Caretaker relative is defined as any assistance group member who qualifies as the payee in the MAF case (i.e., parents or specified relatives of dependent children). Also included in this definition is a minor parent who qualifies as the payee except for the receipt of MAF benefits by his/her parent. Unrelated legal guardians are not included in this definition. If earnings of an unrelated legal guardian would cause ineligibility for the child(ren), remove the guardian from the assistance group and continue MAF for the children.
NOTE: Stepparent earnings deemed to an assistance group do not qualify a family for Transitional Medical Assistance.