Dependent Child Income - Under Age 18
(01/01/23 - 12/31/23)
Earnings of a dependent child under age 18 who attends school at least half-time, as defined by the school, are not countable.
NOTE When school attendance of the dependent child is not verified, the earnings of the dependent child are countable. Earnings of the dependent child are also countable when the child is not under the parental control(g) of an adult NA budgetary unit participant. Key the earnings on EAIC using the CF Earned Income Code.
Consider the student as meeting school attendance criteria during temporary interruptions of school attendance due to semester recess or vacation periods. This applies as long as the child will return to school following the recess.
Key the earnings on EAIC using the CX Earned Income Code.
NOTE School attendance must be verified for new applications, renewal applications, and when a change is reported for the dependent child, when the dependent child has earnings. (See Dependent Child Student Status Verification sources for a list of acceptable documents to verify school attendance.)