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What are the work rules for two-parent families?


DTA made a number of changes and suspended a number of rules during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Guide notes in red when a rule was suspended during the pandemic.

Produced by Deborah Harris and Betsy Gwin, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Reviewed December 2022

In a two-parent family where neither parent is exempt each parent must meet the required work activity hours each week based on the age of the youngest child. 106 C.M.R. § 703.150(A)(5); DTA Online Guide (Two-Parent Case Examples).

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