1210.020.15 DEFINITIONS OF NEED COMPONENTS AND TIME LIMITS

(CD15-05, OEC15-02 dated January 23, 2015), (CD12-33, OEC12-06 dated March 15, 2012), (CD11-45/OEC11-11 dated May 20, 2011), (CD11-60/OEC11-16 dated July 12, 2011)

Child care may be authorized due to the following need components and based on the limitations listed.

NOTE:Time limits are for the participant's life time.Time limits apply as long as the household meets all other child care eligibility criteria during that period.

Additional information regarding appropriate child care need components for Temporary Assistance (TA) individuals participating in the Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) program are described in the CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND MISSOURI WORK ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CROSSWALK.

Employment

Maximum Life Time Limit: As long as the participant is employed and meets the criteria listed below.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: EMP

EU Certification Period: Up to one year

Comments:

General Education Development (GED)/ Adult Education and Literacy (AEL)

Maximum Life Time Limit:One year.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: GED or AEL

EU Certification Period: Up to one year

Comments:

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Maximum Life Time Limit:One year.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: ESL

EU Certification Period: Up to one year

Comments:

Junior High or Elementary School

Maximum Life Time Limit:As needed to complete.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: JRH

EU Certification Period: Up to one year

Comments:Participation and enrollment must be verified.

High School

Maximum Life Time Limit:Four (4) years or as needed to complete.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: HSC

EU Certification Period: Up to one year

Comments:

Post Secondary Education

Maximum Life Time Limit:Four (4) years.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: COL

EU Certification Period: Certification period determined by the time period the enrollment has been verified.

Comments:

Online Educational Classes

A parent enrolled in online classes from an accredited college or university is eligible for child care assistance only if the following conditions are met:

Care shall not be authorized during the hours the child is in school, is home schooled or is in a two-parent family when the other parent is available to care for the child.

The Eligibility Specialist must confirm the online class is only offered at a regularly scheduled time by verifying the class schedule as described in manual section 1210.020.15.15 Verification of Education and Training.

If the client is eligible and the need for care has been established, approvechild care for the length of the class schedule but no longer than the semester for which the class is being offered.

Enrollment and satisfactory progress must be verified.Refer to manual section 1210.020.15.20 SATISFACTORY PROGRESS.

Job Training

Maximum Life Time Limit:Two (2) years.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: TRN

EU Certification Period: Certification period determined by the time period enrollment in the training program has been verified.

Comments:

NOTE: Participants with an expired license or certification are considered employable and are responsible for renewing the license or certificate.

Evaluation for trainability/employability

Maximum Time Limit:Two (2) weeks per enrollment.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: TRN

EU Certification period: Certification period determined by the time period enrollment has been verified.

Comments:

Federally funded programs - Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Job Corps (JC), Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Maximum Life Time Limit:Duration of the program.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: JOC (Job Corps), JTP (WIA programs), and/or VOC (VR programs)

EU Certification period: Up to one year.Certification period determined by the time period enrollment has been verified.

Comment: Participation and enrollment must be verified.

Job Skills Training

Maximum Life Time Limit:Twelve (12) months total.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: TRN

EU Certification period: Up to one year.Certification period determined by the time period verified by the administering agency.

Comments:

Work Experience

Maximum Life Time Limit:Twelve (12) Months.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: WKE

EU Certification period: Up to one year.Certification period determined by the time period verified by the administering agency.

Comments:

Job Search (formerly Work First)

Maximum Time Limit:Twelve (12) Weeks per rolling year.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: JOS

EU Certification period: Certification period determined by the time period verified by the MWA program.

Comments:

Incapacitation of Parent

Maximum Time Limit:Duration as certified by a physician.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: ICT

EU Certification period: Up to one year.Certification period determined by the physician's statement verifying the need for care.

Comments: Verification standards are outlined in manual section 1210.020.15.30 VERIFICATION OF INCAPACITATION OF PAYEE.

Parent of a Child with Special Needs

Maximum Time Limit:Duration as certified by a physician.

CCNEED (FMAC) Code: SND

EU Certification period: Up to one year.Certification period determined by the physician's statement verifying the child's special need for care.

Comments: