Date Published: May 2006
Yes. Written verification must be obtained and maintained in the file indicating that an adult member of the household has legal custody of the minor child, and the entire household income must be taken into consideration for purposes of income eligibility. The child must reside in the household at least 51% of the time. In this situation the adult would be considered the head of household as an affected member of the family, but the minor child is the infected member of the family qualifying the entire household for assistance.