For 12 Month Reporters, authorize child care assistance during a participant’s temporary leave of absence from employment or education, if the participant is expected to return to employment or an approved education or training program. The expectation to return to the parent’s activity does not need to be verified.
Care should be authorized at the same level as authorized during the parent’s activity. Do not reduce the authorized hours unless:
For Schedule Reporters who are temporarily not participating in their employment or education activity:
Do not reopen a Service Authorization or increase authorized hours unless the client verifies that they have resumed their activity. See CCAP 7.4 (Verification – 12 month eligibility period).
Schedule reporters who meet certain conditions may be eligible for continued Service Authorization during a participant’s medical leave of absence from work or school for up to 215 hours.
You must authorize child care assistance during a participant’s medical leave of absence from employment or education, if the following conditions are met:
If a parent meets these conditions, continue to authorize child care until 215 hours of care have been paid. Workers must manually track hours paid during the medical leave of absence. After 215 hours of care have been paid, suspend the case with a 15 day notice of adverse action.
The Child Care Assistance Program Parent Medical Condition Form DHS-6305 (PDF) 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).
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