Child Care Subsidy: Joint Custody

When a child lives with each parent for part of the month

Each parent’s eligibility is considered separately when joint or shared custody of a child occurs. Two cases should be set up if both parents qualify for subsidized child care benefits. The child is considered a member of each parent’s household. The worker only approves enough care in each case to cover the days child care is needed when that parent has physical custody of the child and meets a need factor.

The weekly and blended unit types should never be used in joint custody situations.

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