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Child Only Cases

Child Only Cases

A young boy with his grandparentsServices are provided to Child Only cases; these are cases where a child is living in the home of a specified relative, such as a grandparent, aunt, or uncle, not the biological or adopted parent(s). Children must be age 17 or younger at application. Children may receive Work First benefits through the month that they turn 18. Children who are age 18, in high school and expected to graduate by the month of their 19th birthday, can receive through the month they graduate from high school.

Minor parents (under age 18), unless emancipated, must:

  • Stay in school to complete their high school education or its equivalent. If a minor parent has not completed high school or has not received a GED or is suspended or expelled from school, the minor parent must participate in an appropriate educational training or other work activity.
  • Live with a parent or in another adult-supervised setting approved by the county director or the director’s designee. Payments will be made to an adult as a protective payee and not to the minor parent.