Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Determining Family Household Size

Revised:

13.3

VERIFICATION OF RELATIONSHIPS AND AGES

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Verification of relationships and age for Families First participants is completed during the eligibility determination process for that program.  These verifications remain documented as the family transitions to TCC and ACC or elects to receive Diversion Payments. 

 

Verification of relationship and age will be completed for applicants and individuals in cases that are added as members after the closure of the FF case.

 

The following sources can be used to verify relationships, whether legal or alleged, and for ages of persons:

 

·        ACCENT

·        adoption/legitimization orders

·        birth certificates (original or copies)

·        family bible records

·        hospital birth records

·        juvenile or other court orders

·        military records

·        physical statements

·        SSA award letters

·        School records

·        Social service agency records

 

A Low-Income caretaker relative does not have to be the legal guardian or custodian of a child who is within the 5th degree in order to receive child care assistance.  Included as eligible “relatives” are those related to the child by half-blood, step-related, legally adoptive parents; and, the blood relations of these persons, legal spouses of any of these persons even though the marriage may have been terminated by death or by divorce.

 

A Low-Income caretaker does have to be the legal guardian or custodian of a child who is not within the 5th degree in order to receive child care assistance.

 

 

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