Revision 17-2; Effective April 1, 2017



W—210 General Policy

Revision 17-2; Effective April 1, 2017


Household composition is self-declared. Married minors are not eligible for the Healthy Texas Women (HTW) program.


W—211 Budget Group

Revision 17-2; Effective April 1, 2017


The budget group for a minor applicant consists of the:

  • minor applicant;
  • minor's parent(s);
  • minor’s siblings; and
  • minor’s children.

The budget group for an adult applicant consists of the:

  • applicant;
  • applicant's spouse; and
  • mutual and non-mutual children under age 19 of the applicant and/or spouse.

A woman may not exclude a mandatory child from her budget group.

Do not include the following individuals in the HTW budget group:

  • individuals who do not meet age and relationship requirements;
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients;
  • children receiving foster care or adoption assistance;
  • individuals who are incarcerated;
  • residents of state supported living centers or institutions. If the child's living arrangement is questionable, refer to A-241.3.1, Children's Living Arrangements; or
  • HTW minor's legal guardian. A legal guardian is a person who has been appointed by a judge to take care of a child younger than age 18.


W—212 Certified Group

Revision 17-2; Effective April 1, 2017


Treat women age 18 as adults. The certified group consists only of the woman (adult or minor) applying, and there can only be one certified woman on an HTW EDG. Do not certify an incarcerated woman or married minors.


W—220 Verification Requirements

Revision 07-0; Effective July 1, 2007


There are no verification requirements for household determination.