NOTE: The “minor parent's parent” will be referred to as the “major parent”.
Count the income of a major parent(s) in determining MAF eligibility, subject to certain disregards, if the individual(s) lives in the same household as the assistance group but is not a member of the assistance group.
A minor parent is defined as a parent under the age of 18, including the month turning 18. Major parent means biological or adoptive parent of the minor parent, not stepparent of the minor parent.
The deeming procedure is the same as for Temporary Assistance, except a grandparent's income may not be deemed to a grandchild in determining the grandchild's MAF eligibility. Therefore cases not eligible for MAF for the minor parent require a separate determination for the minor parent's child.
In determining the major parent's adjusted gross income (total gross income less overhead expenses), the income EXCLUSIONS applicable in determining the total gross income of a MAF participant also apply. Disregard any Temporary Assistance, GR, SAB, or BP grants the parent(s) receives. Count all other income.
In counting the major parent's income, apply the following disregards to the income:
NOTE: Do not include the major parent's spouse who is a stepparent in this standard, as his or her income is not considered for deeming purposes.
Show the remainder as unearned income on the minor parent's budget. If the assistance group is not eligible (due to no need), separately determine if the minor parent's child(ren) is eligible for MAF. A grandparent's income may not be deemed to a grandchild(ren) in determining MAF eligibility. Therefore, in this separate computation, the amount of deemed income cannot exceed the standard for one person. When computing the gross income (185% of need) limit test and the full need standard test, the deemed income shown as unearned income cannot exceed the full need standard for one person. When computing the net income limit test, the deemed income shown as unearned income cannot exceed the net income limit for one person.
In this separate computation, budget all of the minor parent's income, the minor parent's child(ren)'s income and deemed income (not to exceed the need standard for one person). If a deficit exists, the child(ren) is eligible for MAF based on need. If a surplus exists, the child(ren) is not eligible for MAF based on need.
If the minor parent or their child(ren) are ineligible for MAF, explore eligibility for the MC+ for Children program.