Item 63, Status of Parent, is used to identify the status of the parents of a child receiving AABD or TANF. For SNAP Only, and RRA cases always enter 2 dashes in Item 63. Also enter 2 dashes for any adults on Form 552 who are not homebound. For component SNAP members, enter 2 dashes or use the codes listed below.

This item shows the current status of the parents of children in a TANF Cash or All Kids Assist/Moms and Babies case, or AABD Cash or MANG case. This item is also used to identify a homebound adult in a case with children.

Enter a status code for each parent of every child in the case. Two columns are provided, one for the mother and one for the father.

For each child, enter one of the following status codes for any parent not living with the child.

Parent Does Not Live With the Unit
ITEM 63 CODE STATUS OF PARENT
01 Parent dead.
19

Child lives with caretaker relative other than parents and parents were legally married to each other at time of child's birth.

Use for each parent, when the child lives with a caretaker relative other than their parent and the parents were legally married to each other at the time of the child's birth. The parents may be living together or separately.

20

Parents not legally married to each other when the child was conceived or born.

Use for:

  • the father's status when DCSE needs to do additional paternity action on an alleged father; or
  • each parent if a child lives with a caretaker relative other than a parent; or
  • each parent if the child lives with the alleged father only.
21

Married but separated.

Use when the child lives with one of the parents and the parents were legally married to each other at the time of the child's birth, but are now separated. Use for the absent parent only.

22

Divorced.

Use when the child lives with one of the parents and the parents were legally married to each other at the time of the child's birth, but they are now divorced. Do not use if the divorce action is pending in court and a final order has not been entered. Use for the absent parent only.

23

Status unknown.

Use when the caretaker is a single adoptive parent. Use for the absent parent only.

24

Paternity adjudicated. Parents not married to each other at time of child's birth. Use when paternity has been adjudicated.

new textParents were in a Civil Union at the time of the child's birth, and both partners are named as parents on the child's birth certificate. This applies equally to same sex and opposite sex partners in a Civil Union.

Use for the absent parent only.

25

Determination of Good Cause Pending.

Use for the absent parent only. When it is determined that Good Cause exists, change to Code 26. If Good Cause does not exist, change to Code 19, 20, 21, 22, or 31.

26

Exempt from Cooperation with Support Enforcement due to a Determination of Good Cause.

Use for the absent parent only. If a determination is made that good cause no longer exists, change to Code 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, or 31.

30

Paternity established in the Family Community Resource Center. Parents not married to each other at time of child's birth.

Use when the parents have completed the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity process. Use for the absent parent only.

31

Parents not married to each other at the time of the child's birth and KIDS clearances do not show an alleged father.

Use when the mother cooperates at a Family Community Resource Center paternity interview and paternity is not established.

32

Status Unknown.

Use when an interview is not required to process a All Kids application and the father's status is unknown.

NOTE: Codes 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 30, and 31 automatically generate a referral to the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE). A referral is not generated when a component SNAP unit member is coded 19, 20, 21, 22, or 24.

For each child, enter one of the following status codes for any parent living with the child.

Parent Lives With the Unit
ITEM 63 CODE STATUS OF PARENT 
13

Parent in the Home.

Use for:

  • a child's mother when she lives in the home with the child; or
  • a child's father who was married to the child's mother at the time of the child's birth and the father lives in the home, even if the parents are divorced; or
  • a child's father when he lives in the home and his relationship to the child has been legally established by:
    • adjudication, or 
    • acknowledgment in open court, or
    • legal presumption of paternity (his marriage to the mother after the child's birth and the appearance of his name as father on the child's birth certificate); or
  • a child's adoptive parent living in the home.
  • new texta parent who was in a Civil Union with the child's natural or adoptive parent at the time of the child's birth, and who is named as a parent on the child's birth certificate
29

Paternity established in the Family Community Resource Center and the father is in the home. Parents not married to each other when the child was born.

Use this code for the father when the mother and alleged father of a child live together, and both have completed the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity process.

NOTE: Add the father to the case and determine ongoing eligibility.

Child Lives Alone

Enter for both parents when the child does not live with a caretaker relative.

  • ITEM 63 CODE - 28

    Child lives alone. (Category 94R only) This code is only for a Category 94R case with no adult caretaker in the home. Use this code for both parents.

Enter one of the following codes for each adult on Form 552.

Adults
ITEM 63 CODE STATUS OF PARENT
-- Adult Not Homebound.
02

Homebound Adult.

Use to identify an adult who is homebound.

If the adult is male, enter the code under Father. If the adult is female, enter the code under Mother.