When a provider’s actual charges are more than the geographic maximum, the provider is permitted to collect this excess amount from the household in the form of a co-payment. This charge is in addition to the family’s sliding fee.
Inform the household to ask about co-payment policies when choosing providers. It is the household’s responsibility to negotiate this with the child care provider and to pay the agreed upon amount.
NOTE: The provider is not permitted to charge a co-payment for Protective Services Child Care.