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; or
- appropriate and affordable formal child care is unavailable.