PREVIOUS CHILD CARE MANUAL

1215.040.005 SPECIAL NEEDS RATE ENHANCEMENT

Child care providers are eligible for a rate differential, over the base rate, for services provided to a child with special needs. This rate differential is an increase of twenty-five percent (25%) over the base rate and payment is child specific.  The provider is paid for the child identified as having special needs.  This rate differential is system generated for both income eligible and protective services children.  All children in the custody of the Children’s Division (CD), receiving Adoption Services, Family-Centered Out-Of-Home Care, Intensive In-Home Services (Foster Care), and Family Centered Services are  considered special needs and are eligible for this additional payment.  (See Definitions of Special Needs Child 1210.020.15.35 and Verification of Special Needs 1210.020.15.40 for income eligible children.)