CHILD CARE MANUAL

2010.045.00 INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

Income eligibility for child care exists when the adjusted gross income does not exceed the 138% poverty maximum based on the household size for new applicants and applicants who had a break in eligibility. The income maximums are listed on the Child Care Income Eligibility Guidelines and Sliding Fee Chart.

Active EU’s that reapply for benefits before the end of the certification period can qualify for a gradual phase out of the Child Care Subsidy program called Transitional Child Care. There are 2 levels of Transitional Child Care.  Transitional Child Care Level A (TCCA) if the adjusted gross income exceeds 139% of poverty but does not exceed 175% of poverty. After the sliding fee is paid, payment to the provider will be paid at 80% of the remaining state base rate.

If the adjusted gross income exceeds 175% of poverty but does not exceed 215% of poverty the household could qualify for Transitional Child Care Level B (TCCB). After the sliding fee is paid, payment to the provider will be paid at 60% of the remaining state base rate.