Child Care Subsidy: Synchronizing Benefits

The Child Care renewal date should be synchronized with SNAP to prevent multiple renewals for the client and prevent errors and additional work for the worker.  It is especially important that the renewal dates are synchronized so that child care is not disrupted during the 12 month eligibility period.

The system will synchronize benefits by automatically populating the Date of Last Review (E7) with the first day of the month of the SNAP Certification Date (C2) or with the first day of the 6th Month from the SNAP Certification Date (C2), depending on the circumstances of the case. The worker will need to enter E7 at child care certification.

Now let’s take a look at three examples.

  1. Ms. Simpson applies for SNAP and is certified as a semi-annual reporter effective 01/10/17. She later applies for, and is approved for child care benefits effective 03/15/17.The worker enters 03/01/17 in the E7 and then the system will automatically populate the Date of Last Review (E7) to 01/01/17.
  2. Ms Reynolds was approved for SNAP benefits effective 02/20/17 and completed the mid-cert renewal in July. She applied for child care benefits on 08/17/17 and was approved. The system will automatically populate the Date of Last Review (E7) to 08/01/17 (the first day of the 7th Month, from the SNAP Certification Date).
  3. Mr. Thomas is approved for child care benefits effective 01/01/17). He applies for SNAP in March and is approved effective 03/20/17. The system will automatically populate the Date of Last Review (E7) to 03/01/17. The worker will NOT have to enter the E7 in this example.

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