1210.025.00  INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

CD15-74; OEC15-19 December 17, 2015; CD15-56; OEC15-12 September 01, 2015; CD15-17; OEC15-06 March 26, 2015; CD14-04; OEC14-01 January 16, 2014; CD13-67; OEC13-10 July 19, 2013; CD09-06; OEC09-02 January 14, 2009; CD08-40; OEC08-4 June 27, 2008

Income eligibility for child care exists when the adjusted gross income does not exceed the 138% poverty maximum based on the household size. The income maximums are listed Traditional Child Care Income Eligibility Guidelines and Sliding Fee Chart. New applicants and applicants who have had a break in eligibility must qualify using the 138% income guidelines listed on the IM-4CC Attachments in order to be eligible for benefits.

Active EU's that report a change or reapply for benefits before the end of the certification period can qualify for Transitional Child Care Level 1 if the adjusted gross income exceeds 139% of poverty but does not exceed 165% of poverty. After the sliding fee is paid, payment to the provider will be paid at 75% of the remaining state base rate.

If the adjusted gross income exceeds 166% of poverty but does not exceed 190% of poverty the household could qualify for Transitional Child Care Level 2. After the sliding fee is paid, payment to the provider will be paid at 50% of the remaining state base rate.

If the adjusted gross income exceeds 191% of poverty but does not exceed 215% of poverty, the household could qualify for Transitional Child Care Level 3. After the sliding fee, payment to the provider will be made at 25% of the remaining base rate.

1210.025.05 BUDGETING PROCESS

CD15-74; OEC15-19 December 17, 2015; CD14-04; OEC14-01 January 16, 2014; CD13-67; OEC13-10 July 19, 2013; CD09-06; OEC09-02 January 14, 2009; CD08-40; OEC08-4 June 27, 2008

Determine household eligibility by deducting qualified income deductions, from gross income. (Refer to Deductions from Gross Income in 1210.025.15 and Computing Gross Income in subsection 1210.025.05.05).

If the household income is below the sliding fee scale maximums listed on the Traditional Child Care Income Eligibility Guidelines and Sliding Fee Chart, the family is eligible.

New applicants and applicants who have had a break in eligibility:

If the household's adjusted gross income exceeds the sliding fee scale maximums listed on the Traditional Child Care Income Eligibility Guidelines and Sliding Fee Chart, the family is ineligible for Child Care. Reject the application. (See Denying an Application in 1220.015.00).

Active Child Care EU's reapplying for benefits:

If the household's adjusted gross income exceeds the sliding fee scale maximum, evaluate eligibility for Transitional Child Care (TCC). If the household's adjusted gross income exceeds the 215% TCC income maximum, the family is ineligible for Child Care. Reject the application. (See Denying an Application in 1220.015.00).

If the household's adjusted gross income is between 139% and 165% of poverty, approve the application for Transitional Child Care Level 1. If the household's adjusted gross income is between 166% and 190% of poverty, approve the household for Transitional Child Care Level 2. If the household's adjusted gross income is between 191% and 215% of poverty, approve the household for Transitional Child Care Level 3. Income guidelines for the three Transitional Child Care programs can be found on the here.