Child Care Financial Assistance FAQs
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If pay stubs do not specifically state number of hours or the rate of pay, but do show taxes removed; how should we determine the number of hours to authorize?
When determining an application, does mileage reimbursement count as income on a pay stub?
If I have a client that is coming off of Reach Up, do they need to fill out a blue application?
If I have a self-employed family who has not submitted the Form 4562, can I determine without it?
Do we need a self employment business plan every year if it is the same business?
A client is self-employed as a landscaper from May - September. When this seasonal income ends, she works full time and is paid wages by an employer. Is it appropriate to count the self employment for 5 months (divide income/expenses on Schedule C by 5 months) and count wages received from employer 7-months?
When a client who is using education as a service need, gives you a new course schedule for the winter and the hours and income are still the same, do you put the application in again or just create certificates from the authorization that was used before?
If a parent uses child care only 2 days a week for work search, can the initial work search be longer than 4 weeks?
A client found a part time job but really needs to work full time. Can they work part time and be authorized part time for Seeking Employment in order to continue looking for full time work?
Has the application processing window frame of 10 days changed to 5 days? Is this written in the new state contract?
A client wants to list her 20 year old autistic child as a household member. Do we count him?
Are stipends, student loans, and grants considered countable income?
What application date do we enter in BFIS?
When applying the minimum wage equivalency formula to someone who is self-employed, what is the minimum number of hours to constitute a part time service need?
Separate Authorizations: A client with a service need of employment for their own child becomes the legal guardian for another child who is receiving a Reach Up Child Only Grant – how is the authorization created?
Legally Exempt Child Care (LECC)
A 20 year old lives at home and is providing child care for her younger siblings and is curious if she could be the LECC provider?
Can we pay a provider who lives out of state?
May a LECC provider use the “N” code when a parent does not give notice?
A client wants to use 2 registered providers but is only eligible for part time (20 hours/week). Can I make certificates for 4 hours for one and 16 for the other?
How far back may we backdate?
Can we authorize an H code for an unborn child?
I have a written letter from a client that states that they do not get court ordered child support. Instead spouse pays the mortgage on the home they shared in the amount of $2000/month. Does this get entered in as child support income?
Client reports on application that she is receiving 640.00 in child support. When I run her name through Path Match it shows that she receives less than that. Which amount do I use?
Client lists $886.00 per month on the application for child support received, but then puts a sticky note saying it is not always this amount.
When I am bringing up cases to work on, some of them are under a Specialist that no longer works here. She is not listed in BFIS so I am not able to pull from her case load to transfer. What should I do?
How does a new Eligibility Specialist get a log-in for BFIS?
How are the hours determined for a Special Health Need (Adult) if the physician’s office did not fill in this section in the form?
Can child care be authorized child care under a Special Health Need (Adult) file if a state licensed mental health counselor signed the form?