Child Care Subsidy: Income Availability

Income Consideration and Exploration

A client must explore all potential forms of income to be eligible for child care. All available gross income is considered unless it is specifically exempt per policy. Income from a new source, such as employment, is only considered after it has been received by the client. Anticipated income is only considered if the client expects to receive a full paycheck on or before the first of the next month.

For example:
A client begins a new job on July 27. She is paid once a month and will receive her first partial check on August 15. The client will not receive her first full pay period check until September 15. The client provides her worker with an adm-94 showing her hours, wages, and work schedule on July 29. How does the worker use this information to approve the child care?

The worker will use the pay information provided on the adm-94 to anticipate the gross monthly income for the case. Then the worker must divert the gross monthly income amount using block E47, total diverted income, for the months of July, August, and September from the new job. (We cannot add the family share copayment until the client has received the first full pay period check.) The client will owe the provider a copayment based on her gross monthly income effective October 1. The worker does not have to request the first full pay stub prior to adding the income to the case as long as the income has been verified by the adm-94 or employer.

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