Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
(a) Pursuant to
the Tax Reform Act of 1986 ( P.L. 99-514 ), which clarifies certain amendments
of the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 ( P.L. 98-369 ), an adolescent parent is
an individual under the age of 18 and who is himself or herself a parent of a
adolescent parent lives in the same home as his or her own parent(s), the
income of such parent(s) shall be considered available to the eligible family
in accordance with the following procedures. These rules do not apply if the
parent(s) receive(s) SSI or AFDC-related Medicaid.
1. The gross earned income (and net income
from self-employment) of each employed parent shall be reduced by $
2. The result shall be added
to the unearned income of the parent(s).
The remaining income shall be further
reduced by the appropriate amount from the standard of need (10:69-10.2
) for the parent(s) and
any other individuals residing in the household who are or could be claimed by
the parent(s) as dependents for Federal personal income tax liability and who
are not beneficiaries of TANF or AFDC-C or-F-related Medicaid.
4. The remaining income shall be further
reduced by amounts paid by the parent(s) to individuals not living in the
household who are or could be claimed by him or her as dependents for purposes
of determining his or her Federal personal income tax liability.
5. Any income remaining shall be reduced by
any amounts paid by the parent(s) as alimony or child support to individuals
not living in the household.
income remaining shall be counted as unearned income available to the eligible
unit and shall be counted toward total income (10:69-10.3
) and in the
determination of eligibility.
i. In the event
the eligible family unit is determined financially ineligible for AFDC-related
Medicaid program due to the inclusion of such deemed income, Medicaid
eligibility for the dependent child(ren) of the adolescent parent shall be
determined in accordance with (c) below.
When a family is determined financially
ineligible for AFDC-related Medicaid due to deeming of the income of the
parent(s) of an adolescent parent in accordance with this section, the
dependent child(ren) of the adolescent parent shall be or continue to be
eligible for AFDC categorically-related Medicaid coverage as long as the
family's countable income, excluding the deemed income of the parent(s) of the
adolescent parent, is less than the AFDC eligibility standard set forth at
, Schedule II, as
applicable for the family size. Eligibility, in such instances, would be
limited to the dependent child(ren) of the adolescent parent; the adolescent
parent, therefore, would remain ineligible for such Medicaid
If the adolescent
parent does not live in the same home as his or her parents, the legally
responsible relative provisions of
apply, and Schedule
IV-B of 10:69-10.41(a)
N.J. Admin. Code §
Amended by R.2005 d.64,
See: 36 New Jersey Register 3622(a), 37 New Jersey Register
In (b), deleted references to the AFDC-N related Medicaid