STATEMENTS OF POLICY


§ 183.901. Putative father/voluntary child support—statement of policy.

 (a)  A putative father does not have the legal status of being a father, and consequently is not under a legal obligation to support a minor dependent child until paternity is established. Similarly, for public assistance purposes, he is not considered a legally responsible relative, and therefore, his income is not subject to the deeming requirements of §  183.44(b)(2) (Reserved) or §  183.64(b)(3) (relating to income averaging). Following this legal principle, the Department developed its policy on the treatment of voluntary contributions from putative fathers as stated in Income Maintenance Bulletin 99-85-21 (relating to determining category of assistance involving putative fathers).

 (b)  Voluntary contributions from putative fathers will be considered child support and treated under §  143.23(g) (reserved), if either the mother or putative father state in writing that the money received is for the support of the child. This policy applies regardless of whether the putative father lives or does not live with the child. Treating voluntary contributions in this manner will enable recipients to receive support pass-through benefits of up to $50 per month.

 (c)  If neither the mother nor the putative father acknowledge in writing that a payment from the putative father is child support, it is considered a contribution and adjusted to the monthly assistance grant unless exempt under §  183.43 (reserved).

 (d)  The specified relative is still required to cooperate in efforts to establish paternity under § §  141.21(d)(2) and 187.23(a)(2) (relating to policy; and requirements). The fact that a putative father agrees in writing to support the child does not establish paternity nor does it negate the responsibility of the specified relative to pursue this action. If a putative father is willing to provide a written statement regarding child support, the income maintenance caseworker should explore the possibility of having the putative father sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity Form, H105.181, under §  153.44(e) (relating to procedures). When paternity is established, the putative father becomes a legally responsible relative and is subject to the mandatory filing unit requirements if living with the child and eligible for AFDC. If a GA eligible family, the income of the legally responsible relative is subject to the deeming requirements under §  183.64(b)(3). If the legally responsible relative is absent from the home, voluntary support payments continue to be collected until a court order is established and payments are sent directly to the Department.

Source

   The provisions of this §  183.901 adopted April 15, 1988, effective May 2, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 1829.

APPENDIX A
[Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix A reserved July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2524. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (42371) to (42373).

APPENDIX B
TABLE 1
STANDARD OF NEED


 Number of Persons in Budget Group


Schedule1
2
3
4
5
6
eachadditionalperson

1
$313 
$481
$614 
$749
$885 
$1001
$121 
BucksChesterLancasterMontgomeryPike


2
$298 
$461
$587 
$724
$859 
$976
$121 
Adams Allegheny Berks Blair Bradford ButlerCentreColumbiaCrawfordCumberlandDauphinDelaware ErieLackawannaLebanonLehighLuzerneLycoming Monroe Montour Northampton Philadelphia Sullivan SusquehannaUnion Warren Wayne Westmoreland Wyoming York


3
$284 
$444
$573 
$698
$829 
$943
$121 
Beaver Cameron Carbon Clinton ElkFranklinIndiana LawrenceMcKeanMercer Mifflin Perry Potter Snyder Tioga Venango Washington


4
$253 
$406
$532 
$662
$791 
$894
$121 
Armstrong Bedford Cambria ClarionClearfieldFayette ForestFultonGreene Huntingdon Jefferson Juniata Northumberland Schuylkill Somerset

   Note: When determining the standard of need for an individual budget group, add to the figure above special need allowances of the budget group.

TABLE 2
INCOME ELIGIBILITY LIMIT
(185% OF STANDARD OF NEED)


 Number of Persons in Budget Group


Schedule1
2
3
4
5
6
eachadditionialperson

1
$579 
$890
$1,136 
$1,386
$1,637 
$1,852
$224 
BucksChesterLancasterMontgomeryPike


2
$551 
$853
$1,086 
$1,339
$1,589 
$1,806
$224 
Adams Allegheny Berks Blair Bradford ButlerCentreColumbiaCrawfordCumberlandDauphinDelaware ErieLackawannaLebanonLehighLuzerneLycomingMonroe Montour Northampton Philadelphia Sullivan SusquehannaUnion Warren Wayne Westmoreland Wyoming York


3
$525 
$821
$1,060 
$1,291
$1,534 
$1,745
$224 
Beaver Cameron Carbon Clinton ElkFranklinIndiana LawrenceMcKeanMercer Mifflin Perry Potter Snyder Tioga Venango Washington


4
$468 
$751
$984 
$1,225
$1,463 
$1,654
$224 
Armstrong Bedford Cambria ClarionClearfieldFayette ForestFultonGreene Huntingdon Jefferson Juniata Northumberland Schuylkill Somerset



TABLE 3
FAMILY SIZE ALLOWANCES




SCHEDULE 1
NUMBER OF PERSONS IN BUDGET GROUP

1
2
3
4
5
6
each additional person
$215
$330
$421
$514
$607
$687
$83

BucksChesterLancasterMontgomeryPike


SCHEDULE 2
NUMBER OF PERSONS IN BUDGET GROUP

1
2
3
4
5
6
each additional person
$205
$316
$403
$497
$589
$670
$83

Adams Allegheny Berks Blair Bradford ButlerCentre Columbia Crawford Cumberland Dauphin Delaware Erie Lackawanna Lebanon Lehigh Luzerne LycomingMonroe Montour Northampton Philadelphia Sullivan SusquehannaUnion Warren Wayne Westmoreland Wyoming York


SCHEDULE 3
NUMBER OF PERSONS IN BUDGET GROUP

1
2
3
4
5
6
each additional person
$195
$305
$393
$479
$569
$647
$83

Beaver Cameron Carbon Clinton Elk Franklin Indiana Lawrence McKean Mercer Mifflin Perry Potter Snyder Tioga Venango Washington


SCHEDULE 4
NUMBER OF PERSONS IN BUDGET GROUP

1
2
3
4
5
6
each additional person
$174
$279
$365
$454
$543
$614
$83

Armstrong Bedford Cambria Clarion Clearfield Fayette Forest Fulton Greene Huntingdon Jefferson Juniata Northumberland Schuylkill Somerset



   (Editor’s Note: This table was moved from §  175.23 (serial page (130487)). See 20 Pa.B. 554 (February 3, 1990).)

Source

   The provisions of this Appendix B reserved July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2524; amended August 26, 1988, effective November 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3921; amended February 2, 1990, effective February 3, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 554. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (130698) to (130699).

Cross References

   This appendix cited in 55 Pa. Code §  183.71 (relating to gross income test); 55 Pa. Code §  183.91 (relating to LRR, parent or legal guardian of an AFDC minor parent and stepparent deductions); 55 Pa. Code §  183.93 (relating to sponsor deductions); and 55 Pa. Code §  183.105 (relating to increases in income).



APPENDIX C
[Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix C reserved July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2524. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (29306) to (29323) and (29755) to (29761).

APPENDIX D
[Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix D reserved July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2524. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (67800) to (67802).

APPENDIX E
[Reserved]



Source

   The provisions of this Appendix E reserved July 11, 1986, effective July 12, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2524. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (67803).



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