Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

At-Risk Child Care for Child-Only Caretakers (ARCO)




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A caretakerís eligibility for ARCO and child enrollment will be terminated when the following situations exist:


        the Families First child-only grant stops for any reason (including failure to cooperate with child support requirements);


        the gross monthly income for the family/household exceeds the income standard for that family size;


        the caretaker no longer meets work/education requirements and exceeds any of the approved work requirement exceptions or interruption periods;


        the caretaker fails to pay parent co-pay fees or make a repayment plan with the provider;


        The parent fails to cooperate with redetermination requirements; or


        the only child receiving care in the assistance group leaves the home or ages out.



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