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Setting up Two Cases: Adoption

When an adopted child qualifies to receive an income exemption, do not count any income toward the child's eligibility. If the household includes children who do and do not qualify for the adoptive income exemption, you must use or create an income-exempt case and an income-eligible case.

Setting up Two Cases: Adoption
Income Exempt Case
  • Code the adopted child as "added to the benefit section" in the F25 Status dropdown box.
  • Code the adoptive parent and any children required to be in the household as "income and resources not considered for benefit computation—individual not included." You may code the adoptive parent's income on the case if necessary for another program.  
Income Eligible Case
  • Code all children who need Child Care as "added to the benefit section" in the F25 Status dropdown box.
  • Code the parents and any child not receiving Child Care as "income/resources are considered in benefit computation-individual not included" from the F25 Status dropdown box. This includes the adopted child(ren) on any other case.
  • Adoption subsidy income does not count as income toward Child Care eligibility.
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