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4.6 Employment and Training Requirements

ISSUE DATE: 12/2017

Applicants and participants must meet employment, education, and/or training requirements at application and redetermination 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 sub-program the family is applying for or participating in.
  • · Participants (not new applicants) may be eligible during temporary leaves. See Chapter 9.36 (Care During temporary leaves of absence) for more information.
  • Two parents, a parent and stepparent, a legal guardian and spouse, or an eligible relative caregiver and spouse

  • · At least one parent, legal guardian, eligible relative caregiver, or spouse must meet employment, education, or training requirements and other eligibility requirements of the sub-program the family is applying for or participating in. The other parent, legal guardian, eligible relative caregiver, or spouse must:
  • - Meet employment, education, or training requirements and other eligibility requirements of the sub-program the family is applying for or participating in.
  • OR
  • - 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).
  • 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.

    Legal authority

    Minnesota Statutes 119B.011
    Minnesota Statutes 119B.095
    Minnesota Statutes 119B.105
    Minnesota Rules 3400.0040

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