Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Diversion Child Care

Revised:

8.3

DETERMINING THE THREE MONTHS OF ELIGIBILITY FOR DIVERSION CHILD CARE

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In order to be eligible for the three months of Child Care the client must meet one of the following qualifications:

 

·        Be working at the time of application; or

 

·        Become employed within 30 days of authorization of a Diversion payment.

 

The client is eligible for three full months of child care from the date the Diversion payment is authorized.  A client who is authorized for a partial month of child care eligibility is eligible for the partial month in addition to the three full months following the partial month.

 

Example 1

 

The client applies for FF on July 7, 2007, and is working 30 hours at the time of application.  The client meets all points of eligibility and the Diversion payment is authorized on July 15, 2007.  The client’s three full months would be August, September, and October.  Since the client was authorized on July 15, 2007, eligibility for child care begins on the date of application, July, 7, 2007 through Oct 31, 2007.

 

Example 2

 

The client applies for FF on July 29, 2007 and is not working and meets all eligibility requirements for a Diversion payment.  The client’s case is authorized on August 15, 2007.  On August 19, 2007, the client starts working and reports this timely.  The client’s three full months of eligibility in this case are September, October, and November.  The client is due a partial month starting on August 19, 2007 as that is when her employment began.

 

Example 3

 

The client applies for FF on August 10, 2007 and is not working and meets all eligibility requirements for a Diversion payment.  The client’s case is authorized on August 18, 2007.  On October 29, 2007, the client reports employment starting that day.  The client is not eligible for Diversion Child Care in this instance, as employment did not start within 30 days of the authorization of the Diversion payment.

 

 

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