Two-parent households are required to participate in work activities for a combination of 55 hours per week.
A two-parent household may only have to engage in work activities for a combination of 35 hours per week when:
- there is a child under age six (6) in the home and they are unable to obtain federal funded child care (Missouri Child Care Assistance), or
- there is a disabled child in the home and they are unable to obtain child care.
The required activity hours can be achieved in any combination to meet the total hours required for the two-parent household. It is the family’s choice how they participate in work activities.
Example: Parent 1 could work 30 core hours and Parent 2 could work 20 core and 5 non-core hours.
Example: Only one parent can participate in work activities for a minimum of 30 core hours and 5 non-core hours per week.
Refer to Appendix H – Hours of Participation Chart for further information.