CHILD CARE MANUAL

2010.050.25 Incapacitated Parent

Incapacitated parent is a valid need as long as a certified physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant provides an annual statement verifying the need for care.

Verification of Incapacitation of Payee

The parent must provide a written statement from a medical professional on professional letterhead.  This statement must include the number of hours of care needed per day, the number of days per week child care is needed, and the anticipated duration of the need for care.  The statement must include information that child care is necessary due to the adult’s incapacity.  Update this statement annually or more frequently according to the extent and expected duration of the incapacitation.  Receipt of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSA) does not, in itself, verify a need for child care due to the participant’s incapacity.

Authorizing Incapacitation of Payee

Authorize Child Care Subsidy based on the physician statement that includes the number of hours of care needed per day, the number of days per week child care is needed, and the anticipated duration of the need for care.