Recovery from a minor child will usually defeat the purpose. Since the child is an
individual in his/her own right, a child’s ability to repay an overpayment depends
on the child’s own income, resources and expenses. A child’s income and assets must
be in the child’s name and be available for the child’s use. The family income and
assets are separate from those of the child unless the child's income and assets support
the family. In that situation, the expenses of the entire household are used to determine
defeat the purpose.