Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Assistance Unit

Revised:

7.5

SSI CARETAKERS

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A parent or other caretaker relative of a child who receives SSI and the SSI child is the only child in the home may be included in the AU if:

 

·        The SSI child meets Families First technical eligibility requirements.

 

·        The parent/specified relative of the SSI child meets Families First income/resource eligibility criteria.

 

·        Both parents in the home with an SSI child may be included in a Families First AU if at least one parent is incapacitated or is an unemployed parent.

 

·        A stepparent may be included with the SSI child’s parent if the parent is incapacitated.

 

·        A specified relative (e.g. a grandparent) who meets requirements as a caretaker may receive Families First as caretaker of an SSI child.  The spouse of the caretaker relative is not eligible to be included in the AU.

 

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