When a child's parent is absent, and there is no legal action pending against the parent, accept the caretaker relative's statement that the parent is absent. Accept the caretaker's statement unless one of the factors in Criteria "A", or 4 of
the factors in Criteria "B" exists.
Accept the caretaker's statement unless 4 of the following situations occurred after the reported date of separation.
Consider each item of information used by both the Family Community Resource Center and that provided by the client, as to how much it tends to prove that the absent parent is or is not in the home. Factors to consider include:
The FCRC must evaluate all the available information, and make a decision as to whether all the information taken together proves it is more likely that the absent parent is or is not in the home.
When the FCRC becomes aware of factors that indicate a reported absent parent lives with the unit, attempt to establish the absent parent's presence in the home using the above process.
(FCRC) Determine ongoing eligibility, including the parent, if it is established that the absent parent lives with the unit.
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