familial status


Defined by the Fair Housing Act; a characteristic determined by a person's household where one or more individuals under the age of 18 live with a parent or legal guardian. Prohibits denying rights to people under the age of 18 who live with a parent or guardian.

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The single mother was applying for housing and the housing agent asked her about her familial status in order to determine if she qualified.

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While filling out my taxes this year, I was required to report my familial status when claiming dependents so that I could collect a larger income tax return.

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As a hiring manager it is imperative that only the qualifications of the candidate are considered and no consideration be given to Familial Status. Whether or not a candidate has children or is a guardian to anyone can not be considered.

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