There must be at least one child under 18 living in the house for a household to qualify for WV WORKS. The household must consist of a child under 18 and the child’s WV WORKS eligible brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, and parents who live with the child.
A child who gets social security income can get WV WORKS if the parent the child lives with meets TANF eligibility requirements. Stepbrothers and stepsisters are not considered part of the household unless they are eligible for WV WORKS.
The parents of the child must be included if they live in the house, whether they are married or not. Stepparents must be included in the TANF household and either the stepparent will be eligible for benefits or stepparent budgeting will apply. Once the household is determined, all income and assets of the persons required to be included must be considered in determining eligibility.