(1) A teen parent
is defined as an individual who has a child(ren) of their own and who meets the
definition of a minor child as stated in Section
Participation in an approved program leading to a GED meets full-time student
status for this purpose.
statement of the responsible adult will be acceptable verification that the
teen parent lives with a responsible adult. All teen parents must provide proof
that the teen parent has enrolled in a program meeting the school attendance
requirement as a condition of eligibility for the teen parent and the teen
parent's child(ren). If the teen parent is not in school but expresses an
interest in attending school, the assistance group will be given a 10-day
pending period to provide verification of registration and
(3) Teen parents who
receive their own grants and reside in the home of their parent(s) will have a
portion of the parent(s)' income deemed to determine the teen parent's and the
teen parent's child(ren)'s eligibility using parent to child deeming.
Parent-to-child deeming involves the
(a) Determine the parent's
total gross monthly income from all sources, including any lump sum
(b) If earned income is
involved, deduct the $90 standard disregard and add gross unearned
(c) Subtract the
consolidated need standard (100 percent of poverty level) for the parent and
any other individuals in the home who are not in the assistance group, but who
are dependents of the parent, from the total of the net earned income and gross
(d) Determine the
number of non-assistance group members whom the parent claims or can claim as
dependents for Internal Revenue purposes. Subtract the total documented monthly
amount the parent actually pays to, or on behalf of, such non-assistance group
dependents from the amount remaining following the step in paragraph
(e) Deduct the documented
amount of court-ordered child support or alimony the parent pays to
non-assistance group members. This is other than those in paragraph (d).
Court-ordered payments for child support or alimony include mortgage payments,
medical or life insurance payments, school tuition fees and other school costs,
that the individual may pay to a third party.
(f) The balance following these steps is
considered unearned income in the teen parent's budget.
Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R.
Rulemaking Authority 414.45 FS. Law Implemented 414.095
New 10-9-96, Formerly
10C-1.5061, Amended 5-23-99, Formerly 65A-1.5061, Amended by
Register Volume 46, Number 014, January 22, 2020 effective