Raymon Sutedjo-The • about 5 years ago
Foster VS Head Start & Homeless/Migrant/Runaway
I'm a little confused about the skip logic based on these statuses. There seems to be conflicting information between the household scenario matrix & the latest office hour.
1. From household scenario matrix:
"A household that does not participate in an assistance program, where there are five children, two are a foster children, one is a Head Start participant, one is both a foster and Head Start participant, and one is a confirmed runaway. The required information is the children’s names, student status, each child’s status as foster/runaway/Head Start (as applicable), contact information, and an adult’s signature and date."
2. From Feb 1's office hour session:
"If the application is being completed for children who meet the description of "homeless," "migrant," or "runaway," or "Head Start participant," OR where some but not all of the children are foster children – all steps of the application must still be completed."
Consider a household with 3 kids (1 foster + 1 head start + 1 migrant) who doesn't participate in assistance programs.
If I understand this correctly, #1 says that the applicant does not need to fill out adult names, household income, total household members, & SSN because all the children meet one of the statuses. Foster, head start, and homeless/migrant/runaway statuses are treated as equal factors.
However, #2 seems to imply the opposite (applicant needs to fill out adult names, etc.) because not all the children have foster status. Foster status is treated separately from head start & homeless/migrant/runaway statuses. Applicant can only skip if ALL children have foster status, regardless of the other statuses.
Which one is it?
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