K CA Needy Family Example 4
 
Donna (age 73) applied for CA for her two granddaughters, Danielle and Diane, only. Danielle and Diane are the daughters of Michelle, Donna's daughter, who is not in the home. Also in the home is Mary, Donna's daughter, and Mary's two sons, Sam and Tom. The CA needy family test is based on the following family:
 
Individual
Relationship
Family Member
Donna (73)
PI
Y
Danielle (10)
GC
Y
Diane (14)
GC
Y
Mary (29)
CH
N
Sam (8)
GC
N
Tom (6)
GC
N
The CA budgetary unit size is 2
The family size is 3
 
NOTE For purposes of the CA needy family test, a family is based on the Caretaker relative who exercises responsibility for the dependent child.
 
Donna exercises responsibility for two granddaughters only; therefore, they are included in the CA needy family determination. Donna does not exercise responsibility for Mary or her two children therefore they are not included in the needy family determination.