Authorize no more than 120 hours per child every bi-weekly period.
If a MFIP/DWP family has an approved Employment Plan with an employment activity, authorize the number of hours needed for the employment activity or for support of the employment activity, as indicated by the job counselor. The number of hours authorized for each child should be the number of hours that care is needed to support the parental authorized activities, excluding the hours that the child does not need child care or the hours that the provider is unavailable. The child may not need child care due to the child being in school.
BSF, TY, TYE and MFIP/DWP participants without an approved Employment Plan must meet employment requirements at application and redetermination to receive child care during employment hours. See Chapter 4.6 (Employment and training requirements). When a participant has multiple employment activities, the hours worked at the different employment activities may be combined to meet the 20 hours per week at the applicable minimum wage requirement. See Chapter 6.16 (Applicable Minimum Wage).
Work with the participant to determine a length of time, not to exceed six months, over which the number of hours worked weekly can be averaged to determine if the participant meets the requirement to work an average of 20 hours per week at the applicable minimum wage.
When the participant works for an hourly wage, child care should be authorized for the number of hours scheduled to be worked, including break and meal time during the employment, and up to two hours per day for travel time.
When the participant does not work for an hourly wage, authorize child care for the LESSER of:
Students are not required to work.
NOTE: Because schools have differing definitions of full-time and part-time students, rely on the terminology of the specific school for determination. If you have questions about a student’s status, contact the school or ask the student to do so for more information.
There is no minimum number of credits that a student must have to be considered part-time. A part-time student is anything less than full-time.
Work study must be counted as employment.
For participants that do NOT have an approved MFIP/DWP Employment Plan, authorize child care assistance in support of employment for non-work hours if necessary if the following conditions are met:
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