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5.9 CCAP Family Composition Examples

ISSUE DATE: 10/2017

The following are examples of Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) family composition, authorized activities, and the child care funding source(s) (Basic Sliding Fee (BSF), MFIP or Transition Year (TY)).

2-parent married families

2 Parent Married

Case scenario 1

Mother: Working 35 hours per week
Father:
Going to school
Family size:
4

If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

BSF: Eligible with an agency -approved education plan for father’s education.

MFIP: Eligible with an approved Employment Plan for the father.

TY: Eligible with an agency-approved education plan for father’s education.

Case scenario 2

Mother: Working 35 hours per week
Father:
Unable to care as determined by licensed physician
Family size:
4

If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

BSF: Eligible for mom’s work activity

MFIP: Eligible for mom’s work activity

TY: Eligible for mom’s work activity.

2-parent married family (1 temporary absent)

2 Parent Married-TA

Mother: Working 40 hours per week.
Father:
Temporarily absent from home and intends to return.
Family Size:
5

If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

BSF: Eligible for mom’s work activity. Temporary absent status is limited to 60 days if absent parent is not in an authorized activity.

MFIP: Eligible for mom’s work activity. Temporary absent status is limited to 60 days if absent parent is not in an authorized activity.

TY: Eligible for mom’s work activity. Temporary absent status is limited to 60 days if absent parent is not in an authorized activity.

2-parent married blended family

2 Parent Married-Blended

Mother: Going to School.
Father:
Working 40 hours per week.
Family Size:
6

If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

BSF: Eligible with an agency-approved education plan for mother’s education.

MFIP: Eligible with an approved Employment Plan for the mother.

TY: Eligible with an agency-approved education plan for mother’s education.

2-parent unmarried blended family

2 Parent Unmarried-Blended

Case Scenario 1

Mother: Working 35 hours per week.
Father:
No authorized activity.
Family Size:
4

If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

BSF: Eligible for her child only. Father could NOT be paid to care for her child.

MFIP: Eligible for her child only. Father could NOT be paid to care for her child.

TY: Eligible for her child only. Father could NOT be paid to care for her child.

Case Scenario 2

Mother: Temporarily absent from the household, no authorized activity
Father:
Working 40 hours per week
Family Size:
4 (after 60 days of no authorized activity for mom, the family size will change to 2)

If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP and the temporarily absent parent intends to return to the household, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

BSF: Eligible for both children up to 60 days*, after 60 days only eligible for mutual child.

MFIP: Eligible for both children up to 60 days*, after 60 days only eligible for mutual child.

TY: Eligible for both children up to 60 days*, after 60 days only eligible for mutual child.

*If the temporarily absent parent is in an authorized activity, there is no limit on the length of time that the parent may be absent as long as they intend to return.

See Chapter 5.6 (CCAP Family – Temporary Absence).

Eligible relative caregiver or legal guardian family

Relative Caretaker-Guardian

Mother: Working 35 hours per week.
Father:
Working 40 hours per week.
Nephew:
MFIP, child-only grant.
Family Size:
4

If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

BSF: Eligible for both children.

MFIP: Not eligible for either child. Would be eligible only if aunt and/or uncle are on the MFIP grant*.

TY: Not eligible for either child. Would be eligible only if aunt and/or uncle had been on MFIP for three out of the previous six months.

* To receive MFIP child care, the applicant must receive MFIP.

Minor parent family living with his or her parent

Minor with Their Parent

Grandmother: Working 40 hours per week.
Minor Parent:
Attending high school.
Family Size:
Two families of two OR one family of three depending on whether minor parent applies for and receives CCAP

If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

  • · Family A = Grandmother, Minor Parent, and 10 Year old.
  • OR
  • · Family B = Grandmother and 10 Year old.
  • AND
  • · Family C = Minor Parent and Baby.
  • BSF

  • · Family A and B: Eligible for 10 year old for grandmother’s work activity.
  • · Family C: Eligible for baby with agency-approved education plan for Minor Parent.
  • MFIP

  • · Family A and B: Eligible for 10 year old for grandmother’s work activity.
  • · Family C: Eligible for baby with an approved Employment Plan for Minor parent.
  • TY

  • · Family A and B: Eligible for 10 year old for grandmother’s work activity.
  • · Family C: Eligible for baby with agency -approved education plan for Minor Parent.
  • Unmarried parent living with boyfriend

    Unmarried with Boyfriend

    Case Scenario 1

    Mother: Working 30 hours per week.
    Boyfriend:
    Working 30 hours per week.
    Family Size:
    4 (boyfriend does NOT meet the definition of family and is not part of the CCAP family)

    If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

    BSF: Eligible for mother’s work activity.

    MFIP: Eligible for mother’s work activity.

    TY: Eligible for mother’s work activity.

    Case Scenario 2
    (Mother and boyfriend get married.)

    Mother: Working 30 hours per week.
    Husband:
    Working 30 hours per week.
    Family Size:
    5

    If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

    BSF: Eligible for mother’s and husband’s work activities*.

    MFIP: Eligible for mother’s and husband’s work activities*.

    TY: Eligible for mother’s and husband’s work activities*.

    *Care can only be authorized when both the mother and her husband are in authorized activities and their activity schedules overlap.

    Unmarried parent with a child on SSI

    Unmarried with SSI child

    Mother: Receives MFIP for herself and two out of her three children. The other child receives SSI.
    Family Size:
    4

    If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

    BSF: Not eligible because mother receives MFIP.

    MFIP: Eligible for all children because mother receives MFIP*.

    TY: Not eligible because mother receives MFIP.

    *To receive MFIP child care, the applicant must receive MFIP.

    Unmarried mother on SSI

    Unmarried SSI mother

    Mother: Receives SSI.
    Family Size:
    4.

    If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

    BSF: Eligible if mother has an authorized activity. SSI is excluded income.

    MFIP: Not eligible because mother is not receiving MFIP*.

    TY: Not eligible because mother was not receiving MFIP for three of the last six months.

    *To receive MFIP child care, the applicant must receive MFIP.

    Mother disqualified due to fraud

    Mother Disqualified Fraud

    Mother: Not on MFIP because of MFIP fraud disqualification (NOT MFIP child care fraud).
    Children:
    3 children receive MFIP.
    Family Size:
    4

    If the family meets general eligibility for CCAP, the following CCAP programs may be available to them.

    BSF: Eligible if mother has an authorized activity. If MFIP closes for children, family would continue to be eligible for BSF.

    MFIP: Not eligible because mother was disqualified from MFIP due to fraud*.

    TY: Not eligible because mother was disqualified from MFIP due to fraud.

    *To receive MFIP child care, the applicant must receive MFIP.

    Legal authority

    Minnesota Statutes 119B.011
    Minnesota Rules 3400.0040

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