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 3 levels of Transitional Child Care.  Transitional Child Care Level 1 if the adjusted gross income exceeds 139% of poverty but does not exceed 165% of poverty. After the sliding fee is paid, payment to the provider will be paid at 75% of the remaining state base rate.

If the adjusted gross income exceeds 166% of poverty but does not exceed 190% of poverty the household could qualify for Transitional Child Care Level 2. After the sliding fee is paid, payment to the provider will be paid at 50% of the remaining state base rate.

If the adjusted gross income exceeds 191% of poverty but does not exceed 215% of poverty, the household could qualify for Transitional Child Care Level 3. After the sliding fee, payment to the provider will be made at 25% of the remaining base rate.