IM-111 07/24/00 CHILD PROTECTION CLAUSE, TA MANUAL REVISION
|CHILD PROTECTION CLAUSE
TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE MANUAL REVISION # 20
|The purpose of this memorandum is to update
the Temporary Assistance Manual in Section 0255.010.00, Individuals Temporarily
Excluded from Participation in Work Activities.
Exclusion code 2, Single Parent Households With a Child Under Age Six (6) Unable to Attain Needed Child Care is being changed to Single Custodial Caretaker Households Unable to Attain Needed Child Care. This policy applies to any household where the individual is a single custodial caretaker caring for a child and is unable to obtain appropriate, suitable, and/or affordable child care. These updates correspond with memorandum IM-#157 dated December 2, 1998, Determining Available, Suitable and Affordable Child Care.
A single custodial caretaker household with a child under the age of six (6) who is unable to participate in a work activity because of their inability to obtain needed child care may be temporarily excluded from participation. If any of the following listed criteria are present, then NO sanction may be imposed on a family:
This exclusion may also be considered for children over the age of six (6) when situations warrant. Examples of situations where this may be appropriate Are:
This "Child Protection Clause" is designed to promote parental choice in child care decisions. It is not the intent of this policy for staff to determine which provider a family should use nor does it alter current policy for determining a provider's eligibility for child care subsidy payments.
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