SSI children are optional members of the assistance group, if included their income other than SSI must be budgeted. When the only eligible child(ren) receives SSI, eligibility may exist for MAF for the eligible caretaker and/or second parent with the SSI child excluded. The SSI child’s needs and income may be excluded in determining the eligible caretaker’s and/or second parent’s eligibility, if including the child would cause ineligibility. If the SSI child is under 18 or under 19 and meets the school attendance requirements for dependent children, the eligible caretaker and/or second parent may be eligible for MAF. Consider childcare costs for the SSI child as an expense to the earned income of the caretaker and/or second parent even if the child is not in this assistance group. If the SSI child is 18 years old and does not meet the school attendance requirement, the eligible caretaker and/or second parent is not eligible for MAF.