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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 5

Published: September 19, 2012
Categories:
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting
Topics:
ACF-801

Element #5
SINGLE PARENT

Definition: Only one A single parent/adult living with a child who is legally/financially responsible for and living the with a child and where there is no other adult legally/financially responsible for the child in that eligible family. If there is someone else in the household, who does not have legal/financial responsibility for the child, then the legally/financially responsible applicant is still considered a single parent. A one digit code indicates if the head of the family receiving assistance is single or not.

Data Standards:

Missing

 

 

Always required

Out of Range

0 - 1, 9:
0 = No;
1 = Yes
9 = Not applicable; child is reported as head of household.

Internal Inconsistency

Before October 2000: If this Element is coded 9, then the following internal consistencies must hold:
- Element 3 (Head of Household SSN) must equal Element 16 (Child SSN)
- Element #6 (Reason for Receiving Care) is equal to 4 (protective services).

October 2000 and after: If this Element is coded 9, then the following internal consistency must hold: Element 6 (Reason for Receiving Care) is equal to 4 (protective services).

October 2006 and after: If this Element is coded 9, then the following internal consistency must hold: Element 6 (Reason for Receiving Care) is equal to 4 (protective services) or 9 (protective services during a national emergency).

Field Size: 1

Format: Single Parent? 0 = No, 1 =Yes, 9 = Not applicable; child is reported as head of household. (If "9" is entered, enter the Child's Social Security Number in Item 3).

Guidance: Enter the one digit code indicating if the head of the family receiving assistance is single or not. Note that a zero is used for a specific reason; for “unknown/not reported” use a blank or space.