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4.3.15 MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents

ISSUE DATE: 10/2017

To be eligible for MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents, the parent must meet all of the following requirements:

  • · Be under 21 years of age
  • · Be pursuing a high school or general equivalence diploma (GED)
  • · Not be an MFIP participant
  • · Reside in a county that has a BSF Priority One waiting list
  • In a two parent family, at least one parent must be under 21 years of age and be pursuing a high school or GED. The other parent must meet BSF authorized activity requirements. See Chapter 4.3.12.6 (BSF authorized activities & hours).

    See Chapter 4.3.15.3 (MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents – Authorized activities) for information about authorized activities.

    See Chapter 4.3.15.6 (MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents – Subprogram changes) for information about subprogram changes.

    Age requirements

    When the only parent in a single parent family, or the parent that qualified for MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents in a two-parent family turns 21, the family no longer qualifies for MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents funding.

    Income requirements

    At application, the family’s annual gross income after allowable deductions must be at or below 47% of State Median Income (SMI).

    Once determined eligible, the family’s annual gross income after allowable deductions must be at or below 85% of SMI during the family’s 12 month eligibility period.

    At redetermination, the family’s annual gross income after allowable deductions must be at or below 67% of SMI.

    Waiting list requirements

    Families eligible for MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents meet the age and activity requirements for Priority One of the BSF waiting list. Families receiving MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents must be reported on the waiting list as Priority One while they receive MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents funding. Refer to Chapter 4.3.12.9 (BSF priorities).

    As soon as BSF funds become available, the county must move the family into BSF. Moving the family into BSF supports continued child care assistance when the parent’s education activity ends or the parent turns 21. Refer to Chapter 4.3.12.12 (BSF waiting list management).

    Legal authority

    Minnesota Statutes 119B.011, subd. 19b
    Minnesota Statutes 119B.025
    Minnesota Statutes 119B.06, subd. 1
    Minnesota Statutes 119B.09

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