OEC 21-08 Increase in Child Care Income Eligibility

Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 88
Jefferson City, Missouri

TO: ALL REGIONAL AND COUNTY CD AND FSD STAFF 

FROM:                      JOANIE ROGERS, INTERIM DIRECTOR CHILDREN’S DIVISION

                                KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION

SUBJECT:                  INCREASE IN CHILD CARE INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FPL 2021

 

DISCUSSION:

Effective July 1, 2021 Child Care Subsidy income guidelines increased based on the Federal Poverty guidelines issued by the Federal Government.  Maximum income limits have increased for households receiving Child Care Subsidy.

Income guidelines for initial Child Care Subsidy applications will continue to be determined using income up to 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).  Transitional Child Care A (TCCA) income guidelines will change to 151% to 185% of the FPL, Transitional Child Care B (TCCB) income guidelines will change to 186% to 215% of the FPL. 

The Traditional Child Care Eligibility Income Guidelines and Sliding Fee Chart and the Transitional Child Care Sliding Fee Charts have been updated to reflect the new income guidelines. System changes are completed in FAMIS and will use the new income guidelines for applications taken for July 2021 services.  You can find the income guidelines at https://dssmanuals.mo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/child-care-monthly-income-guidelines.pdf.

 

NECESSARY ACTION

  1. Review this memorandum with all Children’s Division and Family Support Division staff.
  2. Review revised Child Care Subsidy sections as indicated below.
  3. All questions should be cleared through normal supervisory channels and directed to:

PDS/MAS II Contact

Sharon Barsby

573-751-2037

Sharon.Barsby@dss.mo.gov

Program Manager

Salona Parker

573-522-2294

Salona.S.Parker@dss.mo.gov

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAM MANUAL REVISIONS

FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES 

https://dssmanuals.mo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/child-care-monthly-income-guidelines.pdf

RELATED STATUTE