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#07-23-ELI: Verification Of School Attendance For 16-, 17-, And 18-Year-Olds
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) requires verification of attendance in secondary, vocational or technical school for persons age 16 to 18 to be eligible for benefits. These requirements apply to:
• 18-year-olds who are in the care of a related adult. (For benefits under Family Assistance (FA) and Safety Net Federally Participating (SNFP) categories of assistance)
• 18-year-olds who have not completed secondary school or obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). (These individuals must also comply with an employment assessment.)
• 16- and 17-year-olds, to determine if they are exempt from public assistance work requirements.
• unmarried minor parents ages 16 and 17 who have children 12 weeks of age or older in their care. (To be eligible for public assistance (PA), pregnant or parenting teenagers are required to participate in educational activities aimed at earning a high school diploma or its equivalent.)
• 16-, 17-, and 18-year-olds to determine if they meet the FS program work requirements.


Created: 7/30/2007
Updated: 8/22/2007