Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) AND CHILD CARE SUBSIDY (CC) SLIDING FEE EXPENSE
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) allows for sliding scale fees to be waived for the CC program.
Participants will not be required to pay sliding fees effective June 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
Sliding fees are not an allowable expense during this time for SNAP, as the participant is no longer responsible for paying it. CC co-payments charged by child care providers continue to be the responsibility of the participant.
Example: Mrs. Potter’s child Harriett is approved for child care subsidy, 23 full time days per month. Mrs. Potter pays a co-payment of $25 per week to the daycare and has a sliding fee of $2 per full time day. On DCEXP (FMXM) screen her expense is currently listed as $154.33.
Copayment: $25 x 4.333 = $108.33
Sliding fee: $2 x 23 = $46
Total: $108.33 + $46 = $154.33
Effective 6/1/2021 her expense will be reduced to $108.33, the copayment only.
NOTE: All other types of expenses listed on the DCEXP (FMXM) screen remain unchanged, such as mileage (MI). MI is added to DCEXP screen as a separate expense, and should not be combined with the co-payment or sliding fee expenses.
Adverse action notices will be sent for active SNAP households prior to any reduction in benefits.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.