.04 NA Student Eligibility-Exemptions
 
(01/01/21 –12/31/21)
Effective 01/01/2021, see Urgent Bulletin emailed 01/14/2021 regarding a temporary student exemption.
An NA participant may meet the definition of student, but does not meet the criteria in NA Student Employment, NA Student Work Study, or NA Student Jobs - E&T. When this occurs, the participant may be an eligible student for NA when they meet any of the following exemptions:
 
Under the age of 18, or over the age of 49.
Receive any CA benefits. When the student is receiving cash assistance, key the CA Exemption Reason Code in the STUDENT EXEM field on SSDO. (See CA Supportive Services)
Meets the Unfit for Work NA Work Requirement Exemption. When the student meets the Unfit for Work NA Work Requirement Exemption, key the ET Exemption Reason Code in the STUDENT EXEM field on SSDO.
The student is responsible for the care of a dependent child, based on one of the following caretaker exemptions:
The student is a single parent, enrolled full time and responsible for the care of a dependent child under age 12, regardless of adequate child care.
The child is over age five and under age 12 and adequate childcare is not available. (See Example NA student caretaker exemption 1)
The child is under the age of six.
 
NOTE When the student meets the criteria for the caretaker of a child exemption, key the CH Exemption Reason Code in the STUDENT EXEM field on SSDO.
 
When the NA budgetary unit includes more than one child and more than one adult student responsible for the care of the children, every student is eligible for the caretaker exemption at a ratio of one student per eligible child. (See Example NA student caretaker exemption 2 and Example NA student caretaker exemption 3)