PWE Unemployment or Underemployment Criteria
Determine whether the dependent child is deprived due to an unemployed or underemployment parent by using the following criteria:
The primary wage earner (PWE) is unemployed or underemployed to the extent that after budgeting the budgetary unit's income they are eligible to receive a CA benefit.
The PWE cannot be unemployed or underemployed because of participating in a strike. (See Strikers)
NOTE These criteria must be met with each eligible month.