child(ren) in Common

Use the standard for the parent, stepparent, and all children in the household for whom the parent and/or stepparent are responsible. Consider the income of all persons included in the standard. If the case is not eligible for All Kids/FamilyCare Assist or only eligible with a spenddown due to income of the child(ren) in common, further separate the cases according to PM 15-06-01-g.

Determining Eligibility for the Stepchild(ren)

Use the standard for the number of children in the case, their parent, and any other children in the home for whom the parent is responsible. Consider the income of all persons included in the standard. revised textDo not include the stepparent in the standard for children who meet citizenship/immigration requirements and do not consider their income. However, always consider stepparent income for noncitizen children who are undocumented or do not meet other immigration requirements (see PM 03-01-02-k).

If the case is still not eligible for All Kids/FamilyCare Assist or only eligible with a spenddown due to income of the children, further separate the cases according to PM 15-06-01-g.

Determining Eligibility for Unmarried Parents

For each parent, use the standard for the parent, the child in common, and any other children under 18 of the parents who live with the parents. revised textOnly consider the income of the parent who is in the case.

Determining Eligibility for the Child(ren) in Common

For the child, use the standard for both parents, the child(ren) in common, and any other children of the parents under 18 who live with the parents. revised textOnly consider the income of the parents and of the child(ren) in common.