Children's Bureau Safety, Permanency, Well-being  Advanced
 Search

Search for:   in 

8.4A TITLE IV-E, General Title IV-E Requirements, AFDC Eligibility

Items with a star (*) and gray background have been modified from previous record.

Question Number 14:
11/29/2004 - Current
QuestionWhat is the definition of unemployed parent for purposes of completing the AFDC portion of a title IV-E eligibility determination?
Answer*The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) amended the definition of unemployed parent at 45 CFR 233.101(a)(1) in 1998 in response to the replacement of the former AFDC program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Each State was required to establish a reasonable standard for measuring unemployment in order to determine whether an individual qualified for benefits under TANF or Medicaid and whether a child met the AFDC portion of title IV-E eligibility. The amended regulation specifically permits States to consider hours of work, dollar amounts earned, and family size in establishing the reasonable standard of unemployment.
Source/Date6/23/03
Legal and Related ReferencesPublic Law 104-193; 45 CFR 233.101(a)(1); 63 FR 42270-42275, August 7, 1998.

Back to top


08/11/2004 - 11/29/2004 (Original Record)
QuestionWhat is the definition of unemployed parent for purposes of completing the AFDC portion of a title IV-E eligibility determination?
AnswerThe Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) amended the definition of ?unemployed parent? at 45 CFR 233.101(a)(1) in 1998 in response to the replacement of the former AFDC program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Each State was required to establish a ?reasonable standard? for measuring unemployment in order to determine whether an individual qualified for benefits under TANF or Medicaid and whether a child met the AFDC portion of title IV-E eligibility. The amended regulation specifically permits States to consider hours of work, dollar amounts earned, and family size in establishing the reasonable standard of unemployment.
Source/Date6/23/03
Legal and Related ReferencesPublic Law 104-193; 45 CFR 233.101(a)(1); 63 FR 42270-42275, August 7, 1998.

Back to top