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4.3.15.3 MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents-Authorized Activities

ISSUE DATE: 12/2017

In order to be eligible for MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents, the parent must be pursuing a high school or general equivalency diploma (GED). The parent must have a county or tribalapproved education plan for their high school or GED program.

In a two parent family, at least one parent must be under 21 years of age and be pursuing a high school diploma or GED. The other parent must meet BSF authorized activity requirements. See Chapter 4.3.12.6 (BSF authorized activities and hours).

Parents pursuing remedial or basic skills courses are not eligible for MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents, unless those courses are part of their high school or GED program. Student parents on a school break, including summer breaks, retain their status as a student parent if they are expected to return to school following the break.

Care may be authorized for the high school or GED activity and other activities that meet BSF authorized activity requirements. Care should be authorized according to BSF policies. Refer to Chapter 4.3.12.16 (BSF Authorized Activities and Hours) and Chapter 9 for more information about authorizing child care.

When a parent who was attending high school or pursuing a GED graduates or informs the county that they are no longer pursuing a diploma, put the parentin Extended Eligibility and ensure the family is included on the BSF waiting list at the highest priority that applies to the family. If the family has not resumed school or moved to BSF at the end of Extended Eligibility, MFIP/DWP Child Care for Student Parents should end. See Chapter 9.15.6 (Extended eligibility).

Legal authority

Minnesota Statutes 119B.011, subd.19b
Minnesota Statutes 119B.03, subd.4
Minnesota Statutes 119B.105

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