Disability of a Parent - Requirements
(01/01/14 - 03/31/14)
Deprivation may be due to a medical disability (physical or mental) of a parent that affects the parent's ability to support or care for the dependent child.
Based on medical information, disability can be determined by the local office in some instances.
The participant may not appear to have a disability at the interview. The participant also may not have a doctor’s statement or verification of disability that is satisfactory. When this occurs, request verification to establish the medical disability. (See Initial Medical Verification)
When the parent is determined to have a disability, and is living with the dependent child, include that parent in the eligibility determination.
For information regarding disability determination and verification, see Disability of a Parent - Overview.