Student benefits are payable if:
The student meets the Federal standards for full-time attendance (FTA) (RS 00205.300C);
The law of the State in which the home school is located recognizes home school as
an educational institution (EI);
The home school the student attends meets the requirements of the State law where
he or she resides; and
The student meets all the other requirements for benefits.
IMPORTANT: Some States only require parent reporting/monitoring until the student attains the
State’s compulsory education age, which is age 16 in many States; however, a home
school must comply with State law for the child to be entitled as a student even if
he/she is beyond the State’s compulsory education age.
See GN 01010.810 through GN 01010.815 for instructions about requesting, using, and documenting legal precedent opinions
(LPO), and see GN 01010.815 for instructions about when to request a new LPO. See PR 07905.000 for LPOs about educational institutions, and see PR 08005.000 for LPOs about home schooling.