All child care, except as noted below, is approved by staff at the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&R) and through Site Administered Providers (licensed centers under contract with DHS). Family Community Resource Center staff are responsible for referring a client to the CCR&R Agency or Site Administered Provider, providing the client with a copy of their RSP, and answering any questions they have.
Exceptions: Family Community Resource Center staff authorize child care paid as an employment expense or for a onetime need for persons receiving TANF.
To be eligible for a child care payment, a person must:
Before any child care payments may be made (including prospective payments), proof of a legal care arrangement must be obtained. The amount of child care approved is determined based on:
See WAG 06-16-06 for payment calculations and rates.
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