HB-5439, As Passed House, December 1, 2005
HOUSE BILL NO. 5439
A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled
"The social welfare act,"
by amending section 57b (MCL 400.57b), as amended by 1999 PA 9.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 57b. (1) Subject to section 57l, an individual who meets
all of the following requirements is eligible for family
(a) Is a member of a family or a family independence
(b) Is a member of a program group whose income and assets are
than the income and asset limits set by the
(c) In the case of a minor parent, meets the requirements of
(d) Is a United States citizen, a permanent resident alien, or
(e) Is a resident of this state as described in section 32.
(f) Meets any other eligibility criterion required for the
of federal or state funds or determined by the
agency department to be necessary for the
accomplishment of the goals of the family independence program.
(2) A minor parent and the minor parent's child shall not
receive family independence assistance unless they live in an
adult-supervised household. The family independence assistance
shall be paid on behalf of the minor parent and child to an adult
in the adult-supervised household. Child care in conjunction with
participation in education, employment readiness, training, or
have been approved by the family
agency department, shall be provided for the minor
parent's child. The minor parent and child shall live with the
minor parent's parent, stepparent, or legal guardian unless the
independence agency department
determines that there is
good cause for not requiring the minor parent and child to live
a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian. The
agency department shall determine the circumstances
that constitute good cause, based on a parent's, stepparent's, or
guardian's unavailability or unwillingness or based on a reasonable
belief that there is physical, sexual, or substance abuse, or
domestic violence, occurring in the household, or that there is
other risk to the physical or emotional health or safety of the
parent or child. If the
family independence agency
department determines that there is good cause for not requiring a
minor parent to live with a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian,
the minor parent and child shall live in another adult-supervised
household. A local office director may waive the requirement set
forth in this subsection with respect to a minor parent who is at
least 17 years of age, attending secondary school full-time, and
in a department service plan
of the family independence
agency or a teen parenting program, if moving would
require the minor parent to change schools.
(3) The department shall include as a member of the program
group any individual receiving supplemental security income living
with the family. The department shall include the amount that
member receives in supplemental security income as part of the
program group's income when determining financial eligibility for
family independence assistance.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless all of the following bills of the 93rd Legislature are
enacted into law:
(a) House Bill No. 5438.
(b) House Bill No. 5440.
(c) House Bill No. 5441.
(d) House Bill No. 5442.
(e) House Bill No. 5443.
(f) House Bill No. 5444.
(g) House Bill No. 5445.
(h) House Bill No. 5446.