24. Section 42A of the principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately after subsection (12), the following subsections:
“(13) For the purposes of subsection (11), a child is a member of a household if —
the members of the household include both the parents of the child or, if there is only one surviving parent, that parent;
in the case where the parents of the child are divorced, any member of the household is a parent of the child who has sole legal custody of the child; or
in the case where the parents of the child are divorced and neither has sole legal custody of the child, any member of the household is a parent of the child who has been given rights of care and control in respect of the child by any court.
(14) If the child is a member of more than one household by virtue of subsection (13)(c), he shall be treated as such member of the household of only one parent as determined by the Comptroller (whose decision shall be final) having regard to the circumstances of the case, including the child’s living arrangements.
(15) In subsection (13), “parent” includes an adoptive parent and a step-parent.”.