Minor Parent

Created on: 
Mar 30 2016

See ACES Screens and Online Pages for an example of pages or screens used in this chapter.

How do I determine who must be in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Unit (AU) for a minor parent?

To determine who must be in the TANF assistance unit, see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-408-0015 Who must be in my assistance unit?

How is income allocated when a minor parent is living with a major parent?

For information about how income is allocated when a minor parent is living with a major parent, see EAZ Manual - WAC 388-450-0120 Does the department allocate the income of financially responsible parents to a pregnant or parenting minor? 

Online Processing

How do I screen Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for a minor parent living with his/her major parent/s?

To screen TANF for a minor parent living with his/her major parent/s, take the following steps:

  1. Follow the steps in Screening an Application.
  2. On the Applicant page enter the minor parent name and address. 
  3. On the Add Member page for the Head of Household minor parent, check Add More and click Next
  4. On the Add Member - Search Criteria page enter the minor parent's child's name and other information then click Next
  • On the Add Member page for the minor parent's child enter a relationship of CH-Child Natural/Adopted, check Add More then click Next
  1. On the Add Member - Search Criteria page enter the minor parent's major parent(s) (Mom or Dad) name and information, click Next
  • On the Add Member page for the major parent enter a relationship of Other related adult (OT) check Add More if there is another major parent, then click Next
  1. If there is another major parent, repeat step 5 for that parent, if there are no other major parents, click Next to continue with the screening process.
NOTE:  Do not include the minor's parents sibling(s) on the TANF AU.

How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for a minor parent living with his/her major parent/s?

  1. To process TANF for a minor parent living with his/her major parent/s, follow the steps in How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?
  2. To be sure the income is allocated correctly, during processing, follow the steps in ACES Manual How is income allocated when a minor parent is living with a parent?.

Mainframe Processing

How do I screen Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for a minor parent living with his/her parent/s?

To screen TANF for a minor parent living with his/her parents, take the following steps:

  1. Follow the steps in Screening an Application.
  2. On the Applicant page enter the minor parent name and address. 
  3. On the Add Member page for the Head of Household minor parent, check Add More and click Next
  4. On the Add Member - Search Criteria page enter the minor parent's child's name and other information then click Next
  • On the Add Member page for the minor parent's child enter a relationship of CH-Child Natural/Adopted, check Add More then click Next
  1. On the Add Member - Search Criteria page enter the minor parent's major parent(s) (Mom or Dad) name and information, click Next
  • On the Add Member page for the major parent enter a relationship of Other related adult (OT) check Add More if there is another major parent, then click Next
  1. If there is another major parent, repeat step 5 for that parent, if there are no other major parents, click Next to continue with the screening process.
NOTE:  Do not include the minor parent's sibling(s) on the TANF AU.

How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for a minor parent living with his/her parents?

  1. To process TANF for a minor parent living with his/her parents, follow the steps in How do I process Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)?
  2. To be sure the income is allocated correctly, during processing, follow the steps in How is income allocated when a minor parent is living with a parent?.

 

See ACES Screens and Online Pages for an example of pages or screens used in this chapter.