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4.6 Employment and Training Requirements

ISSUE DATE: 12/2015

Applicants and participants must meet employment, (work study must be counted as employment), education, and training requirements as outlined below to be eligible for child care assistance.

SINGLE PARENT, UNMARRIED LEGAL GUARDIAN OR ELIGIBLE RELATIVE CAREGIVER

The applicant or participant must meet employment, education, or training requirements and other eligibility requirements of the child care assistance program the family is applying or participating in. Participants (not new applicants) may be eligible during a medical leave. See Chapter 9.36 (Care During Medical Leaves of Absence) for additional information.

TWO PARENTS, A PARENT AND STEPPARENT, A LEGAL GUARDIAN AND SPOUSE, OR AN ELIGIBLE RELATIVE CAREGIVER AND SPOUSE

At least 1 parent, legal guardian, eligible relative caregiver, or spouse must meet employment, education, or training requirements and other eligibility requirements of the child care assistance program the family is applying or participating in. The other parent, legal guardian, eligible relative caregiver, or spouse must:

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Meet employment, education, or training requirements and other eligibility requirements of the child care assistance sub-program the family is applying or participating in.

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Be unable to care for the applicant’s child or dependent as determined by a licensed physician, licensed psychologist, or the local social services agency. The condition of the parent who is determined to be “unable to care” may be permanent or temporary. The Parent Medical Condition Form (DHS-6305) can be used to verify that a parent or other parentally responsible individual (PRI) in the household has a medical condition and is unable to provide care for their child(ren).

LEGAL AUTHORITY
Minnesota Statutes 119B.011
Minnesota Rules 3400.0040

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