Glossary Terms Beginning with F
Definitions for words starting with F are listed on this page. Take the link above or scroll down to the glossary term.
Family Definition
A family means the following individuals living in the same home with:
A head of household caretaker relative:
A dependent child
Parent or parents of the dependent child
Spouse of the parent or parents of the dependent child
Spouse of the head of household caretaker relative
Minor siblings of the dependent child
Minor children of the head of household caretaker relative
Minor children of the spouse of the head of household caretaker relative
An unwed minor parent requesting CA:
The minor parent or parents
The minor parents' child
The minor parent's adult caretaker relative
The spouse of the minor parent's adult caretaker relative
The minor parent's minor siblings or step-siblings
The minor children of the adult caretaker relative
The minor children of the spouse of the adult caretaker relative
Federal Means Tested Public Benefits Definition
Public assistance benefits funded by the federal government that require the participant to meet certain income and resource eligibility standards. Examples of federal means tested public benefits include, and are not limited to, all of the following:
Cash Assistance (CA)
Nutrition Assistance (NA)
Title XIX MA categories (not including Emergency Services (ES) )
All of the following are not considered Federal Means Tested Public Benefits when counting 40 Quarters:
Adoption Assistance
Educational Assistance
Foster Care
School Lunch Programs
SSI
WIC Program
Food and Nutrition Service Definition
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). FNS maintains the federal regulations for the Nutrition Assistance (NA) Program.
 
The NA QC Review Handbook (FNS-310) is available on the USDA FNS web site. See FNS Address for the Internet address, and the regional and national address for USDA FNS
Foster Care Definition
Substitute care for children in any of the following situations:
Nonparent relative placements
Foster family homes
Group care
Residential treatment