You can get benefits if you are a teen parent or a pregnant teen but you must meet special “living arrangement” and “school attendance” rules. There are different rules for minor teen parents and pregnant teens (under age 18) and adult teen parents and pregnant teens (18 and 19). 106 C.M.R. §§ 203.600-203.640.
- Pregnant teens are now eligible for TAFDC once the pregnancy is verified provided they meet other eligibility requirements. See DTA Operations Memo 2014-59 (Sept. 18, 2014); DTA Online Guide Transmittal, 2015-56 (Nov. 20, 2015).