Agencies are required to reserve a family’s case in some situations.
Required situations include:
If a parent is on a temporary break from their activity at redetermination but does not provide verification that they are expected to return.
If the activity is employment, Temporary Ineligibility status for this reason cannot exceed 90 days. When the 90th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the timeframe for meeting all eligibility requirements is extended to the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.
If the activity is education, Temporary Ineligibility status for this reason cannot exceed one academic quarter or semester as determined by the educational institution.
Families whose increased income from active military service makes them ineligible. Continue Temporary Ineligibility status until the person is deactivated from military service.
When a family has been receiving child care assistance and a change makes them ineligible, AND you believe the ineligibility to be temporary and do not know when the temporary ineligibility will end, agencies can reserve the family’s position in CCAP.
Optional situations include:
When a family moves out of Temporary Ineligible status because the family is eligible, there are different policies for authorizing care depending on the family’s reporting status and when their redetermination occurs:
In addition, your agency may reserve a family’s position in CCAP if the family:
Check your County and Tribal Child Care Fund Plan to determine whether your county or tribe has chosen this option. Follow the time periods established above for those families you reserve a position for, if the county or tribe has chosen this option.
The agency must reserve a military family’s position on the BSF waiting list if the family is approved to receive CCAP and reaches the top of the waiting list but is temporarily ineligible for assistance.
The family still has up to 90 days to become eligible while in Temporary Ineligible status even if a change in subprogram is scheduled. See chapter 8.1.18 (Changes in Subprogram).
Minnesota Statutes 119B.09, subd. 4a
Minnesota Statutes 645.15
Minnesota Rules 3400.0040, subp. 17
Minnesota Rules 3400.0060, subp. 6