N.J. Admin. Code § 10:69-10.15 - Earned income disregards of a child who is a full or part-time student

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The earned income of any child in the eligible unit who is a full-time student, or is a part-time student who is not a full-time employee, shall be exempt in determining need of the eligible unit and in evaluating his or her capacity as a legally responsible relative. (See 10:69-10.9 for definitions of full and part-time students.)
(b) For the purposes of this section, a full-time employee shall be any student whose average employment on a monthly basis equals 35 hours a week or more.
(c) A student who is a full or part-time student during the regular school term shall be considered to be a full or part-time student during all vacation periods.
(d) When a child claiming the exemption of earned income described in this section is over 16 years of age, this student shall be informed in writing that he or she has a responsibility for participating in determining his or her eligibility for such exemption. The student and the county board of social services have joint responsibility for securing the factual data from the school necessary to make the determination as to whether he or she is a full or part-time student, and for securing from his or her employer the factual data of monthly hours employed.
(e) Part-time students who are fully employed and are thus not eligible for the exemption of earned income as described in this section are eligible for the appropriate disregards depending on program related Medicaid program.
(f) The exemption of earned income of part-time students under this section does not apply in determining maximum income eligibility in 10:69-10.3.
(g) The earned income of a full-time student shall be disregarded in the determination of maximum income eligibility (10:69-10.3 ) for a total of six months in any one calendar year.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 10:69-10.15

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