Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Certificate Program Eligibility

Revised:

2.1

ELIGIBLE CHILDREN

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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. 

 

and

 

·        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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