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Household Eligibility Impacts

The people who you include in the household impact a household's eligibility. After determining who belongs in the household, you must determine how the household's composition affects eligibility.

You must determine who must meet the need factor, whose income counts, and whose resources count. The following chart explains which household member must meet each factor of eligibility.

Household Impacts​
Income​
Count the income of the following household members if living with the household: Do not count the income of the following household members if living with the household:​
the child asking for subsidized child care, the natural, adoptive, or step-parent of the child needing subsidized care, the spouses or former spouses of the child's parent, the legally and financially responsible caretakers of the child needing subsidized care, the siblings of the child needing subsidized care, an adult non-relative who lives the child's biological or adoptive parent and acts in the role of a spouse, and the children of any adult-non-relatives included. the caretakers of the child needing subsidized care who are not legally or financially responsible, the household's income when the adoptive child or pre-determined eligible income exclusions apply to a specific child, a household where a child is participating in an Early Head State-Child Care Partnership or Oklahoma Early Childhood Program and that qualifies as income eligible, and a minor who is working and attending school. 
Need
The following household members must meet a need factor if living with the household: The following household members do not have to meet a need factor if living with the household:
the natural, adoptive, or current or former step-parents of child needing subsidized care, any caretaker who cares for the child seeking subsidized care when a parent is temporarily absent, and any caretaker who cares for the child seeking subsidized care in place of parents who have left the household an adult non-relative who lives with a child's biological or adoptive parent or his or her spouse and any child who is not a minor parent.
​Resources
Count the resources of the following household members if living with the household: Do not count the resources of the following household members if living with the household:
the child asking for subsidized child care, the natural, adoptive, or step-parent of the child needing subsidized care, the spouses or former spouses of the child's parent, the legally and financially responsible caretakers of the child needing subsidized care, the siblings of the child needing subsidized care, an adult non-relative who lives a the child's biological or adoptive parent and acts in the role of a spouse, the children of any adult-non-relatives who are included. A caretaker who is not legally or financially responsible for the child and An adopted parent whose child qualifies for the income exclusion.
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