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Earnings of Minor Children

Do not include the earnings of a child who is working and attending school in the household's countable income.

​Remember: Children stop being children when they turn 18, become emancipated, or become parents. Do not include minor parents in this exclusion. Policy treats children who are parents as adults.

The exclusion lasts through temporary school breaks or vacations as long as the child resumes enrollment immediately after the break. It also applies when a child attends a high school equivalency program operated, supervised, or recognized by the student's school district.

You may accept the client's statement during the interview to establish a child's enrollment status for this rule.

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