Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual


Unemployed Parents




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If a families First caretaker marries the parent of an AU child while the caretaker isreceiving assistance and the parentís income after deducting child support payments is less than 185% of the AU size GIS, the AU is exempt from the unemployed parent requirements.The AU will remain exempt from these requirements until the Families First case closes.If the case closes for any reason and the AU later reapplies, the AU must meet all unemployed parent requirements at that time.


In addition, a PWE who is full-time VISTA volunteer is exempt from the 100 hour rule (see 100 hour rule discussed in the Procedures section of this chapter) and the bona fide offer of employment rule.They must meet all other unemployed parent criteria.




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