Child Care Subsidy: Allowable/Non-Allowable Need Factors

For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
Victor applies for child care benefits for his two children Sam (4) and Marcus (2). He works for a local merchant and makes $10 dollars an hour.
For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
Sonja applies for child care benefits for her three children, Mark (7), Anthony (4), and Sarah (2). She resigned from her job and enrolled in a master’s degree program.
For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
After a month of receiving unemployment benefits, Michael wants to go back to work. His one year old daughter Alicia resides with him and he will need child care when he finds a job. Although Michael is not currently employed, his friend Derek convinced him to volunteer at an inner city school directing after school activities, something Michael believes would enhance his resume.
For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
Mariana currently attends classes at an alternative high school in order to obtain her diploma and requests childcare for her two year old son Chase.
For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
Trixie requests child care benefits for her two children; 3 year old son, Max, and one year old daughter, Hillary, while she sleeps during the day. Trixie’s sister Betty keeps Max and Hillary overnight while Trixie works as a cashier. Trixie is so tired by the time she gets off work at 7:00 AM that she worries she will fall asleep while her children are in her care.
For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
Jackson receives a pamphlet from the local vo-tech and decides to enroll in a flower arranging class for fun. Jackson is requesting child care for his 3 year old son Ethan while he learns to arrange flowers.
For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
Michelle recently became self-employed. For the past three months she has been trying to jumpstart her new business selling jewelry. Michelle is requesting full-time child care, but she only made $500 income last month. Michelle states that she works 40 hours a week, which does not meet minimum wage requirements.
For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
Naomi is attending school to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Naomi applies for child care benefits because she has no alternative caregiver for her children Dustin (4) and Allison (2).
For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
Travis had to appear in court due to drug possession charges. During his court appearance, Travis was told he could attend one week of court ordered community service in lieu of time in jail. Travis has joint custody of his son Todd (5) and the community service is only offered the same week he has custody. Travis applies for child care services for Todd because he has no alternatives to subsidized care.
For the following household scenario, determine whether their child care request is considered an allowable or non-allowable need factor.
Marsha applies for child care benefits for her daughter Roxanne (8). Marsha works from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Roxanne attends school from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Marsha picks Roxanne up from school after she gets off work each day. Because Roxanne’s child care is closer to Marsha’s house than Roxanne’s school, she drops Roxanne off at the child care facility each morning so they can transport her to school.

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