Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Certificate Program Eligibility




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To be eligible for the child care assistance, a child must be:


·        under age 13; or,


·        over age 13 if the child is:


-    under court supervision  - defined as supervision under a written court order, as in county or state juvenile probation or parole.  Typically used for before and/or after school supervision for unruly or delinquent children; or

-    physically or mentally incapable of self-care.


These children become ineligible effective the date of their 18th birthday, or the date of their high school graduation if this date is before they turn 19, whichever is later. 




·        be related to, or in the “care and control” of, the eligible caretaker as defined in the policy for Determining Household Size; or


·        live in the home and be in the caretaker’s care and control, if they are not in the assistance unit; or


·        be included in the assistance unit except for the fact that they receive SSI.



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