Sec. 660-2-2-.20 - Living In The Home Of A Specified Relative

ยง 660-2-2-.20. Living In The Home Of A Specified Relative

The child must be living in the home of a blood relative (whole blood or half-blood) within a prescribed degree of relationship as provided for in departmental operating manuals. Blood relatives with alleged status may serve where a preponderance of evidence indicates that they are natural relatives. The child may be temporarily absent from the home to obtain Medicare care, attend school elsewhere because of special educational needs or be on a vacation visit out of the home. The temporary absence applies provided (a) the parent or relative with whom the child has been living continues to have responsibility for his/her care, and continues to maintain the home; and (b) the child is to return to the home at the end of the necessary period of absence. The parent or relative may be temporarily absent to receive medical care, handle family emergencies, or be on a vacation visit out of the home or engaging in temporary seasonal employment provided s/he (a) has arranged for a responsible adult to provide care for the child while s/he is away; (b) continues to carry responsibility for the child; and (c) plans to return to the home at the end of the temporary period of absence. In time of crisis or emergency, a non-relative may be payee of the grant for a period not to exceed 90 days. A minor child or parent who has been, or is expected to be absent from the home for a period of 30 consecutive days is not eligible for assistance unless the absence is for temporary reasons only. If the grantee relative does not notify the agency of a child's non-temporary absence by the end of the 5 day period that begins with the date that the absence becomes clear, the grantee relative will not be eligible for assistance for the number of months the absence was not timely reported.


(Letter to Dr. Leon Frazier, Commissioner, State Department of Pensions and Security from Linda S. McMahon, Associate Commissioner for Family Assistance dated February 2, 1983, regarding Abdulla K., et. al. vs. Schweiker, et. al. (M.D. Alabama, No. 82-849-N). Effective June 28, 1983. Amended: Filed January 3, 1997; effective February 7, 1997.)

Statutory Authority: Social Security Act, Title IV-A; 45 C.F.R. 233.90; State Plan for Title IV-A; Code of Ala. 1975, Title 38.

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