Parentally responsible individuals (PRIs) must participate in authorized activities at application and redetermination to be eligible for child care assistance. Families may be involved in a combination of authorized activities.
In families with two PRIs, at least one PRI must participate in authorized activities and the other must participate in authorized activities or be determined unable to care for their child(ren). See Chapter 4.6.9 (Activity requirements based on family composition).
During the 12-month eligibility period, there are limited circumstances when a PRI is not participating in an authorized activity in which the family remains eligible for child care assistance. See Chapter 8.1.9 (Changes in activity), Chapter 9.15.3 (Care during temporary leaves of absence) and Chapter 9.15.6 (Extended eligibility).
There are different authorized activities within an MFIP or DWP Employment Plan and outside of an MFIP or DWP Employment Plan.
See Chapter 8.1.9 (Changes in activity) for how to process changes to employment, education and training during a family’s 12-month eligibility period.
Minnesota Statutes 119B.011
Minnesota Statutes 119B.095
Minnesota Statutes 119B.105
Minnesota Rules 3400.0040