Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Marriage During Receipt of Assistance

Revised:

37.1

POLICY STATEMENT

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Families First encourages marriage.

 

Recipient caretakers who marry during the receipt of assistance may choose to exclude the new spouse from the AU for three full months, regardless of income.  Following the three months, the AU must meet FF eligibility requirements to continue to receive assistance.  Should the client choose to waive the three month exclusion, the AU must meet FF eligibility requirements, including those regarding two-parent families, to continue to receive assistance.  The three month exclusion starts on the first day of the month after the month of the marriage, regardless of when the marriage is reported.

 

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