A. A child conceived in a month the family unit was not receiving Work First Family Assistance. (This is determined by counting backwards ten months starting with the month the child was born).
B. A child who is the firstborn (including all children of a multiple birth) of a minor who is a dependent child. In this situation, caseworker must change the individual case status code of the minor’s child to “F” when EIS displays the “Y” in the CAP field indicating that this child is subject to the family cap provision. See further instructions in III. below.
C. A child conceived as a result of verifiable rape, sexual assault, or incest. Verify by obtaining records from law enforcement or medical providers. If such records are not available, contact and accept two statements from family members, neighbors, or other individuals knowledgeable of the family member's situation.
D. A child when parental custody has been legally transferred to a caretaker other than a parent.
1. Ordered by a North Carolina court or any court of competent jurisdiction (out-of-state court).
2. Voluntary private placement of a child by its parent that results in the transfer of custody, guardianship, or adoption.
3. Placement with a relative made by the department of social services or an agency under contract with the department of social services when the department of social services retains legal custody.
E. A child living with a caretaker other than a parent who is no longer able to live with the parent(s) (as determined by the department of social services) due to:
1. Death of the child's parent.
2. Incapacity or disability of the child's parent such that the parent cannot care for the child. Incapacity/disability must be verified by a physician.
3. Incarceration of a parent if expected to last at least three consecutive months.
4. Institutionalization of a parent if expected to last three months or longer.
NOTE: If further verification is needed to support caseworker decision, obtain it from any knowledgeable source.
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.