The begin date of payment is the date of request for child care assistance, or the date the need for child care begins, whichever is later.
NOTE: If child care services would otherwise be lost, child care may be provided for up to 2 weeks prior to the begin date of scheduled employment, education, or training. Care may also be provided during a break in employment, education, or training, not to exceed 30 days, if it is known that the participant will be returning to his/her activity. In these situations, child care is conditional on the child continuing to attend care. Otherwise, the five (5) day absence policy applies.
EXAMPLE: A child care applicant requests child care on October 3. The applicant states that the need for child care does not begin until she/he starts employment on October 21. The eligibility begin date is October 21.
Also, refer to Provider Status in Relation to Payment, 1225.025.00, for further information about begin dates.