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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 35. Virginia Independence Program
10/31/2020

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

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