Child Care Subsidy: Updated3 Month Job Search Approval and Closure

The following are instructions regarding a 3 Month Job Search Approval and Closure.

Client applies for job search child care for his children in April 2024. The worker contacts the client by phone and the interview is conducted. The client reports that he last worked in March and received his last check on March 30, 2024. He says he is currently unemployed and that it is hard to find anyone to watch his young sons so that he can conduct interviews or other activities to find a job. He states that he lost his wife a couple of months ago due to an illness.

Complete the interview for Child Care benefits using the Case Note Generator and the appropriate FACS tabs for the Child Care benefit.

  • Case Info
  • Intake
  • Household
  • Income
  • Child Care
  • Child Care Service Plan Sub-Tab
  • Expenses
  • Social Services

The worker must approve child care with the weekly rate. The authorization should be opened using reason “For caretaker to search for employment.”

FACS Eligibility Notebook Child Care Tab

FACS Eligibility Notebook Child Care Tab

FACS Eligibility Notebook Auth. Daycare Tab

FACS Eligibility Notebook Auth. Daycare Tab

After the approval clears, the worker must then immediately close child care (reason code “55-Job search period has ended”) effective 90 days from certification date. The approval and closure must be completed in two separate actions.

Closure reason for child care (reason code “55-Job search period has ended”) effective 90 days from certification date

Note: If there is open SNAP, the E section must be open to link the card. Please approve the child care authorization and use CARDR transaction to request that the card be linked (55g). Please note “job search” in the comments. Once the link has been completed the EBT specialist will notify the worker and the E Section can then be closed.

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