Effective with the date of this release, the Day Care Meal Standard amounts that a self-employed day care provider may choose to use as a business expense for SNAP are:
A SNAP unit with self-employment income from day care may choose to use either the actual documented costs of meals or the Day Care Meal Standard as a business expense. If the customer chooses to use actual documented costs, the expense allowed may exceed the Day Care Meal Standard amounts. If the standard is used, no more than 2 meals and one snack provided daily to each child may be allowed.
Example: Ms. M babysits for one child. She feeds the child breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks. Ms. M opts to use the Day Care Meal Standard instead of actual documented costs. Allow 4.07 per day ($1.19 for breakfast + $2.22 for lunch + $.66 for snack = 4.07). Only the cost of one snack may be allowed.
Implement the increased Day Care Meal Standard changes:
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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