Temporary Assistance/Case Management

0205.050.25.10 Deprivation Due to Financial Need

IM-#154 November 21, 2002,  IM-#76 May 11, 2000

When a child lives with both parents and both are able to work, that child’s deprivation of parental support is based upon a determination of financial need.

Include all children of both parents, any half siblings who are deprived of parental support, and the parent(s) of an included child, except for SSI recipients.

EXAMPLE #1:  Mr. and Mrs. J apply for Temporary Assistance.  Their household consists of Mrs. J’s two children by a previous marriage, Mr. J’s child by a previous marriage and their child in common.  Mr. J works 20 hours per week, at the rate of $9.50 per hour.  Their budget is calculated as follows:

Mr. and Mrs. J and all four children are included in the budget.

 Gross monthly income          823.27 less than 185% (2307.00)
Standard work Expense        -90.00
Net income                          733.27
Family meets the Full Need Standard for 6 (1247.00)

 Net Income                          733.27
$30+1/3                              -265.00
468.27
Ineligible on Percentage of Need for 6 (431.00)

Therefore, the J’s in common child cannot be considered deprived of parental support.

If Mrs. J wishes to receive for her two children by her previous marriage, her eligibility for these children is determined as follows:

Complete stepparent deeming computation, using Mr. J’s earnings and the needs of himself, his child by his previous marriage and the child in common.  Since his net income of $733.27 is less than the full need standard for three, $846.00, no income is deemed.  Enter a Y in Field 28-Stepparent of IMU5.

Mrs. J is eligible for a grant of $292.00 for herself and two children.

Mr. J is not eligible for a grant for himself and his child by a pervious marriage because his earnings exceed the limit for a two person household.

EXAMPLE #2:  Mr. and Ms. S have four children, three in common and one of Ms. S’s by her previous marriage. Neither Mr. nor Ms. S is incapacitated.  Mr. S works 30 hours a week at the rate of $5.50 per hour.  Their budget is calculated as follows:

Mr. and Ms. S and all four children are included in the budget.

Gross monthly income          714.94 less than the 185% (2307.00)
Standard work expense    -90.00
Net income                            624.94
Family meets the Full Need Standard for 6 (1247.00)

 Net Income                            624.94
$30+1/3                                -228.33
396.61
Eligible on Percentage of Need for 6 (431.00)
431.00 – 396.61 = 34.39 (Grant 34.00)

Therefore, the S’s in common children are considered deprived of parental support.

Ms. S cannot receive a separate Temporary Assistance grant for her child by her previous marriage.

When talking with parents about their eligibility, there must be a discussion about time limits and the impact of using months of lifetime eligibility to receive a small grant or to receive a grant for some, but not all, children in the home.  Include in this discussion that they may be eligible for medical coverage without receiving Temporary Assistance.