Temporary Assistance/Case Management Manual

0270.015.05 Single Parent Households With a Child Under Age Six

Single parents of children under age six are required to engage in work activities a minimum of 20 hours of core work activities per week.

Single parent households with a child under age six who can’t participate in work activities because they can’t obtain needed child care cannot be sanctioned.

Reasons a single parent can’t obtain needed child care include:

  • appropriate child care is unavailable within a reasonable distance from the individual’s home or work site
  • informal child care by a relative or through another arrangement is unavailable or unsuitable
  • appropriate and affordable formal child care is unavailable