CHILD CARE MANUAL

2040.005.20 Optional Members Cause Claims

To determine the Child Care Subsidy amount the Eligibility Unit was eligible for, the following policy applies:

  • Optional Inclusion in Eligibility Unit:

In those cases where a Eligibility Unit receives an overpayment because of income received by an optional member whose needs were included in the eligibility determination, the overpayment will be the lesser amount of the correct determination, after determining the amount, if the person:

    • had been left in the Eligibility Unit; or
    • was removed from the Eligibility Unit.

These steps are to be followed even in those cases where additional income was not reported.

Examples of optional inclusions in a Eligibility Unit include: grandchildren, nieces and nephews.