Stepparent With No Children in Common
(10/01/11 - 12/31/11)
The stepparent and the spouse(g) may both have CA eligible children, but no children in common. When this occurs, explain the advantages of creating a second case for the stepparent. Either of the following situations may occur at the option of the participants:
One AZTECS case can exist. Count all income and resources of all budgetary unit participants when determining eligibility.
NOTE Resources apply only to CA.
Two AZTECS cases can exist. (Two case files(g).)
Procedures for creating and maintaining two cases are as follows:
Use the original application for the first case.
Copy the original application for the second case.
Register the copied application using the spouse's name as the PI.
Set an appointment for the spouse.
When the spouse attends the interview, obtain the appropriate signatures on the copied application. (See Signing the Application and Other Documents)
Include the PI, the stepparent, and all children in both cases.
For CA, key IN in the PT field on SEPA for each parent and their children. Key ST in the PT field on SEPA for each stepparent. Key OU in the PT field on SEPA for the stepparent’s children.
Divide resources equally between the spouses only for the CA eligibility determination.