Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0205.030.10.05 Exceptions to Living Arrangement for Minor Parents

Exceptions to the required living arrangements for minor parents are allowed as follows:

  1. The minor parent has no parent or legal guardian who is living or the whereabouts of the parent or guardian is unknown
  2. The minor parent has no legal living parent or legal guardian that will allow the minor parent to live in his/her home
  3. The Family Support Division determines that the physical or emotional health or safety of the minor parent or dependent child would be jeopardized
  4. The minor parent lived apart from any parent or legal guardian for a period of at least one year prior to the birth of the dependent child or applying for benefits
  5. There is good cause for the minor parent and dependent child to receive assistance while living apart from a parent or adult relative or in an adult supervised supportive living arrangement

If a minor parent claims to meet one of the reasons for exemption (see 0255.005.00 Individuals Exempt From Participating in Work Activities), use an appropriate source of verification, which would include a written statement by the applicant/participant to establish that the reason for exemption exists.