Transition Year Extension (TYE) was designed to provide continuous child care assistance to families who complete their 12 months of Transition Year (TY), continue to be eligible, but cannot be moved into Basic Sliding Fee (BSF) because there are no funds available. TYE is available for the time necessary for families to be moved from the BSF waiting list to BSF child care assistance.
When the TY period ends and the family remains eligible for child care assistance and there is a waiting list for Basic Sliding Fee, approve a subprogram switch from TY to TYE. The family should remain on the BSF waiting list as Priority 2. There is no time limit on TYE as long as the family remains eligible. Do not count TYE families as TY families on the waiting list.
If a family becomes ineligible while on TYE, TYE ends. The family should be removed from the Priority 2 waiting list and must re-apply as a new applicant.
When a family loses their eligibility for TYE and re-applies for child care assistance, the family:
· Becomes a new applicant for CCAP and is subject to the 47 percent entrance level
· Is no longer eligible to receive TYE child care so should be assessed for BSF
o If funds are available at the time the new application is received, approve BSF.
o If there is a waiting list for BSF at the time the new application is received, deny the application for no funding available and add the family to the BSF waiting list effective the date of the application. Place the family in the highest priority group for which the family qualifies based on information in the new application. Note: The family should not be determined as a Priority 2 waiting list category when the family reapplies for assistance after losing eligibility for TYE.
Consider this example:
TY period ends in March and family remains eligible for CCAP. There is a BSF waiting list. Approve a subprogram switch from TY to TYE starting April 1. Family must be on the Priority 2 waiting list. While on TYE, the family loses eligibility in August because a parent no longer has an eligible activity and extended eligibility period expires. The family’s TYE case closes and family is removed from the Priority 2 waiting list.
The family submits a new application on October 15 because the parent started employment. The new application must be assessed for BSF and meet income entrance guidelines of at or below 47 percent of SMI. BSF funds are still not available and there continues to be a waiting list for BSF. Application is denied and family is added to Priority 5 waiting list effective October 15.
Minnesota Statutes 119B.011 subd. 20a
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