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Separation Due to Child's School Attendance
318.1 Can a parent meet the in-care requirements when separated from a child because of the child's school attendance?
When the child's school attendance is the reason for your separation from a child under age 16, you may have a child in care if:
The child is not under the sole control and jurisdiction of the school; and
The child spends an annual vacation of at least 30 days with you (unless it is not possible for the child to return home during vacation).
318.2 Which parent is considered to have the child in care in the case of a separation?
If you are separated from the child's other parent, you may be found to have a child in care if:
The child normally returns to you during vacations; and
The school authorities look to you when they have a question concerning the child's welfare.
Last Revised: March, 2001
- When does a parent NOT meet the in-care requirements?
- How do you prove that a child is in your care?
- Can a parent meet the in-care requirements while temporarily separated from a child?
- Can a parent meet the in-care requirements when separated from a child because of illness?
- Can a parent meet the in-care requirements during a separation from a child because of employment?
- When are benefits paid to a child who is not attending school?
- When is a surviving child entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- What does having a "child in care" mean?
- Who is entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- When do benefits end for a child who is attending elementary or secondary school?
- What other evidence proves paternity?
- Child in Care Requirement
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