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8.1.6 Changes in Family Status

ISSUE DATE: 10/2017

Marriage

Household impacts

When a marriage occurs, it may change the household size and the family’s income. See Chapter 5.3 (Determining the CCAP family). Evaluate changes in household composition according to Chapter 8.1.3 (Changes in household composition) and family income changes according to Chapter 8.1.12 (Changes in income or expenses). Determine if there is a change in copayment according to Chapter 6.21 (Family copayment).

Authorization impacts

Evaluate whether there are any changes to a child’s Service Authorization as a result of the marriage.

For example, if a child of Parent A would now have Parent B as a PRI, consider the activity schedule of both parents to determine the number of hours of child care the child is eligible for.

Divorce

Household impacts

When a divorce occurs, it may change the household size and the family’s income.

· If the parents remain living together, both parents’ income and activities should be used in determining eligibility and authorized hours.

· If one parent moves out of the household, remove that household member and do not require Child Support cooperation until the family’s next redetermination. See Chapter 4.9 (Cooperation with Child Support) and 8.1.3 (Changes in household composition).

Authorization impacts

Evaluate whether there are any changes to a child’s Service Authorization as a result of the divorce/separation.

Death

Household impacts

When a member dies, process the change. Verification is not required unless inconsistent information was received. Evaluate income changes that occur as a result of household size changes according Chapter 8.1.12 (Changes in income or expenses). Determine if there is a change in copayment according to Chapter 6.21 (Family copayment).

Authorization impacts

Evaluate whether there are any changes to a child’s Service Authorizations as a result of the death.

Legal authority

Minnesota Statutes 119B.025

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