Administrative Code

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 35. Virginia Independence Program

22VAC40-35-60. Minor parent residency requirement.

A. To be eligible to receive TANF, a minor parent shall reside in the home maintained by his parent or person standing in loco parentis unless he meets the good cause exception outlined in subsection B of this section. The local department shall ensure that the following priority order for the minor parent's living arrangements is considered: in a home maintained by a parent, other adult relative, legal guardian, or other adult determined by the department to be acting in place of a parent.

B. The minor parent residency requirement shall not apply if the local department of social services determines, by clear and convincing evidence, that the physical or emotional health or safety of the minor parent or his dependent child would be jeopardized if the minor parent and dependent lived in the same residence with the minor parent's parent or person standing in loco parentis. Such a claim shall be corroborated by evidence such as court, medical, criminal, child protective services, psychological, or law-enforcement records.

C. The local department of social services shall maintain a list of available housing to be used to refer a minor parent who is in need of an adult-supervised supportive living arrangement. If the local department of social services makes a referral, it will be deemed that the local department has made diligent efforts to locate such housing.

D. As a condition of eligibility, the minor parent shall reside at the local housing to which he is referred by the local department.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 15, eff. July 1, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2009.

Website addresses provided in the Virginia Administrative Code to documents incorporated by reference are for the reader's convenience only, may not necessarily be active or current, and should not be relied upon. To ensure the information incorporated by reference is accurate, the reader is encouraged to use the source document described in the regulation.

As a service to the public, the Virginia Administrative Code is provided online by the Virginia General Assembly. We are unable to answer legal questions or respond to requests for legal advice, including application of law to specific fact. To understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult an attorney.