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FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, PEOPLE NOT IN HOME

ISSUE DATE: 08/2016

As a condition of receiving assistance, clients must cooperate in trying to get support from financially responsible people not in the home. Do not withhold any part of a client's benefits because financially responsible people refuse to contribute.


MFIP, DWP:

Non-custodial parents, some parents of unemancipated minor caregivers, and some sponsors of immigrants are financially responsible to contribute to the unit.

Refer non-custodial parents of minor children to the county agency IV-D unit. The IV-D unit will determine, together with existing court orders, the amount of support the non-custodial parents must contribute.

NOTE:
Married parents who are currently serving in the military away from home are considered to be custodial parents. Do not refer to IV-D when there is no breakdown in the marital relationship. See TEMP Manual TE02.10.90 (Military Families Receiving FS, MFIP or DWP) for MAXIS workarounds.

The county agency IV-A section computes the contribution amount for an unemancipated minor caregiver’s parents who do not live with the child, according to the instructions in 0025.30.03 (Contributions From Parents Not in Home). (This provision does not apply to minor caregivers' parents who receive MFIP, SSI, MA, MSA, or GA, unless there is an existing court order for support.). Notify the parent to send the payment to the minor caregiver or to the county agency. See 0026.24 (Notice of Relative Contribution). Contributions the minor caregiver receives are unearned income.

If IV-D action had already been brought against a non-custodial parent of a minor caregiver, IV-D must continue action to enforce support and obtain recovery.

To determine if a sponsor must contribute to the unit, see 0011.03 (Citizenship and Immigration Status), 0015.48 (Whose Assets to Consider), 0015.48.03 (Whose Assets to Consider - Sponsors W/I-864), 0015.48.06 (Whose Assets to Consider - Sponsors W/I-134), 0016.21 (Income of Sponsors of Immigrants With I-134), 0016.21.03 (Income of Sponsors of LPRs With I-864).



SNAP:

Sponsors of some immigrants must contribute to the sponsored person. To determine if and how much sponsors must contribute, see 0011.03 (Citizenship and Immigration Status), 0015.48 (Whose Assets to Consider), 0015.48.03 (Whose Assets to Consider - Sponsors W/I-864), 0016.21 (Income of Sponsors of Immigrants With I-134), 0016.21.03 (Income of Sponsors of LPRs With I-864).


MSA:

Follow SNAP.


GA:

Follow MFIP with the following EXCEPTION: Although sponsors of immigrants who do not live with the immigrant are financially responsible for the person, count only income and assets they actually contribute to the immigrant's household for sponsors who executed the I-134 (Affidavit of Support). See 0015.48 (Whose Assets to Consider), 0016.21 (Income of Sponsors of Immigrants With I-134), 0025.30.03 (Contributions From Parents Not in Home).


GRH:

No provisions.

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