A person who has reached the 60-month time limit and their dependent children living with them are ineligible for TANF if there is no exception or 3-month extension. These persons are excluded from the TANF filing unit. Other eligible family members
may receive TANF.
If a parent who has reached the time limit sends the children to live with another relative, the other relative may receive TANF for the children as long as the parent does not live in the same home.
A child who is a minor parent may qualify for cash as an adult in a case with their own child if they are ineligible as a child because they live with a parent who has reached the 60-month limit. The minor and child are eligible in their own case,
regardless of the minor's age. The parent may be the RPT.
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