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8 12 Month Eligibility Period

ISSUE DATE: 10/2017

After an application or redetermination has been approved, a family enters a 12 month eligibility period. During this period, limited factors can negatively impact a family’s case. The purpose of the eligibility period is to provide for stable, consistent child care arrangements for children in the family.

Most changes will not impact the family’s eligibility until their next redetermination. See Chapter 8.1 (Changes in circumstances).

Policies support continuous eligibility for families and children during the 12 month period by:

  • · Aligning approved activities across CCAP sub-programs. See Chapter 16.15 (Authorized activities comparison sheet).
  • · Reducing verification requirements. See Chapter 7.4 (Verification – 12 month eligibility period).
  • · Providing a graduated phaseout for families when income exceeds the 67% exit limit. See 6.3 (Exit limits).
  • · Applying some eligibility requirements only at application and redetermination. See Chapter 4.9 (Cooperation with Child Support).
  • · Allowing copayment fee reductions when a family verifies an income change. Copayment increases are not allowed. See Chapter 6.21 (Family copayment).
  • · Allowing copayment fee reductions when a family’s household size increases. Copayment increases are not allowed. See Chapter 6.21 (Family copayment).
  • Legal authority

    Minnesota Statutes 119B.025
    Minnesota Statutes 119B.05
    Minnesota Statutes 119B.09
    Minnesota Statutes 119B.12

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