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CHANGE IN PARTICIPANT'S AGE

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

Also see 0017.15.15 (Income of Minor Child/Caregiver Under 20).


MFIP:

When minor children turn 18, they must meet the school requirement in order to continue receiving assistance. See MINOR CHILD in 0002.41 (Glossary: Medically Necessary...), 0012.06 (Requirements for Caregivers Under 20), 0028.12 (Education Requirements).

The requirement that a minor caregiver live with certain adults applies ONLY through the month of the minor caregiver's 18th birthday. There may be other social service requirements and Employment Services requirements for the minor caregiver until his/her 20th birthday.

When a participant turns 20, the school attendance requirement no longer applies. See 0028.12 (Education Requirements). Other Employment Services requirements may apply. See 0028.06.03 (Who Must Participate in Empl. Services/SNAP E&T).


DWP:

When minor children turn 18, they must meet the school requirement in order to continue receiving assistance. In addition, see 0008.06.24 (DWP Conversion or Referral to MFIP) when a DWP participant turns 60 years old. Also see 0028.06.02 (Universal Participation Provisions), 0028.15 (Employment Plan (EP)) for the child under 12-week exception.


SNAP:

Budget the earned income of an elementary, secondary, or GED student who turns 18 starting with the 1st budget month in which the student is 18 for the full month. Prospectively or retrospectively budget the income, depending on which cycle the unit is in. See 0007 (Reporting), 0022 (Budgeting and Benefit Determination).

Begin applying the 3 months in a 36-month limit of eligibility once a non-exempt able-bodied adult is 18 for the full month. Stop applying this limit the month he/she turns 50. See 0011.24 (Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents).

Allow elderly income disregards and expenses to people who turn 60 as of the budget month they turn 60. Prospectively or retrospectively budget the income, depending on which cycle the unit is on. See 0018.12 (Medical Deductions), 0018.15 (Shelter Deductions), 0022 (Budgeting and Benefit Determination).

Apply other eligibility factors prospectively as of the month the client turns 60. See 0011.18 (Students), 0014.03 (Determining the Assistance Unit), 0014.03.06 (Determining the SNAP Unit), 0015.03 (Asset Limits), 0022.03 (How and When to Use Prospective Budgeting), 0028.06.10 (Who Is Exempt From SNAP E&T).


MSA, GA:

No provisions.


GRH:

When a non-disabled client turns 65 years old, change the budgeting method in the month the client turns 65 from GA-related other adult to the SSI-related aged method.

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