.03 First Child of a Participant Under 18
 
(01/01/17 - 12/31/17)
The first child, either by birth or adoption, of a participant under 18 is exempt from the Family Benefit Cap Period (FBCP) as the mother has not been assigned an FBCP. The FBCP is assigned to a minor parent starting with the first month they receive CA as a parent.
 
NOTE In the case of a multiple birth or adoption, all the children from the first pregnancy or adoption are considered the first child.
 
When the child is determined eligible for CA, complete the following:
 
Key F in the WERE EXPT RSN AF field.
Key IN in the PT field on SEPA.
Document CADO with the following:
The name of the minor parent
The name and date of birth or adoption of the child
The F WERE Exempt Reason Code was used
Place the Benefit Cap Grid: Determining the BC Child (FAA‑1302A) form or the Electronic Benefit Cap Determination (FAA-1583A) form in the case file(g).