CHAPTER 3041. SUBSIDIZED CHILD CARE ELIGIBILITY

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec.


3041.1.    Purpose.
3041.2.    Scope.
3041.3.    Definitions.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS


3041.11.    Nondiscrimination.
3041.12.    Provision of subsidized child care.
3041.13.    Parent choice.
3041.14.    Subsidy benefits.
3041.15.    Payment of provider charges.
3041.16.    Subsidy limitations.
3041.17.    Prohibition of additional conditions and charges.
3041.18.    Attendance.
3041.19.    Absence.
3041.20.    Subsidy continuation during breaks in work, education or training.
3041.21.    Subsidy suspension.
3041.22.    Subsidy disruption.

DETERMINING FAMILY SIZE AND INCOME


3041.31.    Family size.
3041.32.    Income counted.
3041.33.    Income adjustment.
3041.34.    Estimating income.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


3041.41.    Financial eligibility.
3041.42.    Residence.
3041.43.    Work, education and training.
3041.44.    Prospective work, education and training.
3041.45.    Anticipating income.
3041.46.    Immunization.
3041.47.    Citizenship.
3041.48.    Eligibility of households including a parent or caretaker with a disability.

SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY PROGRAMS


3041.51.    Head Start expansion program.
3041.52.    (Reserved).

SELF-CERTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION


3041.61.    General verification requirements.
3041.62.    Collateral contact.
3041.63.    Self-certification.
3041.64.    Self-declaration.
3041.65.    Verification of income.
3041.66.    Verification of residence.
3041.67.    Verification of work, education and training.
3041.68.    Verification of involuntary loss of work, education or training.
3041.69.    Verification of identity.
3041.70.    Verification of inability to work due to a disability.
3041.71.    Verification of reasons for subsidy continuation or suspension.
3041.72.    Verification of family size and composition.
3041.73.    Verification of transfer of TANF benefits.
3041.74.    Verification of expiration of TANF benefits.
3041.75.    Verification of domestic violence.
3041.76.    Verification of a child’s incapability of caring for himself.
3041.77.    Verification of maternity and family leave.
3041.78.    Verification of care and control.

ELIGIBILITY AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES


3041.81.    Eligibility agency.
3041.82.    Eligibility determination.
3041.83.    Confidentiality.
3041.84.    Family file.
3041.85.    Record retention.
3041.86.    Child abuse reporting.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WAIVERS


3041.91.    General domestic violence waiver requirements.
3041.92.    Alternate address or telephone number.
3041.93.    Time frame for waiver determinations.
3041.94.    Notice of waiver determination.

CO-PAYMENT AND PAYMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT


3041.101.    General co-payment requirements.
3041.102.    Department’s payment.
3041.103.    Adjusted co-payment for prospective work.
3041.104.    Parent or caretaker co-payment requirements.
3041.105.    Delinquent co-payment.
3041.106.    Eligibility agency responsibilities regarding co-payment.
3041.107.    Availability and use of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
3041.108.    Co-payment for families headed by a parent.
3041.109.    Co-payment for families headed by a caretaker.

ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION AND REDETERMINATION


3041.121.    Application.
3041.122.    Initial determination of eligibility.
3041.123.    Effective date of coverage.
3041.124.    Notification of parent, caretaker and child care provider.
3041.125.    Period of eligibility.
3041.126.    Face-to-face interview.
3041.127.    Parent and caretaker report of change.
3041.128.    Review of changes.
3041.129.    Partial redetermination based on reported changes.
3041.130.    Redetermination of eligibility.
3041.131.    Procedures for redetermination.
3041.132.    Voluntary request to terminate subsidized child care.
3041.133.    Waiting list.

FORMER TANF FAMILIES


3041.141.    General former TANF families provisions.
3041.142.    General requirements for former TANF families.
3041.143.    Notification.
3041.144.    Face-to-face interview for former TANF families.
3041.145.    Verification and reporting.
3041.146.    Failure to contact the eligibility agency.
3041.147.    Payment authorization.
3041.148.    Retroactive payment.
3041.149.    Transfer from other states.
3041.150.    Expiration of TANF benefits.

NOTIFICATION AND RIGHT TO APPEAL


3041.161.    General notification requirements.
3041.162.    Notice of right to appeal.
3041.163.    Notice of eligibility.
3041.164.    Notice of ineligibility.
3041.165.    Notice of adverse action.
3041.166.    Notice confirming voluntary withdrawal.
3041.167.    Notice of overpayment.

APPEAL AND HEARING PROCEDURES


3041.171.    Appealable actions.
3041.172.    Discontinuation of subsidy.
3041.173.    Subsidy continuation during the appeal process.
3041.174.    Parent or caretaker rights and responsibilities.
3041.175.    Eligibility agency responsibilities regarding appeal.
3041.176.    Hearing procedures.

OVERPAYMENT AND DISQUALIFICATION


3041.181.    Overpayment.
3041.182.    Eligibility agency responsibilities regarding overpayment.
3041.183.    Delaying recoupment.
3041.184.    Notifying the Department.
3041.185.    Repayment.
3041.186.    Collection.
3041.187.    Co-payment increase.
3041.188.    Collection for a family whose child is no longer in care.
3041.189.    Disqualification.

Authority

   The provisions of this Chapter 3041 issued under sections 201—211, 401—493 and 701—703 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201—211, 401—493 and 701—703), unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 3041 adopted June 17, 2005, effective July 1, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 3491, unless otherwise noted.

GENERAL PROVISIONS


§ 3041.1. Purpose.

 This chapter establishes the requirements for a family to receive subsidized child care. Subsidized child care is a nonentitlement benefit made available through limited Federal and State funds.

§ 3041.2. Scope.

 This chapter applies to child care eligibility agencies, child care providers and parents and caretakers requesting or receiving subsidized child care.

§ 3041.3. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Adjusted family income—Gross countable family income, minus allowable deductions.

   Annual income—The family’s adjusted monthly income, multiplied by 12 months.

   Appeal—A written or oral request by a parent, caretaker or individual acting on behalf of a parent or caretaker for a hearing under Chapter 275 (relating to appeal and fair hearing and administrative disqualification hearings), indicating disagreement with a Departmental or eligibility agency action or failure to act that affects the family’s eligibility for subsidized child care.

   Application—A signed, dated request by a parent, caretaker or individual acting on behalf of a parent or caretaker for subsidized child care.

   CAO—County Assistance Office—The local office of the Department responsible for the determination of eligibility and service delivery in the Cash Assistance, Food Stamp and Medical Assistance Programs.

   Caretaker—An individual who has legal custody of the child, a foster parent, a grandparent, an aunt or an uncle who lives with and exercises care and control of a child.

   Child care—Care in lieu of parental care for part of a 24-hour day.

   Collateral contact—A form of verification in which the eligibility agency obtains information from a third party.

   Co-payment—The weekly amount the family pays for subsidized child care.

   Department—The Department of Human Services of the Commonwealth.

   Disability—A physical or mental impairment that precludes a parent or caretaker from participating in work, education or training.

   Disqualification—The prohibition against receipt of subsidized child care that results from fraud or an intentional program violation.

   Domestic and other violence (domestic violence)—Includes one of the following:

     (i)   A physical act that results in, or threatens to result in, physical injury to the individual.

     (ii)   Mental abuse, including stalking, threats to kidnap, kill or otherwise harm people or property, threats to commit suicide, repeated use of degrading or coercive language, controlling access to food or sleep and controlling or withholding access to economic and social resources.

     (iii)   Sexual abuse.

     (iv)   Sexual activity involving a dependent child.

     (v)   Being forced as the caretaker or relative of a dependent child to engage in nonconsensual sexual acts or activities.

     (vi)   A threat of, or attempt at, physical or sexual abuse.

     (vii)   Neglect or deprivation of medical care.

   Education—An elementary school, middle school, junior high or high school program including a general educational development program.

   Eligibility agency—The entity designated by the Department with authority to purchase subsidized child care and determine a family’s eligibility and co-payment.

   Eligibility determination—A decision regarding whether a family qualifies for the subsidized child care program and a determination of the co-payment.

   Eligibility redetermination—A semiannual review by the eligibility agency to determine if a family continues to qualify for subsidized child care, including a review of the co-payment.

   Employment—Working for another individual or entity for income.

   FPIG—Federal Poverty Income Guidelines—The income levels published annually in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

   Family—The child or children for whom subsidized child care is requested and the following individuals who live with that child or children in the same household:

     (i)   A parent of the child.

     (ii)   A caretaker and a caretaker’s spouse.

     (iii)   A biological, adoptive or foster child or stepchild of the parent or caretaker who is under 18 years of age and not emancipated by marriage or by the court.

     (iv)   An unrelated child under the care and control of the parent or caretaker, who is under 18 years of age and not emancipated by marriage or by the court.

     (v)   A child who is 18 years of age or older but under 22 years of age who is enrolled in a high school, a general educational development program or a post-secondary program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate and who is wholly or partially dependent upon the income of the parent or caretaker or spouse of the parent or caretaker.

   Fraud—The intentional act of a parent or caretaker that results in obtaining, continuing or increasing child care subsidy for which the family is not eligible and that involves any of the following:

     (i)   A false or misleading statement.

     (ii)   The failure to disclose information.

   Income—Includes the following:

     (i)   Earned income including gross wages from work, cash and in-kind payments received by an individual in exchange for services and income from self-employment.

     (ii)   Unearned income including cash and contributions received by an individual for which the individual does not provide a service.

     (iii)   Unearned benefits received periodically by an individual, such as unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation or retirement benefits.

   Maximum child care allowance—The payment ceilings set by the Department for child care services provided to families eligible for subsidized child care.

   Overpayment—The receipt of subsidy for a child for which the family is or was not eligible or an amount in excess of the amount for which the family was eligible.

   Parent—The biological or adoptive mother or father, stepmother or stepfather who exercises care and control of the child for whom subsidy is requested.

   Partial redetermination—A review of eligibility that occurs before the next scheduled redetermination date and does not include a review of each eligibility factor.

   Prospective work, education or training—Employment, education or training verified by the employer, school official or training official to begin no later than 30 calendar days following the date the parent or caretaker signs and dates the application for subsidized child care or no later than 60 calendar days following the loss of current employment.

   Provider—An organization or individual that directly delivers child care services.

   Published rate—A provider’s daily charge for a child who does not receive subsidized child care.

   Recoupment—Recovery of an overpayment by increasing the co-payment or other payment arrangement.

   Self-certification—A written statement provided by a parent or caretaker for the purpose of establishing selected factors of nonfinancial eligibility.

   Self-declaration—A written statement provided by the parent or caretaker for the purpose of establishing financial or nonfinancial eligibility for a period of time not to exceed 30 calendar days.

   Self-employment—Operating one’s own business, trade or profession for profit equal to or greater than the hourly Pennsylvania minimum wage.

   Subsidized child care—Child care service paid for in part with State or Federal funds.

   Subsidy suspension—A temporary lapse of subsidized child care that does not affect the family’s eligibility status.

   TANF—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program—

     (i)   A Federal nonentitlement program under sections 401—419 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.A. § §  601—619) that provides cash assistance to families including dependent children and an adult.

     (ii)   The term includes extended TANF benefits that are received beyond the 5-year TANF period.

   Training—

     (i)   Instruction that provides the skills or qualifications necessary for a specific vocation or field of employment.

     (ii)   The term includes adult basic education, English as a second language, a 2-year or 4-year postsecondary degree program, an internship, clinical placement, apprenticeship, lab work and field work required by the training institution.

   Verification—

     (i)   The process of confirming information needed to determine eligibility for subsidized child care.

     (ii)   The term includes documentary evidence or information obtained through collateral contacts, self-certification and self-declaration.

   Waiting list—A record maintained by the eligibility agency of the names of families and their children determined eligible to receive subsidized child care, but for whom subsidy is not currently available.

   Work—Employment or self-employment.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.3 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.3 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2029. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312078) to (312081).

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS


§ 3041.11. Nondiscrimination.

 (a)  An eligibility agency may not discriminate against applicants for or recipients of Federal or State subsidized funds on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religious creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sexual preference or physical or mental disability.

 (b)  An eligibility agency shall offer child care subsidy within the provisions of applicable civil rights laws and regulations, including the following:

   (1)  The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (43 P. S. § §  951—963).

   (2)  The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  6101—6107).

   (3)  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  2000d—2000d-4a).

   (4)  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  2000e—2000e-15).

   (5)  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C.A. §  794).

   (6)  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  12101—12210).

§ 3041.12. Provision of subsidized child care.

 (a)  Subsidized child care is provided for a child whose family meets financial and nonfinancial eligibility requirements.

 (b)  Subsidized child care is available to an otherwise eligible child who is under 13 years of age.

 (c)  Subsidized child care is available to an otherwise eligible child who is 13 years of age or older but under 19 years of age and who is incapable of caring for himself.

 (d)  A former TANF family is eligible for a child care subsidy under this chapter as specified in § §  3041.141—3041.150 (relating to former TANF families).

 (e)  The Department, through the Department’s contracts with the eligibility agency, will direct funding for various populations, including individuals who formerly received TANF benefits.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.76 (relating to verification of a child’s incapability of caring for himself); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.91 (relating to general domestic violence waiver requirements).

§ 3041.13. Parent choice.

 (a)  A family who is eligible for subsidized child care shall have the right to choose care from a provider who agrees to comply with the Department’s standards for provider participation. Providers eligible to participate include:

   (1)  A child day care center certified under Chapter 3270 (relating to child day care centers).

   (2)  A group child day care home certified under Chapter 3280 (relating to group child day care homes).

   (3)  A family child day care home registered under Chapter 3290 (relating to family child day care homes).

   (4)  A provider specifically exempt from certification or registration under Chapters 3270, 3280 and 3290.

 (b)  A family eligible for Head Start expansion shall choose a child care provider as specified in §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.142 (relating to general requirements for former TANF families); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.148 (relating to retroactive payment).

§ 3041.14. Subsidy benefits.

 A subsidy-eligible family may receive child care during the hours that the child needs care if the parent or caretaker:

   (1)  Works or attends education or training, including travel between the parent’s or caretaker’s work, education or training and the child care facility.

   (2)  Requires uninterrupted sleep time because the work shift ends between the hours of 12 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.18 (relating to attendance).

§ 3041.15. Payment of provider charges.

 (a)  A provider participating in the subsidized child care program is eligible to receive payment from the eligibility agency for services provided to a subsidy-eligible child.

 (b)  The eligibility agency may not pay child care costs that exceed the maximum child care allowance less the family co-payment for the type of care the child received from the provider.

 (c)  If a parent or caretaker selects a provider whose published rate exceeds the Department’s payment rate, the provider may charge the parent or caretaker the difference between these two amounts.

 (d)  The eligibility agency may not pay for any additional charge assessed by the provider, beyond the cost of child care.

 (e)  A change in a parent’s or caretaker’s need for child care and the resulting adjustment in the amount of payment to the provider shall begin on the date the parent or caretaker reports the change or on the date the change begins, whichever is later.

§ 3041.16. Subsidy limitations.

 (a)  A family in which a parent or caretaker is receiving funds from the TANF cash assistance program is not eligible for subsidized child care under this chapter.

 (b)  Subsidized child care may not be used as a substitute for a publicly funded educational program, such as kindergarten or a specialized treatment program.

 (c)  If a parent or caretaker is the operator of a child day care center, group child day care home or family child day care home as specified in Chapter 3270, Chapter 3280 or Chapter 3290 (relating to child day care centers; group child day care homes; and family child day care homes) or is the operator of a home that is exempt from certification or registration under section 1070 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. §  1070), and if space is available to enroll the parent’s or caretaker’s child at the facility operated by the parent or caretaker, that child is not eligible to receive subsidized child care.

 (d)  Subsidized child care is provided for a child whose family is determined eligible, up to the limits of available subsidized child care funds.

 (e)  A parent or caretaker is ineligible for subsidized child care if he does not select an eligible child care provider and enroll the child within 30 calendar days following the date the eligibility agency notifies the parent or caretaker that funding is available or that the family’s current child care provider is ineligible to participate in the subsidized child care program.

§ 3041.17. Prohibition of additional conditions and charges.

 The eligibility agency may not:

   (1)  Impose eligibility conditions other than conditions listed in this chapter.

   (2)  Require the parent or caretaker to select a particular provider or combination of providers as a condition of eligibility.

§ 3041.18. Attendance.

 (a)  The days for which the parent or caretaker establishes a need for child care shall be specified in writing by the parent to the eligibility agency at the time the child is enrolled in subsidized child care.

 (b)  A child is expected to attend child care at the provider on all days for which the parent or caretaker established a need for child care as specified in §  3041.14 (relating to subsidy benefits), unless the provisions specified in §  3041.21 (relating to subsidy suspension) apply.

§ 3041.19. Absence.

 (a)  Upon notification from the provider that a child has been absent more than 5 consecutive days for which the child is scheduled to attend child care, not including days of a child’s illness, injury or impairment that precludes a child from attending child care, or other reason as specified in §  3041.21 (relating to subsidy suspension), the eligibility agency shall send the parent or caretaker an adverse action notice terminating the child’s eligibility and payment to the provider.

 (b)  The notice shall inform the parent or caretaker of the following:

   (1)  The parent or caretaker shall report to the eligibility agency the date of the child’s return to care.

   (2)  Payment will not be terminated if the child returns to care by the date set forth on the notice.

   (3)  If the child does not return to care by the date set forth on the notice and there are no grounds for subsidy suspension, the child’s subsidy will be terminated effective the date set forth on the notice.

 (c)  If a child’s absences exceed 25 total enrollment days in the State’s fiscal year, the parent or caretaker is responsible to pay to the provider the provider’s verified published daily rate for each day of absence starting with the 26th day of absence. A child is considered absent only once during an enrollment day. Suspended days of service as specified in §  3041.21 are not considered days of absence.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.19 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.19 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (312084).

§ 3041.20. Subsidy continuation during breaks in work, education or training.

 A family’s eligibility and payment for subsidized child care continues for and during the following:

   (1)  Thirty calendar days from the date of an involuntary loss of work, the date a strike begins or the date the parent graduates from or completes education or training. On day 31, the child care subsidy will be suspended and the family’s eligibility will continue for an additional 30 days.

   (2)  A total of 84 calendar days from the first day of family leave, including maternity leave, as defined under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C.A. § §  2601—2654), provided there is a need for child care.

   (3)  Regularly scheduled breaks in work or breaks in education or training, if the regularly scheduled break is less than 31 calendar days.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.20 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.20 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (312085).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.71 (relating to verification of reasons for subsidy continuation or suspension).

§ 3041.21. Subsidy suspension.

 (a)  If a child is unable to attend child care for more than 5 consecutive days for which the child is scheduled to attend care, subsidy shall be suspended for up to 90 calendar days in the following circumstances:

   (1)  The child is visiting the noncustodial parent or caretaker.

   (2)  The child is ill or hospitalized, preventing the child from participating in child care.

   (3)  The child is absent because of family illness or emergency.

   (4)  The child remains at home with his parent or caretaker during family leave.

   (5)  The provider is closed because of failure to meet certification or registration requirements.

   (6)  The parent or caretaker needs to locate another provider because the current provider cannot meet the parent’s or caretaker’s child care needs.

   (7)  The parent or caretaker is on maternity or family leave, as defined under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C.A. § §  2601—2654).

   (8)  A parent or caretaker has a break in work, education or training that exceeds 30 calendar days but does not continue beyond 90 calendar days.

 (b)  The child is no longer eligible for subsidy payment or service if the child continues to be absent following 90 calendar days of suspension.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.21 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.21 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (312085).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.18 (relating to attendance); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.19 (relating to absence); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.71 (relating to verification of reasons for subsidy continuation or suspension); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.171 (relating to appealable actions).

§ 3041.22. Subsidy disruption.

 (a)  If child care is disrupted due to the provider’s loss of the Department’s certification or registration or another reason that prevents the child’s continued care at that facility, the child is eligible for subsidy at another facility.

 (b)  If a child loses care as a result of circumstances specified in subsection (a), the child’s subsidy is suspended until the parent or caretaker selects another provider and funding is available.

 (c)  Subsidy to a child may be disrupted if the eligibility agency cannot continue to subsidize the number of children enrolled in subsidized child care due to insufficient State or Federal funding.

   (1)  Subsidy for children whose family’s income is at the highest percentage of the FPIG is disrupted first.

   (2)  A child whose subsidy is disrupted under this subsection shall be placed on the waiting list according to the date of the initial eligibility for subsidized child care.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.171 (relating to appealable actions); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.172 (relating to discontinuation of subsidy).

DETERMINING FAMILY SIZE AND INCOME


§ 3041.31. Family size.

 (a)  Individuals included in the definition of family shall be included in determining family size.

 (b)  An individual applying as a parent and a caretaker may only be counted once.

 (c)  An individual may not be included in more than one family unless the individual is a child who is in a shared custody arrangement between two families and both families are seeking subsidized child care.

 (d)  A foster child may be counted as a family of one or may be included in a family as defined in this chapter.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.108 (relating to co-payment for families headed by a parent).

§ 3041.32. Income counted.

 Income of the following family members is counted to determine financial eligibility:

   (1)  The parent or caretaker of the child for whom subsidy is sought.

   (2)  A parent’s or caretaker’s spouse.

   (3)  Children, excluding a child’s earned income.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.33 (relating to income adjustment); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.108 (relating to co-payment for families headed by a parent).

§ 3041.33. Income adjustment.

 To determine adjusted family income the eligibility agency shall:

   (1)  Determine gross income as specified in Appendix A, Part I (relating to income to be included, deducted and excluded in determining gross monthly income) for each family member listed in §  3041.32 (relating to income counted).

   (2)  Estimate monthly income from each income source in accordance with §  3041.34 (relating to estimating income).

   (3)  Convert weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and other pay periods to gross monthly amounts using the Conversion Table in Appendix A, Part I.

   (4)  Calculate the total gross monthly income.

   (5)  Determine the stepparent deduction as specified in Appendix C (relating to stepparent deduction chart).

   (6)  Determine other allowable deductions listed in Appendix A, Part II for each source of income.

   (7)  Determine adjusted family income by subtracting the total monthly deductions specified in paragraphs (5) and (6) from the total gross monthly income specified in paragraph (4).

   (8)  Multiply adjusted family income by 12 to determine annual family income.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.108 (relating to co-payment for families headed by a parent).

§ 3041.34. Estimating income.

 (a)  For the purpose of determining adjusted family income, the eligibility agency shall use its best estimate of monthly income based upon circumstances at the time of application or redetermination as specified in Appendix A, Part I (relating to income to be included, deducted and excluded in determining gross monthly income) for the table used to convert weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and other pay periods to monthly amounts.

 (b)  For parents or caretakers who are working and have received pay at the time they apply for subsidized child care, income shall be estimated based upon verified, actual amounts already received by the family prior to application or redetermination or verification of anticipated income.

 (c)  When estimating income, the eligibility agency shall use the past 30 calendar days as an indicator of future amounts, unless:

   (1)  A change has occurred.

   (2)  A change is anticipated.

   (3)  An unusual circumstance existed that is not expected to recur, such as overtime not likely to continue.

 (d)  The eligibility agency shall adjust its estimate of monthly income to take into account recent or anticipated changes and unusual circumstances.

 (e)  When an applicant anticipates starting work within the next 30 days or has not yet received a first paycheck, income eligibility is established based on verified anticipated income.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.33 (relating to income adjustment); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.108 (relating to co-payment for families headed by a parent).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


§ 3041.41. Financial eligibility.

 (a)  At initial application, annual family income may not exceed 200% of the FPIG.

 (b)  Following an initial determination of eligibility, a family shall remain financially eligible for subsidized child care as long as the annual income does not exceed 235% of the FPIG.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall inform the parent or caretaker of the annual family income that will exceed 235% of the FPIG and cause the family to be ineligible for subsidized child care.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.91 (relating to general domestic violence waiver requirements).

§ 3041.42. Residence.

 (a)  Family members shall be residents of this Commonwealth.

 (b)  The parent or caretaker shall apply in his county of residence. In counties where there is more than one eligibility agency for the county, the parent or caretaker shall apply to the eligibility agency that is responsible for the geographic area that includes the zip code of the family’s residence.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.91 (relating to general domestic violence waiver requirements).

§ 3041.43. Work, education and training.

 (a)  The parent or caretaker shall work at least 20 hours per week. The eligibility agency shall average a parent’s or caretaker’s work hours in cases where hours of work vary from week to week.

 (b)  The work-hour requirement specified in subsection (a) is met under the following circumstances:

   (1)  A parent or caretaker under 22 years of age and attending high school.

   (2)  A parent or caretaker under 18 years of age, does not have a high school or general educational development diploma, but is enrolled in and attending education on a full-time basis.

   (3)  A parent or caretaker attends training and works at least 10 hours per week. The time spent in training counts toward the 20 hour per week work requirement.

 (c)  A parent or caretaker who misses work, education or training shall remain eligible for subsidy if the parent or caretaker is currently scheduled to work or participate in education or training for an average of 20 hours or more per week and one of the following applies:

   (1)  The parent or caretaker has an illness or injury.

   (2)  The parent or caretaker has a medical appointment that cannot reasonably be scheduled at a time that does not conflict with work hours.

   (3)  The parent’s or caretaker’s employer is closed.

   (4)  The parent or caretaker verifies domestic violence.

   (5)  The parent or caretaker has an emergency, such as:

     (i)   Illness, injury or impairment of the child that precludes the child from attending child care.

     (ii)   Illness, injury or impairment of a family member that requires the parent or caretaker to miss work to provide care.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.91 (relating to general domestic violence waiver requirements); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.142 (relating to general requirements for former TANF families).

§ 3041.44. Prospective work, education and training.

 (a)  A family in which a parent or caretaker has prospective work, education or training may be eligible for subsidized child care if the following requirements are met:

   (1)  The work, education or training will begin no later than 30 calendar days following the date of application or no later than 60 calendar days following the loss of work for a parent or caretaker who is receiving subsidized child care.

   (2)  Verification of prospective work, education or training is provided as specified in §  3041.67 (relating to verification of work, education and training).

 (b)  Subsidy may not begin until the parent or caretaker begins work, education or training.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.108 (relating to co-payment for families headed by a parent).

§ 3041.45. Anticipating income.

 The parent or caretaker shall notify the eligibility agency of the actual amount of income no later than 10 calendar days after receiving the first income for work.

§ 3041.46. Immunization.

 (a)  A child receiving subsidized child care shall have received age-appropriate immunizations as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. For facilities subject to certification by the Department, immunizations shall be provided as specified in § §  3270.131, 3280.131 and 3290.131 (relating to health assessment). Exemption from the immunization requirement shall be granted by the eligibility agency if:

   (1)  A child’s parent or caretaker objects to immunizations on religious grounds.

   (2)  A parent or caretaker indicates that a child’s medical condition contraindicates immunization.

 (b)  If an otherwise eligible child does not have age-appropriate immunizations and is not exempt from immunization, the family shall be authorized for subsidy and the parent or caretaker shall be given 90 calendar days to obtain immunizations for the child and self-certify that the child has age-appropriate immunizations or that the child is exempt from the immunization requirement.

§ 3041.47. Citizenship.

 A child receiving subsidized child care shall be a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise lawfully and permanently residing in the United States.

§ 3041.48. Eligibility of households including a parent or caretaker with a disability.

 (a)  Following the determination of eligibility for subsidized child care, a single parent or caretaker who becomes disabled, is unable to continue work, education or training and is unable to care for the child is excused from the work, education and training requirements for up to a maximum of 183 calendar days. The disability must be verified as specified in §  3041.70 (relating to verification of inability to work due to a disability).

 (b)  A two-parent or caretaker family may be eligible for subsidized child care if one parent or caretaker is working and the other parent or caretaker is unable to work or participate in education or training and is unable to care for the child for whom subsidy is requested due to a disability or the need to attend treatment for the disability. The disability must be verified as specified in §  3041.70 at the time of application or at the time the parent or caretaker becomes disabled and at each subsequent redetermination.

SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY PROGRAMS


§ 3041.51.  Head Start expansion program.

 (a)  Head Start is a Federally-funded program designed to prepare at-risk children, 3 years of age or older but under 5 years of age, for school success. A Head Start expansion program is a program that combines the Head Start program with the subsidized child care program.

 (b)  A child who is enrolled in a Head Start program, whose parent or caretaker needs extended hours or days of child care beyond the hours or days provided by the Head Start program to work, is eligible for subsidized child care under this section, if the parent or caretaker meets the eligibility requirements for subsidized child care as specified in subsection (f), each time a child in the family applies for the Head Start expansion program.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall verify with the Head Start program that the child is enrolled in a Head Start program that meets Federal and State Head Start standards.

 (d)  If a child in the family as specified in §  3041.31 (relating to family size) is enrolled in the Head Start expansion program, the family co-payment is based on family size and income. If additional children in the family are enrolled in subsidized child care, the family co-payment is based on family size and income.

 (e)  If extended hours or days of care are provided beyond the Head Start program hours or days, the extended hours and days of care shall be provided by a facility that has a certificate of compliance or registration by the Department as a child day care facility.

 (f)  Upon program entry and continuation in the Head Start expansion program, a parent or caretaker shall meet the following conditions:

   (1)  Verification of a minimum of 20 hours of work per week as specified in §  3041.43 (relating to work, education and training) each time a child in the family applies for the Head Start expansion program.

   (2)  Verification that extended hours and days of child care are needed to work as specified in subsection (b).

   (3)  Verification of income eligibility for subsidized child care as specified in §  3041.41 (relating to financial eligibility) each time a child in the family applies for the Head Start expansion program.

   (4)  Compliance with the waiting list conditions specified in §  3041.133 (relating to waiting list).

   (5)  Payment of the co-payment as specified in §  3041.101 (relating to general co-payment requirements).

   (6)  Report loss of work within 10 calendar days following the date work ended as specified in §  3041.127(b) (relating to parent and caretaker report of change).

   (7)  Report when a child is no longer enrolled in Head Start within 10 calendar days following the date the Head Start enrollment ended.

 (g)  Subsidy for a child receiving care under this section may be suspended during summer school breaks.

 (h)  A parent or caretaker whose child receives subsidized child care and is enrolled in a Head Start program is not required to report changes in circumstances during the period of the child’s Head Start enrollment, unless the parent or caretaker loses work. If the parent or caretaker involuntarily loses work, the family remains eligible for the Head Start expansion program for up to 60 calendar days following the loss of work. If the parent or caretaker is unemployed for more than 60 calendar days, the family is ineligible for subsidized child care.

 (i)  The eligibility agency may not complete a partial redetermination or redetermination on a child enrolled in the Head Start expansion program until the Head Start program, the parent or caretaker or a reliable source confirmed by the eligibility agency reports to the eligibility agency that a child is no longer enrolled in the Head Start program.

 (j)  The eligibility agency shall conduct a partial redetermination or redetermination as specified in § §  3041.129and 3041.130 (relating to partial determination based on reported changes; and redetermination of eligibility) if the family has additional children who are not enrolled in Head Start but receive subsidized child care.

 (k)  A child enrolled in the Head Start expansion program is not subject to partial redetermination or redetermination requirements as specified in subsection (i). Eligibility for a child enrolled in the Head Start expansion program is unrelated to the eligibility of other children in the family who are not enrolled in the Head Start expansion program and receive subsidized child care. Eligibility for a child enrolled in the Head Start expansion program shall continue as specified in this section.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.51 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.51 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312091) to (312092).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.13 (relating to parent choice); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.107 (relating to availability and use of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines).

§ 3041.52. (Reserved).


Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.52 reserved April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2029. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (361079) to (361080).

SELF-CERTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION


§ 3041.61. General verification requirements.

 (a)  The parent or caretaker shall be the primary source of verification in establishing and maintaining eligibility for subsidized child care.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall inform each parent and caretaker that the eligibility agency is available to assist in obtaining verification that the parent or caretaker is unable to obtain.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall assist parents and caretakers who request assistance in obtaining verification.

 (d)  The eligibility agency may not impose requirements for verification beyond the requirements of this chapter.

 (e)  At the time of application for subsidized child care, the eligibility agency shall obtain consent from the parent or caretaker and the parent’s or caretaker’s spouse permitting the eligibility agency to obtain verification of eligibility information.

 (f)  The eligibility agency shall retain the signed consent in the family’s file.

 (g)  The consent shall remain in effect for as long as the family receives subsidy.

 (h)  The eligibility agency may not deny or terminate subsidy to a family when the parent or caretaker has cooperated in the verification process and needed verification is pending or cannot be obtained due to circumstances beyond the parent’s or caretaker’s control.

 (i)  The eligibility agency may not require a parent or caretaker to reverify information unless the eligibility agency has information that indicates the subsidy status of the family has changed.

§ 3041.62. Collateral contact.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall make a collateral contact on behalf of the parent or caretaker if any of the following occurs:

   (1)  The parent or caretaker has made a reasonable effort to obtain documentary evidence without success.

   (2)  Documentary evidence is unavailable.

   (3)  The eligibility determination process must be expedited to avoid unnecessary hardship to the parent or caretaker or to ensure that the time frame for an eligibility determination is met.

   (4)  The verification provided by the parent or caretaker requires additional clarification.

   (5)  The eligibility agency suspects that the parent or caretaker is withholding information or has falsified the information given.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall make a collateral contact in person, by consulting public records, by mail, electronic communication, facsimile or by telephone with a source of reliable information.

 (c)  Sources of reliable collateral contact information include the following:

   (1)  Public records, such as domestic relations or other courthouse records.

   (2)  An employer, a friend, a neighbor, a relative, a landlord, a government agency, a community social service agency or a child care provider.

 (d)  The eligibility agency shall obtain from the parent or caretaker a list of reliable sources of information who would serve as collateral contacts.

 (e)  The eligibility agency shall cooperate with a source who acts as a collateral contact.

 (f)  The eligibility agency may not contact an alleged abuser or former abuser in a domestic violence situation.

 (g)  Sources of reliable collateral contact information regarding verification of care and control in a family headed by an aunt, uncle or grandparent as specified in §  3041.78 (relating to verification of care and control) include one of the following who has knowledge of the circumstances:

   (1)  A school teacher or principal.

   (2)  A regulated child care provider.

   (3)  A health care professional.

   (4)  A social service worker or counselor.

   (5)  A religious professional.

   (6)  An attorney.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.65 (relating to verification of income); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.66 (relating to verification of residence); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.67 (relating to verification of work, education and training); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.68 (relating to verification of involuntary loss of work, education or training); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.69 (relating to verification of identity); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.71 (relating to verification of reasons for subsidy continuation or suspension); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.72 (relating to verification of family size and composition); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.77 (relating to verification of maternity and family leave); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.78 (relating to verification of care and control).

§ 3041.63. Self-certification.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall inform the parent or caretaker in writing that self-certification is made subject to 18 Pa.C.S. §  4904 (relating to unsworn falsification to authorities).

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall accept the statement of the parent or caretaker as sufficient proof of the following eligibility factors:

   (1)  Age of the child.

   (2)  Citizenship or immigration status.

   (3)  Immunization status or exemption from the immunization requirement.

   (4)  Days and hours for which the child needs care, as specified in §  3041.145 (relating to verification and reporting).

   (5)  Status of an individual who formerly received TANF, as specified in §  3041.145.

   (6)  Face-to-face time frame extension based on hardship, as specified in § §  3041.126(d) and 3041.144(a) (relating to face-to-face interview; and face-to-face interview for former TANF families).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

§ 3041.64. Self-declaration.

 (a)  If attempts to verify eligibility by documentary evidence or collateral contact are unsuccessful, the eligibility agency shall proceed without delay to determine the family’s eligibility based upon a self-certification as specified in §  3041.63 (relating to self-certification) or by written self-declaration by the parent or caretaker.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall instruct the parent or caretaker that a written self-declaration shall be made subject to 18 Pa.C.S. §  4904 (relating to unsworn falsification to authorities).

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall accept a parent’s or caretaker’s self-declaration statement, unless evidence contradicts the statement.

 (d)  If a parent or caretaker uses self-declaration as verification, the eligibility agency shall require the parent or caretaker to provide another form of acceptable verification no later than 30 calendar days following the date the written self-declaration is accepted by the eligibility agency unless otherwise specified in this chapter.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.65 (relating to verification of income); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.66 (relating to verification of residence); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.67 (relating to verification of work, education and training); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.68 (relating to verification of involuntary loss of work, education or training); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.69 (relating to verification of identity); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.71 (relating to verification of reasons for subsidy continuation or suspension); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.77 (relating to verification of maternity and family leave); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.78 (relating to verification of care and control).

§ 3041.65. Verification of income.

 (a)  Acceptable verification of earned income from employment includes one of the following:

   (1)  Pay stubs reflecting earnings for 4 weeks in the most recent 6-week period, the Department’s Employment Verification form reflecting actual or anticipated earnings, the Internal Revenue Service form used for reporting tips, an employer statement of anticipated earnings and hours or other document that establishes the parent’s or caretaker’s earnings or anticipated earnings from employment.

   (2)  A collateral contact, as specified in §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

   (3)  A written self-declaration by the parent or caretaker as specified in §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

 (b)  Acceptable verification of income from self-employment includes one of the following:

   (1)  Tax returns, including schedules related to self-employment, filed for the preceding Federal tax year and which document profit for that year.

   (2)  A notarized statement of gross earnings, minus allowable cost of doing business which shows hourly profit equal to or more than the Pennsylvania minimum wage, for the preceding Federal tax quarter is acceptable and is valid until the next Federal Income Tax Return is filed. At the time the Federal Income Tax Return is filed, a redetermination of eligibility shall be completed.

   (3)  An annual Federal Income Tax Return shall be used as income documentation when the parent or caretaker has been self-employed for more than 1 year in the same business and is only valid until the next Federal Income Tax Return is filed.

 (c)  Acceptable verification of unearned income includes one of the following:

   (1)  A copy of a current benefit check, an award letter that designates the amount of a grant or benefit, such as a letter from the Social Security Administration stating the amount of the Social Security benefit, a bank statement, a court order, or other document or database report that establishes the amount of unearned income.

   (2)  A collateral contact, as specified in §  3041.62.

   (3)  A written self-declaration by the parent or caretaker, as specified in §  3041.64.

 (d)  If a family receives or pays child support, the eligibility agency shall verify the amount of support received or paid by the family by requesting this information from the Department, whether the information is found in the Pennsylvania Child Support Enforcement System or in another source.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.65 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.65 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2029. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312096) to (312097).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.91 (relating to general domestic violence waiver requirements).

§ 3041.66. Verification of residence.

 Acceptable verification of residence includes any of the following:

   (1)  Mail received by the parent or caretaker, a copy of a lease, utility bill, deed, driver’s license, rental agreement or other document establishing residence.

   (2)  A collateral contact, as specified in §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

   (3)  A written self-declaration, as specified in §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

§ 3041.67. Verification of work, education and training.

 Acceptable verification of hours of work, education, training or enrollment in education or training includes one of the following:

   (1)  A document provided by the parent or caretaker as verification of earned or anticipated earned income, provided this verification indicates or can be used to compute the number of hours the parent or caretaker worked, is normally scheduled to work or in cases when hours vary, the average number of hours worked.

   (2)  A copy of a work schedule signed by the employer.

   (3)  A copy of the class or training schedule from an education or training representative.

   (4)  Another document that establishes hours of work or anticipated hours of work, education or training.

   (5)  A collateral contact, as specified in §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

   (6)  A written self-declaration by the parent or caretaker that indicates the parent or caretaker works or will work at least 20 hours per week, as specified in §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

   (7)  A Federal Income Tax Return showing profit from self-employment that when divided by the Pennsylvania minimum wage is equal to or greater than the required number of hours, as specified in §  3041.43 (relating to work, education and training) and is equal to or greater than the number of hours of care needed.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.67 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.67 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2029. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312097) to (312098).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.44 (relating to prospective work, education and training).

§ 3041.68. Verification of involuntary loss of work, education or training.

 Acceptable verification of involuntary loss of work, education or training includes any of the following:

   (1)  A written statement from the employer or an education or training representative.

   (2)  A school record.

   (3)  A collateral contact, as specified in §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

   (4)  A written self-declaration, as specified in §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

§ 3041.69. Verification of identity.

 Acceptable verification of identity includes one of the following:

   (1)  Employer identification card.

   (2)  Military photo-identification card.

   (3)  Passport.

   (4)  Other verifiable photo-identification.

   (5)  Driver’s license with or without a photograph.

   (6)  State-issued birth certificate.

   (7)  Certificate of naturalization.

   (8)  Certificate of United States citizenship.

   (9)  Registration receipt card.

   (10)  Valid or expired Pennsylvania learner’s permit.

   (11)  Social Security card.

   (12)  Marriage license, divorce decree or court order for a name change.

   (13)  Marriage record that contains the date of birth.

   (14)  Voter’s registration card.

   (15)  A collateral contact as specified in §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

   (16)  A written self-declaration by the parent or caretaker, as specified in §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

§ 3041.70. Verification of inability to work due to a disability.

 Acceptable verification of inability to work due to a disability includes:

   (1)  In a single or two-parent or caretaker family, verification of the parent’s or caretaker’s disability shall include an assessment by a physician or psychologist that states the following:

     (i)   The condition causing the inability to work or to participate in education or training.

     (ii)   The manner in which the condition causing the disability prevents the parent or caretaker from providing care for the child.

     (iii)   The date the parent or caretaker is expected to return to work or resume participation in education or training or the date the parent or caretaker will be able to care for the child.

   (2)  In a two-parent or caretaker family, if the parent or caretaker with a disability submits written verification of disability payments from Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Worker’s Compensation, 100% of Veterans Disability or 100% of another type of work-related disability, that verification shall serve as permanent verification of the parent’s or caretaker’s inability to work.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.48 (relating to eligibility of households including a parent or caretaker with a disability).

§ 3041.71. Verification of reasons for subsidy continuation or suspension.

 Acceptable verification of reasons for subsidy continuation or suspension as specified in § §  3041.20 and 3041.21 (relating to subsidy continuation during breaks in work, education or training; and subsidy suspension) includes one of the following:

   (1)  The Department’s form for verifying work, education or training.

   (2)  A written statement from the employer or the education or training representative or school records.

   (3)  A child support order.

   (4)  A medical record or a written statement from a physician.

   (5)  A collateral contact, as specified in §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

   (6)  A written self-declaration by the parent or caretaker, as specified in §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

§ 3041.72. Verification of family size and composition.

 Acceptable verification of family size and composition includes one of the following:

   (1)  A birth certificate.

   (2)  A custody order.

   (3)  A medical record or a written statement from a physician.

   (4)  A written statement from the parent indicating that the caretaker has care and control of the child for whom subsidized child care is requested.

   (5)  A school record.

   (6)  A collateral contact, as specified in §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

   (7)  A written self-declaration by the parent or caretaker, as specified in §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

§ 3041.73. Verification of transfer of TANF benefits.

 Acceptable verification of transfer of TANF benefits within the state or from another state is documentation by the eligibility agency that indicates the date TANF benefits ended within the State or in another State, as specified in §  3041.149(b) (relating to transfer from other states).

§ 3041.74. Verification of expiration of TANF benefits.

 Acceptable verification of expiration of TANF benefits is documentation by the eligibility agency that indicates the date TANF benefits expired within the state or in another state, as specified in §  3041.150(b) (relating to expiration of TANF benefits).

§ 3041.75. Verification of domestic violence.

 Acceptable verification of domestic violence is the Department’s form, which provides for verification by documentary evidence, third party statement or self-certification.

§ 3041.76. Verification of a child’s incapability of caring for himself.

 Acceptable verification of a child’s incapability of caring for himself as specified in §  3041.12(c) (relating to provision of subsidized child care) is documentation by a licensed physician or psychologist.

§ 3041.77. Verification of maternity and family leave.

 Acceptable verification of family leave includes one of the following:

   (1)  A birth certificate.

   (2)  The Department’s medical assessment form.

   (3)  A written statement or other documentation completed by a licensed physician that describes the inability to work or participate in education or training and includes a date of anticipated return to work.

   (4)  A written statement from the employer or an education or training representative.

   (5)  A collateral contact, as specified in §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

   (6)  A written self-declaration by the parent or caretaker, as specified in §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

§ 3041.78. Verification of care and control.

 Acceptable verification of care and control in a family headed by an aunt, uncle or grandparent includes one of the following:

   (1)  A school record.

   (2)  A medical record.

   (3)  A social service record.

   (4)  A religious record.

   (5)  A Domestic Relations Services support order.

   (6)  A court order.

   (7)  A rental or lease agreement.

   (8)  A notarized written statement from the parent or caretaker.

   (9)  A collateral contact, as specified in §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

   (10)  A written self-declaration by the parent or caretaker, as specified in §  3041.64 (relating to self-declaration).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.62 (relating to collateral contact).

ELIGIBILITY AGENCY RESPONSIBILITIES


§ 3041.81. Eligibility agency.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall manage the subsidized child care program in part of a county, a single county or several counties.

 (b)  The eligibility agency may be either a prime contractor or a subcontractor designated in a prime contract.

§ 3041.82. Eligibility determination.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall determine eligibility for subsidized child care as specified in this chapter.

 (b)  The eligibility agency may not impose eligibility conditions other than the conditions listed in this chapter.

 (c)  The eligibility agency may not require the parent or caretaker to select a particular provider or combination of providers as a condition of eligibility.

§ 3041.83. Confidentiality.

 (a)  The eligibility agency and its employees shall keep confidential the information in the family file and use that information only for purposes directly connected to the administration of their duties.

 (b)  Agents of the United States, the Commonwealth and the Department who are responsible for eligibility review, evaluation or audit functions shall have access to, and the right to the use and disclosure of, information on applicants or recipients of subsidized child care. This use and disclosure is confined to the agent’s responsibility to carry out review, evaluation or audit functions.

 (c)  Disclosure of information beyond the scope of review, evaluation or audit functions performed by the agents requires the parent’s or caretaker’s informed and written consent.

 (d)  Information in the family file may be disclosed to the local CAO when necessary to ensure that funds are authorized appropriately.

 (e)  The eligibility agency shall assure the confidentiality of an individual who files an appeal or complaint about a family’s receipt of subsidized child care for a child.

§ 3041.84. Family file.

 (a)  An eligibility agency shall establish and maintain a separate file for the family of each parent or caretaker who applies for subsidized child care.

 (b)  The family file shall contain documents pertaining to eligibility determination, redetermination, subsidized child care authorization, co-payment agreements and copies of written notices required by this chapter.

 (c)  A parent or caretaker or an authorized representative has a right to examine the family file.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.161 (relating to general notification requirements).

§ 3041.85. Record retention.

 (a)  An eligibility agency shall retain family files, completed application forms, written notices, books, records and other fiscal and administrative documents pertaining to subsidized child care.

 (b)  Records shall be maintained for at least 6 years from the end of the fiscal year in which subsidized child care has been provided or until an audit or litigation is resolved.

 (c)  The fiscal year is a period of time beginning July 1 of any calendar year and ending June 30 of the following calendar year.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  168.61 (relating to reporting requirements).

§ 3041.86. Child abuse reporting.

 The eligibility agency shall immediately report suspected child abuse in accordance with 23 Pa.C.S. § §  6301—6385 (relating to the Child Protective Services Law) and Chapter 3490 (relating to child protective services).

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WAIVERS


§ 3041.91. General domestic violence waiver requirements.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall grant a domestic violence waiver to a parent or caretaker who is the victim of past or present domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence.

 (b)  A domestic violence waiver shall be granted if compliance with a requirement of this chapter would either make it more difficult for a family or household member to escape domestic violence or place a family or household member at risk of domestic violence.

 (c)  The following requirements of this chapter may not be waived:

   (1)  Age of the child as specified in §  3041.12(b) and (c) (relating to provision of subsidized child care).

   (2)  Income limits as specified in §  3041.41 (relating to financial eligibility).

   (3)  Pennsylvania residency as specified in §  3041.42 (relating to residence).

   (4)  The minimum number of hours of work, education or training as specified in §  3041.43 (relating to work, education and training), except for a parent or caretaker who meets the hours of work, education or training at the time of application. The parent or caretaker shall continue to participate in some but not all hours of work, education or training.

 (d)  A waiver of the verification of the amount of income as specified in §  3041.65 (relating to verification of income) may not exceed 60 days.

 (e)  Except as specified in subsection (c), the eligibility agency may grant a domestic violence waiver for a maximum of 183 days.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.108 (relating to co-payment for families headed by a parent); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.129 (relating to partial redermination based on reported changes); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.171 (relating to appealable actions).

§ 3041.92. Alternate address or telephone number.

 A parent or caretaker who is a victim of domestic violence may use an alternate address for receipt of mail or telephone number for receipt of telephone calls.

§ 3041.93. Time frame for waiver determinations.

 The eligibility agency shall act on a parent’s or caretaker’s waiver request no later than 15 calendar days following the date the parent or caretaker requests the waiver.

§ 3041.94. Notice of waiver determination.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall provide written notice to the parent or caretaker regarding the eligibility agency’s determination to grant or deny a waiver request. At the request of the parent or caretaker, the notice shall be mailed to an alternate address or hand-delivered to the parent or caretaker.

 (b)  If the waiver is granted, the notice must include the following:

   (1)  The basis for granting the waiver.

   (2)  A statement that the eligibility agency will review the waiver circumstances every 183 days.

 (c)  If the waiver is denied, the notice must include the following:

   (1)  The basis for the denial.

   (2)  The right to appeal the decision and how to appeal as specified in § §  3041.162 and 3041.171 (relating to notice of right to appeal; and appealable actions).

   (3)  The verification the parent or caretaker shall submit for the eligibility agency to grant the waiver and the time frames in which the parent or caretaker shall submit the verification.

   (4)  The evidence or information needed to substantiate the waiver request and the time frames in which the parent or caretaker shall provide the information.

CO-PAYMENT AND PAYMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT


§ 3041.101. General co-payment requirements.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall determine the amount of the parent’s or caretaker’s co-payment during the eligibility process based on the parent’s or caretaker’s actual or verified anticipated income and family size.

 (b)  A co-payment is established at an initial determination of eligibility for subsidized child care and reestablished at each successive redetermination of eligibility.

 (c)  The co-payment covers each child in the family who is receiving subsidized child care.

 (d)  The co-payment includes each day of the week for which the family establishes a need for child care.

 (e)  The co-payment is due on the first day of the service week and each week thereafter regardless of the day the parent or caretaker enrolls the child.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.142 (relating to general requirements for former TANF families); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.163 (relating to notice of eligibility); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.173 (relating to subsidy continuation during the appeal process); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.174 (relating to parent or caretaker rights and responsibilities).

§ 3041.102. Department’s payment.

 (a)  The payment rate is the daily amount paid to a child care provider for services delivered to a child who is eligible for subsidized child care.

 (b)  If the co-payment does not exceed the payment rate for care, the difference between the payment rate and the weekly co-payment is the Department’s payment for subsidized child care.

 (c)  If the Department’s weekly payment to the provider is less than $5, the family is not eligible for subsidized child care with that provider.

§ 3041.103. Adjusted co-payment for prospective work.

 (a)  Upon notification by the parent or caretaker of receipt of payment for employment, the eligibility agency shall:

   (1)  Complete a partial redetermination no later than 10 calendar days following notification.

   (2)  Adjust the family co-payment, if applicable, no later than 20 calendar days following the date the parent or caretaker reports the receipt of payment from employment.

   (3)  Provide notice to the parent or caretaker of the planned change in the co-payment.

 (b)  The parent or caretaker shall begin paying the adjusted co-payment starting the first day of the service week following the date the written notice is postmarked or hand-delivered to the parent or caretaker by the eligibility agency.

 (c)  A single parent or caretaker who applies for subsidized child care and who reports prospective work is not required to pay a co-payment until the parent or caretaker receives income from work.

 (d)  A single parent or caretaker who receives subsidy, has involuntarily lost work and reports prospective work, is assessed the minimum co-payment based on family size until the parent or caretaker receives income from work.

§ 3041.104. Parent or caretaker co-payment requirements.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), a parent or caretaker whose child is authorized for subsidy is required to pay a co-payment and an equivalent advance co-payment to the provider prior to enrollment in the subsidized child care program. Only the co-payment is due thereafter.

 (b)  A parent or caretaker who transfers from TANF shall pay a co-payment and an equivalent advance co-payment to the provider. The advance co-payment shall be paid by the time of the first redetermination.

 (c)  If the co-payment is decreased as the result of a redetermination or partial redetermination, the parent or caretaker will begin paying the reduced co-payment on the first day of the service week following the date of the redetermination or partial redetermination.

 (d)  If the co-payment is decreased as the result of a redetermination or partial redetermination, the provider will refund to the parent or caretaker the difference between the current advance co-payment and the decreased co-payment on the first day of the service week following the redetermination or partial redetermination.

 (e)  If the co-payment is increased as the result of a redetermination or partial redetermination, the parent or caretaker shall begin paying the increased co-payment on the first service day of the week following the notification specified in §  3041.161(a) (relating to general notification requirements) advising the parent or caretaker of the co-payment increase. The parent or caretaker shall also pay an increased advance co-payment, which is the difference between the current and the increased co-payment.

 (f)  The co-payment is due on the first day of the service week and each week thereafter, regardless of the day the parent or caretaker enrolls the child.

 (g)  The advance co-payment is refunded upon termination of subsidy if the parent or caretaker has met applicable requirements in this chapter.

§ 3041.105. Delinquent co-payment.

 (a)  A co-payment is delinquent if it is not paid by the last day of the service week.

 (b)  On the day the provider reports the co-payment is delinquent, the eligibility agency shall notify the parent or caretaker in writing that action will be taken to terminate subsidy for the child.

 (c)  If a co-payment is delinquent, the first payment paid during a week is applied to the current week’s co-payment. Subsequent payments during a week are applied to the delinquent co-payment.

§ 3041.106. Eligibility agency responsibilities regarding co-payment.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall generate notices based on delinquent co-payments.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall send the provider a copy of each notice issued to a parent or caretaker whose child is enrolled with the provider.

 (c)  When a co-payment is reported to the eligibility agency as delinquent, the eligibility agency shall mail a notice to the parent or caretaker, on a form provided by the Department. The notice must state that service will be terminated on a date set forth on the notice, which shall be the first day after 10 calendar days following the date of the written notice, unless the delinquent co-payment is paid by that date.

 (d)  A family whose subsidy is terminated for failure to make required co-payments may not be reauthorized for subsidy until all outstanding co-payments have been paid in full.

 (e)  The eligibility agency shall retain a copy of the termination notice.

 (f)  The eligibility agency shall distribute, to each parent or caretaker who applies for subsidized child care, a handbook of parent’s rights and responsibilities in the subsidized child care program provided by the Department.

§ 3041.107. Availability and use of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

 (a)  The FPIG are used to determine the income limits and co-payments for subsidized child care.

 (b)  Following annual publication of the FPIG, the Department will publish an updated co-payment chart in Appendix B (relating to co-payment chart family co-payment scale based on the 2005 FPIGs) through a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 (c)  Except for child care provided under §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program), the eligibility agency shall inform each parent or caretaker of the dollar amount that is equivalent to 235% of FPIG as specified in Appendix B and shall explain that 235% and the specific dollar figure are the highest annual income amount permitted to receive subsidized child care.

§ 3041.108. Co-payment for families headed by a parent.

 (a)  For families headed by a parent, the family co-payment shall be determined based on the following:

   (1)  The family size and family income, as specified in § §  3041.31—3041.34 (relating to determining family size and income).

   (2)  The co-payment shall be at least $5, unless waived as specified in § §  3041.44(a) and 3041.91(c) (relating to prospective work, education and training; and general domestic violence waiver requirements).

   (3)  The family’s annual co-payment may not exceed 11% of the family’s annual income.

   (4)  If the family’s annual income is 100% of FPIG or less, the annual co-payment may not exceed 8% of the family’s annual income.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall determine the co-payment by using the co-payment chart in Appendix B (relating to co-payment chart family co-payment scale based on the 2005 FPIGs). The co-payment is calculated in $5 increments for each $2,000 of annual income.

 (c)  If the co-payments for 1 month are equal to or exceed the monthly payment for care, the family is not eligible for subsidized child care with that provider.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.108 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.108 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2029. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312107) to (312108).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.109 (relating to co-payment for families headed by a caretaker).

§ 3041.109. Co-payment for families headed by a caretaker.

 (a)  If a family is headed by a parent who is also the caretaker for another child for whom subsidy is requested, the eligibility agency shall determine the family co-payment as specified in §  3041.108(a) (relating to co-payment for families headed by a parent).

 (b)  If the co-payments for 1 month are equal to or exceed the monthly payment for care, the family is not eligible for subsidized child care with that provider.

ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION AND REDETERMINATION


§ 3041.121. Application.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall make applications for subsidized child care available to any person upon request.

 (b)  A signed application for subsidized child care under this chapter may be filed by a parent or caretaker on any day and at any time that the eligibility agency is open for business.

 (c)  A parent or caretaker may submit an application by mail, hand-delivery, facsimile or electronically.

§ 3041.122. Initial determination of eligibility.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall stamp the date of receipt on the signed application on the same day the eligibility agency receives the application by mail, hand-delivery, facsimile or electronically.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall determine a family’s eligibility and authorize payment for subsidized child care no later than 10 calendar days following verification of all factors of eligibility. The eligibility agency may not delay a determination of eligibility beyond 30 calendar days following receipt of a signed application from the parent or caretaker.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall determine a family eligible retroactive to the date the family submitted a signed application if the eligibility agency has received all information necessary to complete the application and the verification provided by the parent or caretaker establishes eligibility.

§ 3041.123. Effective date of coverage.

 (a)  If the eligibility agency determines a family eligible for subsidized child care and if funding is available, coverage of child care costs is retroactive to the date the family submitted a signed application.

 (b)  If the eligibility agency places a child on a waiting list following the determination of eligibility, coverage of child care costs must begin on the date funding is available.

§ 3041.124. Notification of parent, caretaker and child care provider.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall notify the parent or caretaker of the family’s eligibility status within 30 calendar days of receiving a signed application.

 (b)  If the eligibility agency determines a family eligible for subsidized child care, the eligibility agency shall notify the family’s child care provider of the family’s eligibility status.

§ 3041.125. Period of eligibility.

 A family receiving subsidy remains eligible until determined ineligible.

§ 3041.126. Face-to-face interview.

 (a)  If the eligibility agency determines a family eligible for subsidized child care and if funding is available, the parent or caretaker shall attend a face-to-face interview with the eligibility agency no later than 30 calendar days following the date the eligibility agency notifies the family of eligibility for subsidized child care.

 (b)  If the eligibility agency determines a family eligible for subsidized child care and if funding is not available at the time of the eligibility determination, the parent or caretaker shall attend a face-to-face interview with the eligibility agency no later than 30 calendar days following the date the first child from a family is enrolled in subsidized child care.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall accommodate the parent’s or caretaker’s work hours in scheduling the interview.

 (d)  The eligibility agency may extend the 30-day time frame for the face-to-face interview if, on or before the 30th calendar day, the parent or caretaker claims hardship due to conflicts with the parent’s or caretaker’s working hours, transportation problems or illness of the parent or caretaker or another family member. At the time the parent or caretaker claims hardship, the eligibility agency may grant an additional 30 days from the date the hardship is claimed for the interview.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.63 (relating to self-certification).

§ 3041.127. Parent and caretaker report of change.

 (a)  A parent or caretaker may report a change in circumstances whenever a change occurs.

 (b)  A parent or caretaker shall report the following changes to the eligibility agency no later than 10 calendar days following the date of the change:

   (1)  Loss of work, including layoffs or strikes.

   (2)  Decrease in the hours of work, education or training below an average of 20 hours per week.

   (3)  A change in the number of days or hours for which subsidized child care is needed.

   (4)  Onset of maternity, paternity or adoption leave and return to work following leave.

   (5)  Onset of a disability and return to work following disability.

   (6)  Change of address.

   (7)  Change in family composition.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.129 (relating to partial redetermination based on reported changes); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.163 (relating to notice of eligibility).

§ 3041.128. Review of changes.

 If the parent or caretaker reports a change that may result in a decrease in the family co-payment, the eligibility agency shall review the change and complete a partial redetermination as specified in §  3041.129 (relating to partial redetermination based on reported changes).

§ 3041.129. Partial redetermination based on reported changes.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall complete a partial redetermination of eligibility if the parent or caretaker reports a change as specified in §  3041.127 (relating to parent and caretaker report of change). A co-payment is not reassessed during a partial redetermination.

 (b)  The partial redetermination shall be completed by the eligibility agency no later than 10 calendar days from the date the parent or caretaker reports and verifies a change.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall establish a new redetermination date to review eligibility if the information obtained during a partial redetermination indicates one of the following:

   (1)  The family’s financial or nonfinancial status is expected to change in a manner that affects eligibility or co-payment.

   (2)  A parent or caretaker has a disability and the disability is anticipated to end prior to the family’s redetermination date.

   (3)  A parent’s or caretaker’s work is seasonal or temporary.

   (4)  A parent’s or caretaker’s education ends prior to the family’s redetermination date.

   (5)  A parent or caretaker begins maternity, paternity or adoption leave or a parent’s or caretaker’s maternity, paternity or adoption leave changes or ends prior to the family’s redetermination date.

   (6)  A waiver of eligibility or verification requirement is granted due to domestic violence as specified in §  3041.91 (relating to general domestic violence waiver requirements).

 (d)  If a parent or caretaker reports a change in the factors affecting financial or nonfinancial eligibility that does not cause a change in the co-payment or in the eligibility determination, the eligibility agency is not required to complete a partial redetermination.

 (e)  The eligibility agency shall retain in the family file the information used in the partial redetermination.

 (f)  If the parent or caretaker reports a change that results in the family or a child in the family becoming ineligible for subsidy, the eligibility agency shall take the necessary steps to terminate the subsidy with proper notification to the family, under §  3041.165 (relating to notice of adverse action).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.128 (relating to review of changes).

§ 3041.130. Redetermination of eligibility.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall complete a redetermination of eligibility every 6 months and establish the family’s next redetermination date.

 (b)  Prior to the redetermination, the eligibility agency shall do the following:

   (1)  Provide the parent or caretaker with the Department’s form listing the following information last reported for each parent or caretaker or child in the family:

     (i)   Earned income.

     (ii)   Unearned income.

     (iii)   Hours of work, education and training.

     (iv)   Family composition.

     (v)   Address.

   (2)  Request that the parent or caretaker verify the family’s current earned income.

   (3)  Verify the following factors only if the parent or caretaker reports a change:

     (i)   Unearned income.

     (ii)   A decrease in hours of work, education or training to fewer than 20 hours per week.

     (iii)   Family composition.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program).

§ 3041.131. Procedures for redetermination.

 (a)  No earlier than 6 weeks prior to redetermination, the eligibility agency shall send the family a form that lists the factors that will be reviewed for the redetermination of eligibility and explain the verification that will be needed to complete the redetermination.

 (b)  If the parent or caretaker submits only some of the required verification elements prior to the redetermination, the eligibility agency shall request in writing that the parent or caretaker submit the additional verification no later than the family’s redetermination date.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall retain a copy of the notification in the family file.

 (d)  The eligibility agency shall send a written notice to the parent or caretaker regarding failure to provide required verification only after the family’s redetermination date.

 (e)  The eligibility agency shall require the parent or caretaker to complete, sign and either mail, hand-deliver or fax the applicable form at each redetermination.

§ 3041.132. Voluntary request to terminate subsidized child care.

 (a)  A parent or caretaker may request the eligibility agency to terminate subsidy.

 (b)  Upon receipt of a request to terminate subsidy, the eligibility agency shall take steps to terminate the family’s eligibility.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall notify the parent or caretaker as specified in §  3041.166 (relating to notice confirming voluntary withdrawal).

§ 3041.133. Waiting list.

 (a)  If funds are not available to enroll a child following determination of the family’s eligibility for subsidy, the eligibility agency shall place an eligible child on a waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. Placement on the waiting list must be determined by the date and time eligibility for the child was determined.

 (b)  If a parent or caretaker requests subsidized child care for an additional child following the date the family was initially determined eligible for subsidized child care, the additional child shall be placed on the waiting list according to the date and time that the parent or caretaker requests care for the additional child.

 (c)  If a parent or caretaker does not select an eligible provider and enroll the child for child care no later than 30 calendar days following the date funding is available, the child will not be eligible for subsidy and will be removed from the waiting list.

 (d)  If a family was determined eligible and placed on the waiting list more than 6 months prior to the date that funding became available to enroll the child in subsidized child care, the eligibility agency shall complete a redetermination prior to enrollment and confirm that the family is eligible for subsidized child care.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.51 (relating to Head Start expansion program).

FORMER TANF FAMILIES


§ 3041.141. General former TANF families provisions.

 (a)  A family that is no longer eligible for TANF cash assistance benefits or a family that voluntarily left TANF and meets the eligibility requirements specified in this chapter may qualify for subsidized child care.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall review the information received from the CAO about a parent or caretaker who formerly received TANF benefits.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall determine the date TANF benefits ended and establish the 183-day period after eligibility for TANF ends, within which the parent or caretaker may receive child care benefits.

 (d)  Eligibility shall begin the day following the date TANF benefits ended and shall continue for 183 consecutive days.

 (e)  The parent or caretaker may request child care benefits at any time during the 183-day period after eligibility for TANF ended.

 (f)  A child should not be placed on a waiting list if a former TANF parent or caretaker requests subsidized child care for a child any time prior to 184 calendar days after TANF benefits ended.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.149 (relating to transfer from other states); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.150 (relating to expiration of TANF benefits).

§ 3041.142. General requirements for former TANF families.

 (a)  During the 183-day period after eligibility for TANF benefits ended or after a family voluntarily left TANF, a parent or caretaker shall meet only the following conditions:

   (1)  The parent or caretaker shall meet the work requirements as specified in §  3041.43 (relating to work, education and training). The minimum work-hour requirement does not apply if the loss of TANF benefits was due to earnings from work in excess of the income limit for the TANF program.

   (2)  The parent’s or caretaker’s annual income may not exceed 235% of the FPIG.

   (3)  The parent or caretaker shall select an eligible child care provider as specified in §  3041.13(a) (relating to parent choice).

   (4)  The parent or caretaker shall make timely payment of the co-payment as specified in §  3041.101 (relating to general co-payment requirements).

 (b)  A former TANF parent or caretaker who is transferred to the eligibility agency by the CAO or who applies for subsidized child care during the 183-day period after eligibility for TANF ended as specified in subsection (a), should not be placed on a waiting list.

 (c)  On the 184th day after eligibility for TANF ended, the period of former TANF eligibility ends and the parent or caretaker shall meet the requirements of this chapter.

 (d)  No later than the 184th calendar day after TANF benefits ended, the eligibility agency shall complete a redetermination of eligibility and establish the family’s next redetermination date.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.143 (relating to notification); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.145 (relating to verification and reporting); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.149 (relating to transfer from other states).

§ 3041.143. Notification.

 (a)  If the eligibility agency determines that a parent or caretaker met the requirements in §  3041.142 (relating to general requirements for former TANF families) and was receiving child care on the date TANF benefits ended, the eligibility agency shall notify the parent or caretaker and the provider by letter of the following:

   (1)  The parent or caretaker is eligible for subsidized child care benefits on or before the 183-day period after TANF benefits ended, but will be subject to a redetermination of eligibility no later than the 184th day after TANF benefits ended.

   (2)  The parent or caretaker shall contact the eligibility agency to establish that the parent or caretaker continues to need child care.

 (b)  If the eligibility agency determines that a parent or caretaker was not receiving child care or cannot determine whether the parent or caretaker was receiving child care on the date TANF benefits ended, the eligibility agency shall notify the parent or caretaker by letter of the following:

   (1)  The parent or caretaker may be eligible for child care benefits.

   (2)  The parent or caretaker may contact the eligibility agency if child care is needed during the 183-day period after TANF benefits ended.

   (3)  Eligibility for subsidized child care is assured if the minimum requirements specified in §  3041.142(a) are met.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Cdoe §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.144 (relating to face-to-face interview for former TANF families); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.146 (relating to failure to contact the eligibility agency).

§ 3041.144. Face-to-face interview for former TANF families.

 (a)  When the parent or caretaker contacts the eligibility agency in response to the letter specified in §  3041.143(a) (relating to notification) and within 183 days after TANF benefits end, the eligibility agency shall inform the parent or caretaker of the requirement to attend a face-to-face interview with the eligibility agency. The face-to-face interview shall occur no later than 30 calendar days following the date of the letter unless on or before the 30th day, the parent or caretaker claims hardship. At the time the parent or caretaker claims hardship, the eligibility agency may grant an additional 30 days from the date the hardship is claimed for the interview.

 (b)  When the parent or caretaker contacts the eligibility agency in response to the letter specified in §  3041.143(b), the eligibility agency shall schedule a face-to-face interview with the parent or caretaker. The eligibility agency may substitute a telephone contact for a face-to-face interview if a face-to-face interview cannot be scheduled without the parent or caretaker losing work time.

 (c)  To maintain continuous child care payment from the day following the date TANF benefits ended, the parent or caretaker shall attend a face-to-face interview or participate in a telephone contact with the eligibility agency as specified in §  3041.145 (relating to verification and reporting).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.63 (relating to self-certification); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.146 (relating to failure to contact the eligibility agency).

§ 3041.145. Verification and reporting.

 At the time of the parent’s or caretaker’s face-to-face interview with the eligibility agency and within the 183-day period after TANF benefits end or at the time of telephone contact by the eligibility agency with the parent or caretaker, the eligibility agency shall:

   (1)  Require the parent or caretaker who contacts the eligibility agency within 60 calendar days following the date TANF benefits end to self-certify the following:

     (i)   The need for child care in order to work or attend education or training and the days and hours for which the child needs care.

     (ii)   The name of the employer, education or training.

     (iii)   The hours the parent or caretaker works or attends education or training.

     (iv)   The accuracy of the facts in the TANF transfer information regarding family address, size and income.

     (v)   Financial eligibility as specified in §  3041.142(a) (relating to general requirements for former TANF families).

   (2)  Require the parent or caretaker who does not contact the eligibility agency within 60 calendar days following the date TANF benefits end to self-declare the following:

     (i)   The need for child care in order to work or attend education or training and the days and hours for which the child needs care.

     (ii)   The name of the employer, education or training.

     (iii)   The hours the parent or caretaker works or attends education or training.

     (iv)   The accuracy of the facts in the TANF transfer information regarding family address, size and income.

     (v)   Financial eligibility as specified in §  3041.142(a).

   (3)  Advise the parent or caretaker to report the following:

     (i)   Loss of work.

     (ii)   Change in family composition.

     (iii)   Increase in monthly or annual gross family income.

   (4)  Advise the parent or caretaker that an eligibility determination or redetermination shall be completed by the eligibility agency.

   (5)  Collect information regarding the parent’s or caretaker’s choice of provider or help the parent or caretaker to locate an eligible provider.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.63 (relating to self-certification); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.144 (relating to face-to-face interview for former TANF families).

§ 3041.146. Failure to contact the eligibility agency.

 (a)  If a parent or caretaker who was receiving child care on the date TANF benefits ended fails to contact the eligibility agency in response to the letter specified in §  3041.143(a) (relating to notification), the eligibility agency shall contact the parent or caretaker by telephone no later than 31 calendar days following the date of the letter.

 (b)  When the eligibility agency contacts the parent or caretaker as specified in subsection (a), the eligibility agency shall determine the following:

   (1)  The parent’s or caretaker’s choice to meet the contact requirement using a telephone contact or participating in a face-to-face interview.

   (2)  The parent’s or caretaker’s continuing need for child care.

 (c)  If the eligibility agency determines that the parent or caretaker was not receiving child care or cannot determine whether the parent or caretaker was receiving child care on the date TANF benefits ended, the eligibility agency may not authorize payment for child care benefits until the date the parent or caretaker contacts the eligibility agency and requests benefits.

 (d)  If a parent or caretaker who was receiving child care on the date TANF benefits ended does not attend a face-to-face interview as specified in §  3041.144(a) (relating to face-to-face interview for former TANF families), the eligibility agency shall contact the parent or caretaker by telephone no later than the day following the date the parent or caretaker failed to attend the face-to-face interview to determine the information specified in subsection (b).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care).

§ 3041.147. Payment authorization.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall review a request from a parent or caretaker to authorize child care payment at any time during the 183-day period after eligibility for TANF benefits ended.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall authorize child care payment at any time during the 183-day period after eligibility for TANF ended.

 (c)  The eligibility agency may not pay child care costs that exceed the maximum child care allowance less the family co-payment for the type of care the child received from the provider.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care).

§ 3041.148. Retroactive payment.

 (a)  If the eligibility agency authorizes payment for a parent or caretaker who was receiving child care on the date TANF benefits ended, the authorization shall be retroactive to the day following the date TANF benefits ended.

 (b)  If the eligibility agency determines that the parent or caretaker was not receiving child care or cannot determine whether the parent or caretaker was receiving child care on the date TANF benefits ended, the eligibility agency shall require the parent or caretaker to submit verification of child care costs incurred during the 183-day period after eligibility for TANF ended.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall authorize payment for the parent or caretaker specified in section (b) retroactive to the date the parent or caretaker first incurred child care expenses.

 (d)  The eligibility agency shall inform the parent or caretaker that the parent or caretaker shall select an eligible provider within 30 calendar days as specified in §  3041.13 (relating to parent choice), if the parent or caretaker had selected an ineligible provider.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care).

§ 3041.149. Transfer from other states.

 (a)  A parent or caretaker who received TANF program benefits in another state and applies for subsidized child care is eligible if the parent or caretaker meets the following conditions:

   (1)  The parent or caretaker applies within 183 days after TANF benefits ended.

   (2)  The parent or caretaker meets the requirements specified in §  3041.142 (relating to general requirements for former TANF families).

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall determine the date TANF benefits ended in the other state and establish eligibility for the 183-day period after eligibility for TANF ended as specified in §  3041.141 (relating to general former TANF families provisions).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.73 (relating to verification of transfer of TANF benefits).

§ 3041.150. Expiration of TANF benefits.

 (a)  A parent or caretaker who has exhausted the 5-year limit on TANF benefits is eligible for 60 calendar days of subsidized child care to seek work.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall determine the date TANF benefits ended and establish the period of former TANF eligibility as specified in §  3041.141 (relating to general former TANF families provisions).

 (c)  The parent or caretaker may apply at any time during the 183-day period after eligibility for TANF ended.

 (d)  Notwithstanding subsection (a), the maximum period of eligibility under this section is 183 days.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.12 (relating to provision of subsidized child care); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.74 (relating to verification of expiration of TANF benefits).

NOTIFICATION AND RIGHT TO APPEAL


§ 3041.161. General notification requirements.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall notify the parent or caretaker in writing no later than 10 calendar days prior to taking an action that affects the family’s eligibility status for subsidized child care or a change in the amount of the family’s subsidized child care benefit.

 (b)  Following the preparation of a written notice, the eligibility agency shall:

   (1)  Mail or hand-deliver within 1 working day of preparation, the original and one copy of the notice to the parent or caretaker.

   (2)  Notify the family’s child care provider as soon as the family is determined eligible or ineligible for subsidized child care.

   (3)  Retain a copy of the notice in the family file as specified in §  3041.84 (relating to family file).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.104 (relating to parent or caretaker co-payment requirements); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.187 (relating to co-payment increase).

§ 3041.162. Notice of right to appeal.

 The following information shall be included in the notice of the right to appeal:

   (1)  The statement regarding the parent’s or caretaker’s right to appeal.

   (2)  The time frame associated with filing a timely appeal as specified in § §  3041.174(d) and 3041.176(b) (relating to parent or caretaker rights and responsibilities; and hearing procedures).

   (3)  The time frame associated with subsidy continuation as specified in §  3041.173 (relating to subsidy continuation during the appeal process).

   (4)  The consequence of filing an appeal untimely.

   (5)  The responsibility to repay if subsidy continues and the parent or caretaker does not win the appeal.

   (6)  Instructions regarding how to appeal.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.94 (relating to notice waiver determination); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.163 (relating to notice of eligibility); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.164 (relating to notice of ineligibility); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.165 (relating to notice of adverse action); and 55 Pa. Code §  3042.167 (relating to notice of overpayment).

§ 3041.163. Notice of eligibility.

 (a)  The notice of eligibility shall be on a form provided by the Department.

 (b)  If the eligibility agency determines a family eligible for subsidy upon initial application, at the time of redetermination or at a review of a reported change, the written notification shall include the following:

   (1)  The amount of the co-payment.

   (2)  The parent’s or caretaker’s responsibility to pay the co-payment as specified in §  3041.101(e) (relating to general co-payment requirements).

   (3)  The parent’s or caretaker’s responsibility to pay an equivalent advance co-payment.

   (4)  The parent’s or caretaker’s responsibility to report changes as specified in §  3041.127 (relating to parent and caretaker report of change).

   (5)  The name, address and telephone number of the local legal services office where the parent or caretaker may obtain free legal representation.

   (6)  The right of the parent or caretaker to appeal the decision and how to appeal as specified in § §  3041.162 and 3041.171 (relating to notice of right to appeal; and appealable actions).

§ 3041.164. Notice of ineligibility.

 (a)  The notice of ineligibility must be on a form provided by the Department.

 (b)  If the eligibility agency determines a family ineligible for subsidy, the written notification shall include the following:

   (1)  The decision.

   (2)  The reason for the decision.

   (3)  A citation, and brief explanation in simple, nontechnical language, of the applicable section of this chapter or other applicable law that was the basis for the decision.

   (4)  The name, address and telephone number of the local legal services office where the parent or caretaker may obtain free legal representation.

   (5)  The right of the parent or caretaker to appeal the decision and how to appeal as specified in § §  3041.162 and 3041.171 (relating to notice of right to appeal; and appealable actions).

§ 3041.165. Notice of adverse action.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall send a notice to a parent or caretaker currently receiving subsidy when the eligibility agency proposes to terminate, suspend or disrupt subsidy payment or to increase the family co-payment.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall prepare a notice of adverse action on a form provided by the Department.

 (c)  The notice of adverse action must include:

   (1)  The decision or proposed action.

   (2)  The date the action will occur.

   (3)  The reason for the decision or proposed action and information about how to become eligible.

   (4)  A citation, and brief explanation in simple, nontechnical language, of the applicable section of this chapter or other applicable law that is the basis for the decision or proposed action.

   (5)  The name, address and telephone number of the local legal services office where the parent or caretaker may obtain free legal representation.

   (6)  The right of the parent or caretaker to appeal the decision and how to appeal as specified in § §  3041.162 and 3041.171 (relating to notice of right to appeal; and appealable actions).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.129 (relating to partial redetermination based on reported changes); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.187 (relating to co-payment increase).

§ 3041.166. Notice confirming voluntary withdrawal.

 The eligibility agency shall, by written notice to the parent or caretaker, confirm the parent’s or caretaker’s voluntary withdrawal of a child from subsidized child care.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.132 (relating to voluntary request to terminate subsidized child care).

§ 3041.167. Notice of overpayment.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall notify the parent or caretaker in writing of an overpayment.

 (b)  The notice of overpayment must include the following:

   (1)  The reason for the overpayment as specified in §  3041.181 (relating to overpayment).

   (2)  The period of the overpayment.

   (3)  The amount of the overpayment.

   (4)  An explanation of how the overpayment was calculated.

   (5)  The repayment methods as specified in §  3041.186 (relating to collection) except in cases of suspected fraud.

   (6)  The right of the parent or caretaker to appeal the decision on the overpayment and how to appeal as specified in § §  3041.162 and 3041.171 (relating to notice of right to appeal; and appealable actions).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.167 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.167 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312120) to (312121).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.182 (relating to eligibility agency responsibilities regarding overpayment).

APPEAL AND HEARING PROCEDURES


§ 3041.171. Appealable actions.

 A parent or caretaker has the right to appeal a Departmental or eligibility agency action or failure to act, including the following:

   (1)  Denial of subsidy.

   (2)  Termination of subsidy.

   (3)  Computation of the co-payment.

   (4)  Denial of a request for waiver of a requirement of this chapter based on domestic violence as specified in §  3041.91 (relating to general domestic violence waiver requirements).

   (5)  Failure of the eligibility agency to act upon a request for subsidy within the time limits specified in this chapter.

   (6)  Subsidy suspension, as specified in §  3041.21 (relating to subsidy suspension).

   (7)  Subsidy disruption, as specified in §  3041.22 (relating to subsidy disruption).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.94 (relating to notice of waiver determination); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.163 (relating to notice of eligibility); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.164 (relating to notice of ineligibility); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.165 (relating to notice of adverse action); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.167 (relating to notice of overpayment).

§ 3041.172. Discontinuation of subsidy.

 Subsidy is not continued pending a hearing decision if the parent or caretaker appeals the disruption of subsidy when the eligibility agency lacks funding to continue subsidy to a child as specified in §  3041.22 (relating to subsidy disruption).

§ 3041.173. Subsidy continuation during the appeal process.

 (a)  Subsidy continues at the prior level until the appeal is heard and a final decision is made by the Department, if the parent or caretaker does both of the following:

   (1)  Files an appeal that is postmarked or received no later than 10 calendar days after the date of the written notice.

   (2)  Appeals for a reason other than disruption of subsidy or a lack of funding.

 (b)  If subsidy continues as specified in subsection (a), the parent or caretaker shall continue to make timely payment of the co-payment that was in effect prior to issuance of the notice of adverse action until a final decision is made by the Department, as specified in §  3041.101 (relating to general co-payment requirements).

 (c)  If subsidy continues during the appeal process and the hearing officer finds in favor of the eligibility agency or the Department, the parent or caretaker shall reimburse the Department for the amount of the subsidy or increase in subsidy paid for child care from the proposed effective date of the adverse action until the date subsidy is terminated or decreased, based on the final administrative action order.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.162 (relating to notice of right to appeal); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.174 (relating to parent or caretaker rights and responsibilities); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.175 (relating to eligibility agency responsibilities regarding appeal).

§ 3041.174. Parent or caretaker rights and responsibilities.

 (a)  A parent or caretaker appealing an adverse action shall submit a written request to the eligibility agency in accordance with Chapter 275 (relating to appeal and fair hearing and administrative disqualification hearings) within 30 days following notification. The parent or caretaker shall specify the reason for the appeal, the current address and a telephone number, if possible, where the parent or caretaker can be reached during the day.

 (b)  A parent or caretaker may orally appeal. The eligibility agency shall document the date of the oral appeal in the case file. The parent or caretaker shall confirm the oral appeal in writing to the eligibility agency no later than 7 calendar days following the date the parent or caretaker orally requested an appeal.

 (c)  A parent or caretaker may authorize an adult to represent him at the hearing.

 (d)  If the parent or caretaker wants subsidy to continue pending a hearing decision, subject to §  3041.173 (relating to subsidy continuation during the appeal process), the parent or caretaker shall submit a written appeal no later than 10 calendar days following the date the written notice is postmarked or hand-delivered to the parent or caretaker by the eligibility agency.

 (e)  If the parent or caretaker requests that subsidy continue pending a hearing decision, the parent or caretaker shall make timely payment of the co-payment that was in effect prior to issuance of the notice of adverse action until a final decision is made by the Department, as specified in §  3041.101 (relating to general co-payment requirements).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.162 (relating to notice of right to appeal).

§ 3041.175. Eligibility agency responsibilities regarding appeal.

 (a)  If the parent or caretaker is unable to prepare a written appeal, the eligibility agency shall assist the parent or caretaker in preparing a written appeal. The parent or caretaker shall sign the appeal request.

 (b)  When the eligibility agency receives an appeal that is timely postmarked or delivered, the eligibility agency shall date-stamp the appeal, the envelope and the attachments with the date of receipt and retain copies of all original appeal information.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall keep a copy and forward the original appeal along with the postmarked envelope to the Department’s Bureau of Hearings and Appeals no later than 3 working days following the date the appeal is received by the eligibility agency.

 (d)  The eligibility agency may not take the proposed adverse action until 10 calendar days following the date the written notice is postmarked or hand-delivered to the parent or caretaker and then only if the parent or caretaker has not filed an appeal. Subsidy may be continued at the prior level only if the parent or caretaker meets the requirements in §  3041.173 (relating to subsidy continuation during the appeal process).

 (e)  The eligibility agency may take the proposed adverse action before 10 calendar days following the date a provider closes for financial difficulties or loss of certification or registration or if funding is not available to continue subsidized care to the child.

§ 3041.176. Hearing procedures.

 (a)  Chapter 275 (relating to appeal and fair hearing and administrative disqualification hearings) applies to hearings that are held under this chapter, except as specifically superseded by this chapter.

 (b)  An appeal postmarked or received after 30 calendar days from the date the written notice is postmarked or hand-delivered to the parent or caretaker will be dismissed as untimely without a hearing, unless one of the provisions allowing for appeals after 30 calendar days applies as specified in §  275.3(b)(2) and (3) (relating to time limitations on right to appeal).

 (c)  The hearing may be conducted by a telephone conference call with the parties to the appeal, including the parent or caretaker, the authorized representative of the parent or caretaker, the eligibility agency, the Department and the hearing officer.

 (d)  The parent or caretaker has the right to request a face-to-face hearing instead of a telephone hearing. Face-to-face hearings will be held in locations specified by the Department.

 (e)  If a parent or caretaker does not withdraw an appeal, the eligibility agency or the Department, if appropriate, will take part in the scheduled hearing to justify the action to which the parent or caretaker objects.

 (f)  If the eligibility agency or the Department fails to appear at the hearing and the parent or caretaker appears, the parent’s or caretaker’s appeal will be sustained.

 (g)  If the parent or caretaker fails to appear for the hearing, regardless of whether the eligibility agency or the Department appears, the appeal is considered abandoned and the decision of the eligibility agency or the Department will be sustained.

 (h)  The Department will notify the eligibility agency and the parent or caretaker, in writing, when disposition of the appeal is made.

 (i)  The eligibility agency shall implement the final administrative action within the time limit ordered by the Department or on the first day child care is needed in the week following receipt of the final administrative action order.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.162 (relating to notice of right to appeal).

OVERPAYMENT AND DISQUALIFICATION


§ 3041.181. Overpayment.

 The parent or caretaker may not be required to repay an overpayment except for an overpayment resulting from one of the following:

   (1)  Fraud.

   (2)  Failure to comply with this chapter.

   (3)  Subsidy continuation pending an appeal when the parent or caretaker did not win the appeal.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.167 (relating to notice of overpayment); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.182 (relating to eligibility agency responsibilities regarding overpayment); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.186 (relating to collection).

§ 3041.182. Eligibility agency responsibilities regarding overpayment.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall inform a parent or caretaker who files an appeal and requests subsidy continuation pending appeal, that if the hearing decision is in favor of the eligibility agency or the Department, the parent or caretaker shall reimburse the amount of the overpayment unless the hearing officer determines a hardship.

 (b)  The eligibility agency shall pursue possible overpayments in active and closed cases, including those that were voluntarily closed.

 (c)  The following are the responsibilities of the eligibility agency when exploring possible overpayments:

   (1)  Determination of whether the overpayment is the result of one of the conditions specified in §  3041.181 (relating to overpayment).

   (2)  Written assurance that the methods of exploring overpayments are appropriate to the particular situation and to the different eligibility factors.

   (3)  Assurance that the methods of exploring overpayments do not infringe on the civil liberties of individuals or interfere with the due process of law.

   (4)  Investigation of a credible complaint that a parent or caretaker is erroneously receiving subsidized child care.

   (5)  Identification and documentation of the causes of the overpayment.

   (6)  Computation of the amount of the overpayment.

   (7)  Referral of suspected fraud cases to the Office of Inspector General.

   (8)  Submission of an overpayment notice to the parent or caretaker as specified in §  3041.167 (relating to notice of overpayment).

 (d)  The eligibility agency shall refer all cases of suspected provider fraud to the Office of Inspector General.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.182 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.182 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312124) to (312125).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.186 (relating to collection); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.188 (relating to collection for a family whose child is no longer in care).

§ 3041.183. Delaying recoupment.

 (a)  Recoupment shall be delayed until after a hearing decision, if the family files an appeal of the overpayment decision no later than 10 calendar days after the date the written notice is postmarked or hand-delivered to the parent or caretaker by the eligibility agency.

 (b)  Recoupment shall be delayed for cases referred to the Office of Inspector General for suspected fraud until the investigation is complete.

 (c)  The method of recoupment in cases of suspected fraud will be determined in conjunction with the Office of Inspector General.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.183 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.183 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (312125).

§ 3041.184. Notifying the Department.

 The eligibility agency shall notify the Department when recoupment stops before the overpayment is fully recouped.

§ 3041.185. Repayment.

 The parent or caretaker shall repay the eligibility agency or Department the full amount of the overpayment.

§ 3041.186. Collection.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall collect the total amount of the overpayment from a family whose child continues to receive subsidized child care when the eligibility agency identifies an overpayment as specified in §  3041.182 (relating to eligibility agency responsibilities regarding overpayment).

 (b)  If the Department, eligibility agency or other entity identifies an overpayment unrelated to fraud, subject to repayment as specified in §  3041.181 (relating to overpayment), related to a family whose child continues to receive subsidized child care, the eligibility agency shall:

   (1)  Notify the parent or caretaker by a letter that a repayment is required, the amount of the repayment and the following repayment options:

     (i)   A one-time payment of the full amount owed.

     (ii)   A one-time partial payment and an increase in the co-payment to be paid until repayment is complete.

     (iii)   An increase in the co-payment until the repayment is complete.

   (2)  Automatically implement an increase to the co-payment until the repayment is complete when the parent or caretaker does not select an option as specified in paragraph (1) no later than 10 calendar days following the date of the letter.

   (3)  Notify the parent or caretaker by a second letter of failure to choose a repayment option as specified in paragraph (1), the amount of the increased co-payment and the number of weeks the increased co-payment will continue.

 (c)  When the Office of Inspector General has determined fraud in an active case, the eligibility agency shall determine collection methods in conjunction with the Office of Inspector General.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.186 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.186 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312125) to (312126).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.167 (relating to notice of overpayment).

§ 3041.187. Co-payment increase.

 (a)  A co-payment increase for the purpose of collecting an overpayment may not exceed an amount greater than 5% of the family’s gross monthly income. If the parent or caretaker indicates to the eligibility agency that an increase to 5% would cause hardship to the family, the family and the eligibility agency may agree to a lesser amount.

 (b)  A parent or caretaker may choose to increase the co-payment beyond the amount specified in subsection (a) to repay an overpayment in a shorter period of time.

 (c)  The eligibility agency shall issue a written notice of adverse action as specified in § §  3041.161 and 3041.165 (relating to general notification requirements; and notice of adverse action) before implementation of an increase in the co-payment.

§ 3041.188. Collection for a family whose child is no longer in care.

 (a)  The eligibility agency shall collect the total amount of the overpayment as specified in §  3041.182 (relating to eligibility agency responsibilities regarding overpayment) from a family whose child is no longer receiving subsi-dized child care if the eligibility agency identifies an overpayment.

 (b)  If the Department, eligibility agency or other entity identifies an overpayment unrelated to fraud, for a family whose child is no longer receiving subsidized child care, the eligibility agency shall:

   (1)  Notify the Department of the subsidy termination date, the amount of the overpayment recouped and the amount outstanding. The Department will notify the parent or caretaker by letter of the overpayment, the amount of the outstanding overpayment and that repayment is required in either a single payment or under a payment plan agreeable to the parent or caretaker and the eligibility agency. The letter must state that the parent or caretaker has 10 calendar days to respond to the Department indicating agreement or disagreement and indicating the choice of a repayment method.

   (2)  Send a second letter that repeats the information contained in the letter specified in paragraph (1) when the Department notifies the eligibility agency that the parent or caretaker failed to respond. The second letter must also request a response from the parent or caretaker no later than 10 calendar days following the date of the letter.

 (c)  When the Office of Inspector General has determined fraud in a case when the child is no longer in care, the eligibility agency shall determine the collection methods in conjunction with the Office of Inspector General.

 (d)  The Department may institute civil legal proceedings when the parent or caretaker fails to respond to the second letter.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.188 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.188 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312126) to (312127).

§ 3041.189. Disqualification.

 (a)  The parent or caretaker is disqualified from participating in the subsidized child care program if one of the following applies:

   (1)  A Federal or State court finds the parent or caretaker guilty of fraud in applying for or receiving subsidized child care.

   (2)  A hearing officer determines that the parent or caretaker committed fraud pursuant to the procedures and standards in Chapter 275 (relating to appeal and fair hearing and administrative disqualification hearings).

   (3)  The parent or caretaker signs a disqualification consent agreement as part of a court’s deferred adjudication process.

   (4)  The parent or caretaker agrees to be disqualified by signing an administrative disqualification hearing waiver.

 (b)  Upon disqualification under subsection (a), a parent or caretaker and eligible children in the parent’s or caretaker’s family shall be prohibited from participation in the subsidized child care program:

   (1)  For 6 months from the date of the first conviction, hearing decision or determination.

   (2)  For 12 months from the second conviction, hearing decision or determination.

   (3)  Permanently from the date of the third conviction, hearing decision or determination.

 (c)  A parent or caretaker may not be granted a hearing on a court conviction or administrative disqualification hearing decision that led to the disqualification.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  3041.189 amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this §  3041.189 amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2000. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (312127).


APPENDIX A



INCOME TO BE INCLUDED, DEDUCTED AND EXCLUDED IN DETERMINING GROSS MONTHLY INCOME


PART I. INCOME INCLUSIONS.

 Income from the following sources is included when determining total gross monthly income:

 A. Money, wages or salary earned by a parent or caretaker before deductions for taxes, Social Security, savings bonds, pensions, union dues, health insurance and similar purposes, for work performed as an employee. This includes commissions, tips, piece-rate payments and cash bonuses. Income earned by an unemancipated minor is not included.

 B. Armed forces pay which includes base pay plus cash, but does not include housing subsistence, allowances or the value of rent-free quarters.

 C. Voluntary and court-ordered support received for any person in the family.

 D. Net income from nonresident and real property, defined as gross receipts minus the expenses for continuing the income, such as depreciation charges, business taxes (not personal income taxes), interest on mortgages, repairs and similar expenses.

 E. Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, survivors’ benefits and permanent disability insurance payments made by the Social Security Administration before deductions of health insurance premiums.

 F. Railroad retirement, disability or survivors’ benefit payments made by the United States Government under the Railroad Retirement Act, before deductions of health insurance premiums.

 G. State blind pension payments made by the Department.

 H. Public assistance or welfare benefits or retirement benefits.

 I. Private pensions and annuities, including retirement benefits paid to a retired person or his survivors by a former employer or a union, either directly or through an insurance company.

 J. Government employee pensions paid by Federal, State, county or other governmental agencies to former employees, including members of the armed forces, or their survivors.

 K. Unemployment compensation received from government unemployment insurance agencies or private companies during periods of unemployment and strike benefits received from union funds.

 L. Workers’ compensation received from private or public insurance companies.

 M. Veterans’ payments, defined as money paid periodically by the Veterans Administration (VA) to disabled members of the armed forces or to the survivors or dependents of deceased or disabled veterans, subsistence allowances paid to the survivors of deceased veterans and subsistence allowances paid to veterans for education and on-the-job training, as well as so-called “refunds” paid to ex-service persons as GI insurance premiums. For the disabled veteran in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program, the subsistence allowance and the veteran’s disability allowance are counted as income.

 N. Capital gains, profit from S-corporations and dividends, including dividends from stocks, bonds, mutual funds or from membership in an association.

 O. Interest on savings and bonds.

 P. Income from estates and trust funds.

 Q. Net income from royalties.

 R. Lump sum cash of more than $100: inheritances, life insurance benefits; personal injury and other damage awards and settlements; retroactive benefits such as Retirement, Survivor’s or Disability Insurance and delayed Unemployment, divorce settlements, gifts or Worker’s Compensation.

 S. Lump sum cash lottery winnings or cash prizes of more than $100.

 T. Profit from self-employment; total gross receipts minus costs of doing business. The costs of doing business shall only include:

   (1)  Costs of maintaining a place of business such as rent, utilities, insurance on the business and its property and property taxes. Note: If a business is operated in a home, the costs of maintaining a place of business are only those costs identified for the part of the home used exclusively for the business.

   (2)  Interest on the purchase of income-producing equipment and property.

   (3)  Employee labor costs, such as wage, salaries, taxes, benefits, Unemployment Compensation or Worker’s Compensation.

   (4)  Cost of goods sold, supplies and materials.

   (5)  Advertising costs.

   (6)  Accounting and legal fees.

   (7)  Transportation costs necessary to produce income.

 U. Net income from room rent or room and board: Gross income received minus $10 per month for each room rented. Divide the remainder by 2. That number is the income inclusion.

CONVERSION TABLE

 Convert weekly, biweekly, semi-monthly and other pay periods to gross monthly amounts using the following Conversion Table:

Frequency of
income
Conversion method
Daily Multiply the daily income by the number of workdays in a week, then multiply by 4.3.
Weekly Multiply by 4.3.
Biweekly
(every 2 weeks)
Divide by 2, then multiply by 4.3.
Semimonthly
(twice a month)
Multiply by 2 for monthly gross income.
Monthly Use the figure given.
Quarterly Divide by 3.
Annually Divide by 12.
Lump sum income Divide by 12.

PART II. INCOME DEDUCTIONS.

 The following are deducted when determining adjusted monthly income:

 A. Voluntary or court-ordered support paid by the parent or caretaker or a family member to a present or former spouse not residing in the same household.

 B. Voluntary or court-ordered child support paid by the parent or caretaker or family member to a person not residing in the same household.

 C. A medical expense not reimbursed through medical insurance that exceeds 10% of the family gross monthly income. The medical expense must have been incurred within the 90-day period prior to the date the parent or caretaker notifies the eligibility agency of that expense and there must be an expectation that the expense will continue to be incurred for the 6 months following the outset of the expense. Medical expenses are based on the monthly expenses or monthly payment plan, or both. Medical expenses include bills for doctors, hospital costs, dental services, health care premiums, institutional care, medications, prosthetic devices, durable medical equipment or mental health services.

 D. The stepparent deduction as shown in the Stepparent Deduction Chart in Appendix C.

PART III. INCOME EXCLUSIONS.

 Income from the following sources is excluded in determining gross monthly income:

 A. Employment earnings of an individual who is an unemancipated minor.

 B. Tax refunds, including earned income tax credits.

 C. Withdrawals of bank, credit union or brokerage deposits.

 D. Money borrowed.

 E. Nonrecurring money (in amounts under $100 per person per year) given as a gift, from any source.

 F. The value of benefits under the Food Stamp Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C.A. § §  2011—2036).

 G. The value of foods donated from the United States Department of Agriculture.

 H. The value of supplemental foods assistance under the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  1771—1791) and the special food service programs for children under that act.

 I. Loans and grants, such as scholarships, obtained and used for conditions that preclude their use for living costs.

 J. Any grant or loan to an undergraduate student for educational purposes, made or insured under any program administered under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.A. § §  1001—1145-q).

 K. Any payment received under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  4601—4655).

 L. Any home produce used for household consumption.

 M. Any payment made on behalf of an individual for household expenses, such as rent, food and utilities.

 N. Payments to Volunteers in Service to America under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  4951—5085), which include Americorps income.

 O. Earnings received by any youth under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, as amended; Pub. L. 105—220, Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 939. (29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.).

 P. Any foster care payments by a foster care placement agency, including payments to permanent legal custodians.

 Q. Stipends derived from the Foster Grandparent Programs under sections 211 and 212 of the Domestic Violence Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C.A. § §  5011 and 5012).

 R. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) benefits and cash in-kind energy assistance provided by private agencies and utility companies.

 S. Any adoption assistance payments by a county children and youth agency.

 T. Income received from Federal student aid or participation in a Federal work-study program.

 U. Payments made by the Veterans Administration to children of Vietnam veterans under The Benefits for Children of Vietnam Veterans Act (38 U.S.C. §  1823c).

Authority

   The provisions of this Appendix A amended under sections 201(2), 403(b) and 403.1 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P. S. § §  201(2), 403(b) and 403.1).

Source

   The provisions of this Appendix A amended April 13, 2012, effective April 14, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2029. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (312128) to (312130) and (359145).

Cross References

   This Appendix cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.33 (relating to income adjustment); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.34 (relating to estimating income).

APPENDIX B


Co-Payment Chart
Family Co-Payment Scale Effective May 6, 2019


(Based on the 2019 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines)



Weekly

  Family Size:

1 Weekly

  Family Size:

2 Weekly

  Family Size:

3
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
$5 Less than: $10,490 $5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660
$10 $10,490.01 $12,490 $10 $8,660.01 $12,910 $10 $8,660 $14,710
$15 $12,490.01 $14,490 $16 $12,910.01 $14,910 $17 $14,710 $16,710
$20 $14,490.01 $16,490 $21 $14,910.01 $16,910 $22 $16,710 $19,330
$25 $16,490.01 $18,490 $25 $16,910.01 $18,910 $27 $19,330 $21,330
$30 $18,490.01 $20,490 $29 $18,910.01 $20,910 $31 $21,330 $23,330
$35 $20,490.01 $22,490 $33 $20,910.01 $22,910 $35 $23,330 $25,330
$40 $22,490.01 $24,490 $38 $22,910.01 $24,910 $39 $25,330 $27,330
$45 $24,490.01 $26,490 $43 $24,910.01 $26,910 $43 $27,330 $29,330
$50 $26,490.01 $28,490 $48 $26,910.01 $28,910 $48 $29,330 $31,330
$55 $28,490.01 $29,352 $53 $28,910.01 $30,910 $53 $31,330 $33,330
$58 $30,910.01 $32,910 $58 $33,330 $35,330
$64 $32,910.01 $34,910 $63 $35,330 $37,330
$70 $34,910.01 $36,910 $68 $37,330 $39,330
$76 $36,910.01 $39,739 $73 $39,330 $41,330
$79 $41,330 $43,330
$85 $43,330 $45,330
$91 $45,330 $47,330
$97 $47,330 $50,126
200% FPIG $24,980 200% FPIG $33,820 200% FPIG $42,660


Weekly

  Family Size:

4 Weekly

  Family Size:

5 Weekly

  Family Size:

6
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
$5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660
$10 $8,660.01 $16,400 $10 $8,660.01 $16,450 $10 $8,660.01 $18,180
$19 $16,400.01 $19,750 $19 $16,450.01 $20,170 $21 $18,180.01 $20,740
$24 $19,750.01 $21,750 $24 $20,170.01 $22,170 $24 $20,740.01 $24,590
$28 $21,750.01 $23,750 $27 $22,170.01 $24,170 $29 $24,590.01 $26,590
$33 $23,750.01 $25,750 $31 $24,170.01 $26,170 $32 $26,590.01 $28,590
$37 $25,750.01 $27,750 $35 $26,170.01 $28,170 $36 $28,590.01 $30,590
$41 $27,750.01 $29,750 $40 $28,170.01 $30,170 $41 $30,590.01 $32,590
$45 $29,750.01 $31,750 $44 $30,170.01 $32,170 $46 $32,590.01 $34,590
$49 $31,750.01 $33,750 $47 $32,170.01 $34,170 $50 $34,590.01 $36,590
$53 $33,750.01 $35,750 $51 $34,170.01 $36,170 $54 $36,590.01 $38,590
$58 $35,750.01 $37,750 $55 $36,170.01 $38,170 $58 $38,590.01 $40,590
$63 $37,750.01 $39,750 $59 $38,170.01 $40,170 $62 $40,590.01 $42,590
$68 $39,750.01 $41,750 $63 $40,170.01 $42,170 $66 $42,590.01 $44,590
$73 $41,750.01 $43,750 $68 $42,170.01 $44,170 $70 $44,590.01 $46,590
$78 $43,750.01 $45,750 $73 $44,170.01 $46,170 $75 $46,590.01 $48,590
$83 $45,750.01 $47,750 $78 $46,170.01 $48,170 $80 $48,590.01 $50,590
$89 $47,750.01 $49,750 $83 $48,170.01 $50,170 $85 $50,590.01 $52,590
$95 $49,750.01 $51,750 $88 $50,170.01 $52,170 $90 $52,590.01 $54,590
$101 $51,750.01 $53,750 $93 $52,170.01 $54,170 $95 $54,590.01 $56,590
$107 $53,750.01 $55,750 $98 $54,170.01 $56,170 $100 $56,590.01 $58,590
$113 $55,750.01 $57,750 $103 $56,170.01 $58,170 $105 $58,590.01 $60,590
$118 $57,750.01 $60,513 $109 $58,170.01 $60,170 $110 $60,590.01 $62,590
$115 $60,170.01 $62,170 $115 $62,590.01 $64,590
$121 $62,170.01 $64,170 $121 $64,590.01 $66,590
$127 $64,170.01 $66,170 $127 $66,590.01 $68,590
$134 $66,170.01 $70,900 $133 $68,590.01 $70,590
$139 $70,590.01 $72,590
$145 $72,590.01 $74,590
$151 $74,590.01 $76,590
$156 $76,590.01 $81,287
200% FPIG $51,500 200% FPIG $60,340 200% FPIG $69,180


Weekly

  Family Size:

7 Weekly

  Family Size:

8 Weekly

  Family Size:

9
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
$5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660
$10 $8,660.01 $18,180 $10 $8,660.01 $19,050 $10 $8,660.01 $19,900
$21 $18,180.01 $20,770 $22 $19,050.01 $22,420 $23 $19,900.01 $24,090
$24 $20,770.01 $23,340 $26 $22,420.01 $24,990 $28 $24,090.01 $26,090
$27 $23,340.01 $25,640 $29 $24,990.01 $29,430 $31 $26,090.01 $29,450
$30 $25,640.01 $29,010 $35 $29,430.01 $31,430 $35 $29,450.01 $33,850
$34 $29,010.01 $31,010 $38 $31,430.01 $33,430 $41 $33,850.01 $35,850
$38 $31,010.01 $33,010 $41 $33,430.01 $35,430 $44 $35,850.01 $37,850
$42 $33,010.01 $35,010 $45 $35,430.01 $37,430 $47 $37,850.01 $39,850
$48 $35,010.01 $37,010 $49 $37,430.01 $39,430 $51 $39,850.01 $41,850
$53 $37,010.01 $39,010 $54 $39,430.01 $41,430 $55 $41,850.01 $43,850
$57 $39,010.01 $41,010 $59 $41,430.01 $43,430 $60 $43,850.01 $45,850
$60 $41,010.01 $43,010 $63 $43,430.01 $45,430 $65 $45,850.01 $47,850
$64 $43,010.01 $45,010 $66 $45,430.01 $47,430 $69 $47,850.01 $49,850
$68 $45,010.01 $47,010 $70 $47,430.01 $49,430 $73 $49,850.01 $51,850
$72 $47,010.01 $49,010 $74 $49,430.01 $51,430 $77 $51,850.01 $53,850
$76 $49,010.01 $51,010 $78 $51,430.01 $53,430 $81 $53,850.01 $55,850
$80 $51,010.01 $53,010 $82 $53,430.01 $55,430 $85 $55,850.01 $57,850
$85 $53,010.01 $55,010 $86 $55,430.01 $57,430 $89 $57,850.01 $59,850
$90 $55,010.01 $57,010 $90 $57,430.01 $59,430 $93 $59,850.01 $61,850
$95 $57,010.01 $59,010 $95 $59,430.01 $61,430 $97 $61,850.01 $63,850
$100 $59,010.01 $61,010 $100 $61,430.01 $63,430 $101 $63,850.01 $65,850
$105 $61,010.01 $63,010 $105 $63,430.01 $65,430 $106 $65,850.01 $67,850
$110 $63,010.01 $65,010 $110 $65,430.01 $67,430 $111 $67,850.01 $69,850
$115 $65,010.01 $67,010 $115 $67,430.01 $69,430 $116 $69,850.01 $71,850
$120 $67,010.01 $69,010 $120 $69,430.01 $71,430 $121 $71,850.01 $73,850
$125 $69,010.01 $71,010 $125 $71,430.01 $73,430 $126 $73,850.01 $75,850
$130 $71,010.01 $73,010 $130 $73,430.01 $75,430 $131 $75,850.01 $77,850
$136 $73,010.01 $75,010 $135 $75,430.01 $77,430 $136 $77,850.01 $79,850
$142 $75,010.01 $77,010 $140 $77,430.01 $79,430 $141 $79,850.01 $81,850
$148 $77,010.01 $79,010 $145 $79,430.01 $81,430 $146 $81,850.01 $83,850
$154 $79,010.01 $81,010 $151 $81,430.01 $83,430 $151 $83,850.01 $85,850
$160 $81,010.01 $83,010 $157 $83,430.01 $85,430 $156 $85,850.01 $87,850
$166 $83,010.01 $85,010 $163 $85,430.01 $87,430 $161 $87,850.01 $89,850
$172 $85,010.01 $91,674 $169 $87,430.01 $89,430 $167 $89,850.01 $91,850
$175 $89,430.01 $91,430 $173 $91,850.01 $93,850
$181 $91,430.01 $93,430 $179 $93,850.01 $95,850
$187 $93,430.01 $95,430 $185 $95,850.01 $97,850
$193 $95,430.01 $97,430 $191 $97,850.01 $99,850
$198 $97,430.01 $102,061 $197 $99,850.01 $101,850
$203 $101,850.01 $103,850
$209 $103,850.01 $105,850
$216 $105,850.01 $112,448
200% FPIG $78,020 200% FPIG $86,860 200% FPIG $95,700


Weekly

  Family Size:

10 Weekly

  Family Size:

11 Weekly

  Family Size:

12
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
$5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660
$10 $8,660.01 $21,650 $10 $8,660.01 $22,510 $10 $8,660.01 $23,380
$25 $21,650.01 $25,980 $26 $22,510.01 $25,090 $27 $23,380.01 $31,170
$30 $25,980.01 $29,380 $29 $25,090.01 $28,540 $36 $31,170.01 $35,460
$34 $29,380.01 $31,580 $33 $28,540.01 $31,120 $41 $35,460.01 $38,860
$37 $31,580.01 $34,990 $36 $31,120.01 $33,710 $45 $38,860.01 $43,110
$41 $34,990.01 $38,270 $39 $33,710.01 $36,340 $50 $43,110.01 $45,110
$45 $38,270.01 $40,270 $43 $36,340.01 $40,690 $53 $45,110.01 $47,110
$49 $40,270.01 $42,270 $49 $40,690.01 $42,690 $57 $47,110.01 $49,110
$53 $42,270.01 $44,270 $52 $42,690.01 $44,690 $61 $49,110.01 $51,110
$57 $44,270.01 $46,270 $55 $44,690.01 $46,690 $65 $51,110.01 $53,110
$61 $46,270.01 $48,270 $59 $46,690.01 $48,690 $69 $53,110.01 $55,110
$66 $48,270.01 $50,270 $63 $48,690.01 $50,690 $73 $55,110.01 $57,110
$71 $50,270.01 $52,270 $67 $50,690.01 $52,690 $78 $57,110.01 $59,110
$75 $52,270.01 $54,270 $72 $52,690.01 $54,690 $83 $59,110.01 $61,110
$78 $54,270.01 $56,270 $77 $54,690.01 $56,690 $88 $61,110.01 $63,110
$82 $56,270.01 $58,270 $82 $56,690.01 $58,690 $92 $63,110.01 $65,110
$86 $58,270.01 $60,270 $86 $58,690.01 $60,690 $96 $65,110.01 $67,110
$90 $60,270.01 $62,270 $90 $60,690.01 $62,690 $100 $67,110.01 $69,110
$94 $62,270.01 $64,270 $94 $62,690.01 $64,690 $104 $69,110.01 $71,110
$98 $64,270.01 $66,270 $98 $64,690.01 $66,690 $108 $71,110.01 $73,110
$102 $66,270.01 $68,270 $102 $66,690.01 $68,690 $112 $73,110.01 $75,110
$106 $68,270.01 $70,270 $106 $68,690.01 $70,690 $116 $75,110.01 $77,110
$111 $70,270.01 $72,270 $110 $70,690.01 $72,690 $120 $77,110.01 $79,110
$116 $72,270.01 $74,270 $114 $72,690.01 $74,690 $124 $79,110.01 $81,110
$121 $74,270.01 $76,270 $119 $74,690.01 $76,690 $128 $81,110.01 $83,110
$126 $76,270.01 $78,270 $124 $76,690.01 $78,690 $133 $83,110.01 $85,110
$131 $78,270.01 $80,270 $129 $78,690.01 $80,690 $138 $85,110.01 $87,110
$136 $80,270.01 $82,270 $134 $80,690.01 $82,690 $143 $87,110.01 $89,110
$141 $82,270.01 $84,270 $139 $82,690.01 $84,690 $148 $89,110.01 $91,110
$146 $84,270.01 $86,270 $144 $84,690.01 $86,690 $153 $91,110.01 $93,110
$151 $86,270.01 $88,270 $149 $86,690.01 $88,690 $158 $93,110.01 $95,110
$156 $88,270.01 $90,270 $154 $88,690.01 $90,690 $163 $95,110.01 $97,110
$161 $90,270.01 $92,270 $159 $90,690.01 $92,690 $168 $97,110.01 $99,110
$166 $92,270.01 $94,270 $164 $92,690.01 $94,690 $173 $99,110.01 $101,110
$171 $94,270.01 $96,270 $169 $94,690.01 $96,690 $178 $101,110.01 $103,110
$177 $96,270.01 $98,270 $174 $96,690.01 $98,690 $183 $103,110.01 $105,110
$183 $98,270.01 $100,270 $179 $98,690.01 $100,690 $188 $105,110.01 $107,110
$189 $100,270.01 $102,270 $184 $100,690.01 $102,690 $193 $107,110.01 $109,110
$195 $102,270.01 $104,270 $189 $102,690.01 $104,690 $198 $109,110.01 $111,110
$201 $104,270.01 $106,270 $195 $104,690.01 $106,690 $203 $111,110.01 $113,110
$207 $106,270.01 $108,270 $201 $106,690.01 $108,690 $209 $113,110.01 $115,110
$213 $108,270.01 $110,270 $207 $108,690.01 $110,690 $215 $115,110.01 $117,110
$219 $110,270.01 $112,270 $213 $110,690.01 $112,690 $221 $117,110.01 $119,110
$225 $112,270.01 $114,270 $219 $112,690.01 $114,690 $227 $119,110.01 $121,110
$232 $114,270.01 $122,835 $225 $114,690.01 $116,690 $233 $121,110.01 $123,110
$231 $116,690.01 $118,690 $239 $123,110.01 $125,110
$237 $118,690.01 $120,690 $245 $125,110.01 $127,110
$243 $120,690.01 $122,690 $251 $127,110.01 $129,110
$249 $122,690.01 $124,690 $257 $129,110.01 $131,110
$255 $124,690.01 $126,690 $263 $131,110.01 $133,110
$261 $126,690.01 $133,222 $269 $133,110.01 $135,110
$275 $135,110.01 $137,110
$280 $137,110.01 $143,609
200% FPIG $104,540 200% FPIG $113,380 200% FPIG $122,220


Weekly

  Family Size:

13 Weekly

  Family Size:

14 Weekly

  Family Size:

15
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
$5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660
$10 $8,660.01 $25,110 $10 $8,660.01 $25,110 $10 $8,660.01 $29,440
$29 $25,110.01 $31,170 $29 $25,110.01 $31,170 $34 $29,440.01 $37,230
$36 $31,170.01 $35,480 $36 $31,170.01 $37,230 $43 $37,230.01 $39,820
$41 $35,480.01 $38,070 $43 $37,230.01 $39,800 $46 $39,820.01 $42,390
$44 $38,070.01 $40,660 $46 $39,800.01 $41,400 $49 $42,390.01 $44,620
$47 $40,660.01 $43,780 $49 $41,400.01 $44,760 $52 $44,620.01 $48,040
$51 $43,780.01 $47,530 $53 $44,760.01 $48,130 $56 $48,040.01 $52,370
$56 $47,530.01 $49,530 $57 $48,130.01 $51,950 $62 $52,370.01 $54,370
$59 $49,530.01 $51,530 $62 $51,950.01 $53,950 $65 $54,370.01 $56,370
$63 $51,530.01 $53,530 $65 $53,950.01 $55,950 $68 $56,370.01 $58,370
$67 $53,530.01 $55,530 $69 $55,950.01 $57,950 $72 $58,370.01 $60,370
$71 $55,530.01 $57,530 $73 $57,950.01 $59,950 $76 $60,370.01 $62,370
$75 $57,530.01 $59,530 $77 $59,950.01 $61,950 $80 $62,370.01 $64,370
$79 $59,530.01 $61,530 $81 $61,950.01 $63,950 $84 $64,370.01 $66,370
$84 $61,530.01 $63,530 $85 $63,950.01 $65,950 $88 $66,370.01 $68,370
$89 $63,530.01 $65,530 $90 $65,950.01 $67,950 $92 $68,370.01 $70,370
$94 $65,530.01 $67,530 $95 $67,950.01 $69,950 $97 $70,370.01 $72,370
$98 $67,530.01 $69,530 $100 $69,950.01 $71,950 $102 $72,370.01 $74,370
$102 $69,530.01 $71,530 $104 $71,950.01 $73,950 $107 $74,370.01 $76,370
$106 $71,530.01 $73,530 $108 $73,950.01 $75,950 $110 $76,370.01 $78,370
$110 $73,530.01 $75,530 $112 $75,950.01 $77,950 $114 $78,370.01 $80,370
$114 $75,530.01 $77,530 $116 $77,950.01 $79,950 $118 $80,370.01 $82,370
$118 $77,530.01 $79,530 $120 $79,950.01 $81,950 $122 $82,370.01 $84,370
$122 $79,530.01 $81,530 $124 $81,950.01 $83,950 $126 $84,370.01 $86,370
$126 $81,530.01 $83,530 $128 $83,950.01 $85,950 $130 $86,370.01 $88,370
$130 $83,530.01 $85,530 $132 $85,950.01 $87,950 $134 $88,370.01 $90,370
$134 $85,530.01 $87,530 $136 $87,950.01 $89,950 $138 $90,370.01 $92,370
$138 $87,530.01 $89,530 $140 $89,950.01 $91,950 $142 $92,370.01 $94,370
$143 $89,530.01 $91,530 $144 $91,950.01 $93,950 $146 $94,370.01 $96,370
$148 $91,530.01 $93,530 $149 $93,950.01 $95,950 $150 $96,370.01 $98,370
$153 $93,530.01 $95,530 $154 $95,950.01 $97,950 $154 $98,370.01 $100,370
$158 $95,530.01 $97,530 $159 $97,950.01 $99,950 $159 $100,370.01 $102,370
$163 $97,530.01 $99,530 $164 $99,950.01 $101,950 $164 $102,370.01 $104,370
$168 $99,530.01 $101,530 $169 $101,950.01 $103,950 $169 $104,370.01 $106,370
$173 $101,530.01 $103,530 $174 $103,950.01 $105,950 $174 $106,370.01 $108,370
$178 $103,530.01 $105,530 $179 $105,950.01 $107,950 $179 $108,370.01 $110,370
$183 $105,530.01 $107,530 $184 $107,950.01 $109,950 $184 $110,370.01 $112,370
$188 $107,530.01 $109,530 $189 $109,950.01 $111,950 $189 $112,370.01 $114,370
$193 $109,530.01 $111,530 $194 $111,950.01 $113,950 $194 $114,370.01 $116,370
$198 $111,530.01 $113,530 $199 $113,950.01 $115,950 $199 $116,370.01 $118,370
$203 $113,530.01 $115,530 $204 $115,950.01 $117,950 $204 $118,370.01 $120,370
$208 $115,530.01 $117,530 $209 $117,950.01 $119,950 $209 $120,370.01 $122,370
$213 $117,530.01 $119,530 $214 $119,950.01 $121,950 $214 $122,370.01 $124,370
$218 $119,530.01 $121,530 $219 $121,950.01 $123,950 $219 $124,370.01 $126,370
$224 $121,530.01 $123,530 $224 $123,950.01 $125,950 $224 $126,370.01 $128,370
$230 $123,530.01 $125,530 $229 $125,950.01 $127,950 $229 $128,370.01 $130,370
$236 $125,530.01 $127,530 $235 $127,950.01 $129,950 $234 $130,370.01 $132,370
$242 $127,530.01 $129,530 $241 $129,950.01 $131,950 $239 $132,370.01 $134,370
$248 $129,530.01 $131,530 $247 $131,950.01 $133,950 $244 $134,370.01 $136,370
$254 $131,530.01 $133,530 $253 $133,950.01 $135,950 $250 $136,370.01 $138,370
$260 $133,530.01 $135,530 $259 $135,950.01 $137,950 $256 $138,370.01 $140,370
$266 $135,530.01 $137,530 $265 $137,950.01 $139,950 $262 $140,370.01 $142,370
$272 $137,530.01 $139,530 $271 $139,950.01 $141,950 $268 $142,370.01 $144,370
$278 $139,530.01 $141,530 $277 $141,950.01 $143,950 $274 $144,370.01 $146,370
$284 $141,530.01 $143,530 $283 $143,950.01 $145,950 $280 $146,370.01 $148,370
$290 $143,530.01 $145,530 $289 $145,950.01 $147,950 $286 $148,370.01 $150,370
$297 $145,530.01 $153,996 $295 $147,950.01 $149,950 $292 $150,370.01 $152,370
$301 $149,950.01 $151,950 $298 $152,370.01 $154,370
$307 $151,950.01 $153,950 $304 $154,370.01 $156,370
$314 $153,950.01 $164,383 $310 $156,370.01 $158,370
$316 $158,370.01 $160,370
$322 $160,370.01 $162,370
$328 $162,370.01 $164,370
$334 $164,370.01 $166,370
$339 $166,370.01 $174,770
200% FPIG $131,060 200% FPIG $139,900 200% FPIG $148,740


Weekly

  Family Size:

16 Weekly

  Family Size:

17 Weekly

  Family Size:

18
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
$5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660
$10 $8,660.01 $29,430 $10 $8,660.01 $29,430 $10 $8,660.01 $30,310
$34 $29,430.01 $38,080 $34 $29,430.01 $37,220 $35 $30,310.01 $38,960
$44 $38,080.01 $43,270 $43 $37,220.01 $39,780 $45 $38,960.01 $48,120
$50 $43,270.01 $45,860 $46 $39,780.01 $47,560 $56 $48,120.01 $50,120
$53 $45,860.01 $48,860 $55 $47,560.01 $49,860 $59 $50,120.01 $52,660
$57 $48,860.01 $52,280 $58 $49,860.01 $52,410 $62 $52,660.01 $55,980
$61 $52,280.01 $56,790 $61 $52,410.01 $57,210 $66 $55,980.01 $58,650
$67 $56,790.01 $58,790 $67 $57,210.01 $59,210 $70 $58,650.01 $63,630
$70 $58,790.01 $60,790 $70 $59,210.01 $61,210 $76 $63,630.01 $65,630
$73 $60,790.01 $62,790 $73 $61,210.01 $63,210 $79 $65,630.01 $67,630
$77 $62,790.01 $64,790 $77 $63,210.01 $65,210 $82 $67,630.01 $69,630
$81 $64,790.01 $66,790 $81 $65,210.01 $67,210 $86 $69,630.01 $71,630
$85 $66,790.01 $68,790 $85 $67,210.01 $69,210 $90 $71,630.01 $73,630
$89 $68,790.01 $70,790 $89 $69,210.01 $71,210 $94 $73,630.01 $75,630
$93 $70,790.01 $72,790 $93 $71,210.01 $73,210 $98 $75,630.01 $77,630
$98 $72,790.01 $74,790 $97 $73,210.01 $75,210 $102 $77,630.01 $79,630
$103 $74,790.01 $76,790 $101 $75,210.01 $77,210 $106 $79,630.01 $81,630
$108 $76,790.01 $78,790 $106 $77,210.01 $79,210 $111 $81,630.01 $83,630
$113 $78,790.01 $80,790 $111 $79,210.01 $81,210 $116 $83,630.01 $85,630
$117 $80,790.01 $82,790 $116 $81,210.01 $83,210 $121 $85,630.01 $87,630
$120 $82,790.01 $84,790 $120 $83,210.01 $85,210 $126 $87,630.01 $89,630
$124 $84,790.01 $86,790 $124 $85,210.01 $87,210 $128 $89,630.01 $91,630
$128 $86,790.01 $88,790 $128 $87,210.01 $89,210 $132 $91,630.01 $93,630
$132 $88,790.01 $90,790 $132 $89,210.01 $91,210 $136 $93,630.01 $95,630
$136 $90,790.01 $92,790 $136 $91,210.01 $93,210 $140 $95,630.01 $97,630
$140 $92,790.01 $94,790 $140 $93,210.01 $95,210 $144 $97,630.01 $99,630
$144 $94,790.01 $96,790 $144 $95,210.01 $97,210 $148 $99,630.01 $101,630
$148 $96,790.01 $98,790 $148 $97,210.01 $99,210 $152 $101,630.01 $103,630
$152 $98,790.01 $100,790 $152 $99,210.01 $101,210 $156 $103,630.01 $105,630
$156 $100,790.01 $102,790 $156 $101,210.01 $103,210 $160 $105,630.01 $107,630
$160 $102,790.01 $104,790 $160 $103,210.01 $105,210 $164 $107,630.01 $109,630
$164 $104,790.01 $106,790 $164 $105,210.01 $107,210 $168 $109,630.01 $111,630
$169 $106,790.01 $108,790 $168 $107,210.01 $109,210 $172 $111,630.01 $113,630
$174 $108,790.01 $110,790 $173 $109,210.01 $111,210 $176 $113,630.01 $115,630
$179 $110,790.01 $112,790 $178 $111,210.01 $113,210 $180 $115,630.01 $117,630
$184 $112,790.01 $114,790 $183 $113,210.01 $115,210 $185 $117,630.01 $119,630
$189 $114,790.01 $116,790 $188 $115,210.01 $117,210 $190 $119,630.01 $121,630
$194 $116,790.01 $118,790 $193 $117,210.01 $119,210 $195 $121,630.01 $123,630
$199 $118,790.01 $120,790 $198 $119,210.01 $121,210 $200 $123,630.01 $125,630
$204 $120,790.01 $122,790 $203 $121,210.01 $123,210 $205 $125,630.01 $127,630
$209 $122,790.01 $124,790 $208 $123,210.01 $125,210 $210 $127,630.01 $129,630
$214 $124,790.01 $126,790 $213 $125,210.01 $127,210 $215 $129,630.01 $131,630
$219 $126,790.01 $128,790 $218 $127,210.01 $129,210 $220 $131,630.01 $133,630
$224 $128,790.01 $130,790 $223 $129,210.01 $131,210 $225 $133,630.01 $135,630
$229 $130,790.01 $132,790 $228 $131,210.01 $133,210 $230 $135,630.01 $137,630
$234 $132,790.01 $134,790 $233 $133,210.01 $135,210 $235 $137,630.01 $139,630
$239 $134,790.01 $136,790 $238 $135,210.01 $137,210 $240 $139,630.01 $141,630
$244 $136,790.01 $138,790 $243 $137,210.01 $139,210 $245 $141,630.01 $143,630
$249 $138,790.01 $140,790 $248 $139,210.01 $141,210 $250 $143,630.01 $145,630
$254 $140,790.01 $142,790 $253 $141,210.01 $143,210 $255 $145,630.01 $147,630
$259 $142,790.01 $144,790 $258 $143,210.01 $145,210 $260 $147,630.01 $149,630
$264 $144,790.01 $146,790 $263 $145,210.01 $147,210 $265 $149,630.01 $151,630
$270 $146,790.01 $148,790 $268 $147,210.01 $149,210 $270 $151,630.01 $153,630
$276 $148,790.01 $150,790 $273 $149,210.01 $151,210 $275 $153,630.01 $155,630
$282 $150,790.01 $152,790 $278 $151,210.01 $153,210 $280 $155,630.01 $157,630
$288 $152,790.01 $154,790 $284 $153,210.01 $155,210 $285 $157,630.01 $159,630
$294 $154,790.01 $156,790 $290 $155,210.01 $157,210 $290 $159,630.01 $161,630
$300 $156,790.01 $158,790 $296 $157,210.01 $159,210 $296 $161,630.01 $163,630
$306 $158,790.01 $160,790 $302 $159,210.01 $161,210 $302 $163,630.01 $165,630
$312 $160,790.01 $162,790 $308 $161,210.01 $163,210 $308 $165,630.01 $167,630
$318 $162,790.01 $164,790 $314 $163,210.01 $165,210 $314 $167,630.01 $169,630
$324 $164,790.01 $166,790 $320 $165,210.01 $167,210 $320 $169,630.01 $171,630
$330 $166,790.01 $168,790 $326 $167,210.01 $169,210 $326 $171,630.01 $173,630
$336 $168,790.01 $170,790 $332 $169,210.01 $171,210 $332 $173,630.01 $175,630
$342 $170,790.01 $172,790 $338 $171,210.01 $173,210 $338 $175,630.01 $177,630
$348 $172,790.01 $174,790 $344 $173,210.01 $175,210 $344 $177,630.01 $179,630
$355 $174,790.01 $185,157 $350 $175,210.01 $177,210 $350 $179,630.01 $181,630
$356 $177,210.01 $179,210 $356 $181,630.01 $183,630
$362 $179,210.01 $181,210 $362 $183,630.01 $185,630
$368 $181,210.01 $183,210 $368 $185,630.01 $187,630
$374 $183,210.01 $195,544 $374 $187,630.01 $189,630
$380 $189,630.01 $191,630
$386 $191,630.01 $193,630
$392 $193,630.01 $195,630
$397 $195,630.01 $205,931
200% FPIG $157,580 200% FPIG $166,420 200% FPIG $175,260


Weekly

  Family Size:

19 Weekly

  Family Size:

20 Weekly

  Family Size:

21
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
Co-pay
Annual Income
$5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660 $5 Less than: $8,660
$10 $8,660.01 $31,170 $10 $8,660.01 $32,900 $10 $8,660.01 $45,890
$36 $31,170.01 $43,210 $38 $32,900.01 $45,000 $53 $45,890.01 $53,660
$50 $43,210.01 $49,200 $52 $45,000.01 $48,000 $62 $53,660.01 $55,390
$57 $49,200.01 $54,050 $56 $48,000.01 $54,220 $64 $55,390.01 $57,900
$63 $54,050.01 $56,050 $64 $54,220.01 $58,470 $67 $57,900.01 $59,940
$66 $56,050.01 $58,050 $70 $58,470.01 $60,470 $70 $59,940.01 $63,350
$69 $58,050.01 $60,050 $73 $60,470.01 $62,470 $74 $63,350.01 $68,890
$72 $60,050.01 $62,050 $76 $62,470.01 $64,470 $81 $68,890.01 $70,890
$77 $62,050.01 $64,050 $80 $64,470.01 $66,470 $84 $70,890.01 $72,890
$80 $64,050.01 $66,050 $85 $66,470.01 $68,470 $87 $72,890.01 $74,890
$84 $66,050.01 $68,050 $89 $68,470.01 $70,470 $90 $74,890.01 $76,890
$87 $68,050.01 $70,050 $92 $70,470.01 $72,470 $94 $76,890.01 $78,890
$91 $70,050.01 $72,050 $96 $72,470.01 $74,470 $98 $78,890.01 $80,890
$94 $72,050.01 $74,050 $99 $74,470.01 $76,470 $102 $80,890.01 $82,890
$100 $74,050.01 $76,050 $103 $76,470.01 $78,470 $106 $82,890.01 $84,890
$103 $76,050.01 $78,050 $106 $78,470.01 $80,470 $110 $84,890.01 $86,890
$107 $78,050.01 $80,050 $110 $80,470.01 $82,470 $114 $86,890.01 $88,890
$110 $80,050.01 $82,050 $113 $82,470.01 $84,470 $118 $88,890.01 $90,890
$114 $82,050.01 $84,050 $117 $84,470.01 $86,470 $122 $90,890.01 $92,890
$117 $84,050.01 $86,050 $120 $86,470.01 $88,470 $126 $92,890.01 $94,890
$121 $86,050.01 $88,050 $124 $88,470.01 $90,470 $131 $94,890.01 $96,890
$125 $88,050.01 $90,050 $127 $90,470.01 $92,470 $136 $96,890.01 $98,890
$129 $90,050.01 $92,050 $131 $92,470.01 $94,470 $141 $98,890.01 $100,890
$133 $92,050.01 $94,050 $135 $94,470.01 $96,470 $145 $100,890.01 $102,890
$137 $94,050.01 $96,050 $139 $96,470.01 $98,470 $149 $102,890.01 $104,890
$141 $96,050.01 $98,050 $143 $98,470.01 $100,470 $153 $104,890.01 $106,890
$145 $98,050.01 $100,050 $147 $100,470.01 $102,470 $157 $106,890.01 $108,890
$149 $100,050.01 $102,050 $151 $102,470.01 $104,470 $161 $108,890.01 $110,890
$153 $102,050.01 $104,050 $155 $104,470.01 $106,470 $165 $110,890.01 $112,890
$157 $104,050.01 $106,050 $159 $106,470.01 $108,470 $169 $112,890.01 $114,890
$161 $106,050.01 $108,050 $163 $108,470.01 $110,470 $173 $114,890.01 $116,890
$165 $108,050.01 $110,050 $167 $110,470.01 $112,470 $177 $116,890.01 $118,890
$169 $110,050.01 $112,050 $171 $112,470.01 $114,470 $181 $118,890.01 $120,890
$173 $112,050.01 $114,050 $175 $114,470.01 $116,470 $185 $120,890.01 $122,890
$177 $114,050.01 $116,050 $179 $116,470.01 $118,470 $189 $122,890.01 $124,890
$181 $116,050.01 $118,050 $183 $118,470.01 $120,470 $193 $124,890.01 $126,890
$185 $118,050.01 $120,050 $187 $120,470.01 $122,470 $197 $126,890.01 $128,890
$189 $120,050.01 $122,050 $191 $122,470.01 $124,470 $201 $128,890.01 $130,890
$194 $122,050.01 $124,050 $195 $124,470.01 $126,470 $205 $130,890.01 $132,890
$199 $124,050.01 $126,050 $199 $126,470.01 $128,470 $210 $132,890.01 $134,890
$204 $126,050.01 $128,050 $204 $128,470.01 $130,470 $215 $134,890.01 $136,890
$209 $128,050.01 $130,050 $209 $130,470.01 $132,470 $220 $136,890.01 $138,890
$214 $130,050.01 $132,050 $214 $132,470.01 $134,470 $225 $138,890.01 $140,890
$219 $132,050.01 $134,050 $219 $134,470.01 $136,470 $230 $140,890.01 $142,890
$224 $134,050.01 $136,050 $224 $136,470.01 $138,470 $235 $142,890.01 $144,890
$229 $136,050.01 $138,050 $229 $138,470.01 $140,470 $240 $144,890.01 $146,890
$234 $138,050.01 $140,050 $234 $140,470.01 $142,470 $245 $146,890.01 $148,890
$239 $140,050.01 $142,050 $239 $142,470.01 $144,470 $250 $148,890.01 $150,890
$244 $142,050.01 $144,050 $244 $144,470.01 $146,470 $255 $150,890.01 $152,890
$249 $144,050.01 $146,050 $249 $146,470.01 $148,470 $260 $152,890.01 $154,890
$254 $146,050.01 $148,050 $254 $148,470.01 $150,470 $265 $154,890.01 $156,890
$259 $148,050.01 $150,050 $259 $150,470.01 $152,470 $270 $156,890.01 $158,890
$264 $150,050.01 $152,050 $264 $152,470.01 $154,470 $275 $158,890.01 $160,890
$269 $152,050.01 $154,050 $269 $154,470.01 $156,470 $280 $160,890.01 $162,890
$274 $154,050.01 $156,050 $274 $156,470.01 $158,470 $285 $162,890.01 $164,890
$279 $156,050.01 $158,050 $279 $158,470.01 $160,470 $290 $164,890.01 $166,890
$284 $158,050.01 $160,050 $284 $160,470.01 $162,470 $295 $166,890.01 $168,890
$289 $160,050.01 $162,050 $289 $162,470.01 $164,470 $300 $168,890.01 $170,890
$294 $162,050.01 $164,050 $294 $164,470.01 $166,470 $305 $170,890.01 $172,890
$299 $164,050.01 $166,050 $299 $166,470.01 $168,470 $310 $172,890.01 $174,890
$304 $166,050.01 $168,050 $304 $168,470.01 $170,470 $315 $174,890.01 $176,890
$309 $168,050.01 $170,050 $309 $170,470.01 $172,470 $320 $176,890.01 $178,890
$315 $170,050.01 $172,050 $314 $172,470.01 $174,470 $325 $178,890.01 $180,890
$321 $172,050.01 $174,050 $319 $174,470.01 $176,470 $330 $180,890.01 $182,890
$327 $174,050.01 $176,050 $324 $176,470.01 $178,470 $335 $182,890.01 $184,890
$333 $176,050.01 $178,050 $330 $178,470.01 $180,470 $341 $184,890.01 $186,890
$339 $178,050.01 $180,050 $336 $180,470.01 $182,470 $347 $186,890.01 $188,890
$345 $180,050.01 $182,050 $342 $182,470.01 $184,470 $353 $188,890.01 $190,890
$351 $182,050.01 $184,050 $348 $184,470.01 $186,470 $359 $190,890.01 $192,890
$357 $184,050.01 $186,050 $354 $186,470.01 $188,470 $365 $192,890.01 $194,890
$363 $186,050.01 $188,050 $360 $188,470.01 $190,470 $371 $194,890.01 $196,890
$369 $188,050.01 $190,050 $366 $190,470.01 $192,470 $377 $196,890.01 $198,890
$375 $190,050.01 $192,050 $372 $192,470.01 $194,470 $383 $198,890.01 $200,890
$381 $192,050.01 $194,050 $378 $194,470.01 $196,470 $389 $200,890.01 $202,890
$387 $194,050.01 $196,050 $384 $196,470.01 $198,470 $395 $202,890.01 $204,890
$393 $196,050.01 $198,050 $390 $198,470.01 $200,470 $401 $204,890.01 $206,890
$399 $198,050.01 $200,050 $396 $200,470.01 $202,470 $407 $206,890.01 $208,890
$405 $200,050.01 $202,050 $402 $202,470.01 $204,470 $413 $208,890.01 $210,890
$411 $202,050.01 $204,050 $408 $204,470.01 $206,470 $419 $210,890.01 $212,890
$419 $204,050.01 $206,050 $414 $206,470.01 $208,470 $425 $212,890.01 $214,890
$424 $206,050.01 $216,318 $420 $208,470.01 $210,470 $431 $214,890.01 $216,890
$426 $210,470.01 $212,470 $437 $216,890.01 $218,890
$432 $212,470.01 $214,470 $443 $218,890.01 $220,890
$438 $214,470.01 $226,705 $449 $220,890.01 $222,890
$455 $222,890.01 $237,092
200% FPIG $184,100 200% FPIG $192,940 200% FPIG $201,780

Source

   The provisions of this Appendix B amended May 5, 2006, effective May 1, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2238; amended June 29, 2007, effective June 30, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 3027; amended August 8, 2008, effective May 5, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 4441; amended May 15, 2009, effective May 4, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2497; amended April 22, 2011, effective May 2, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2172; amended September 30, 2011, effective October 3, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 5232; amended May 18, 2012, effective May 7, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 2853; amended May 3, 2013, effective May 6, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 2515; amended May 2, 2014, effective May 5, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 2715; amended May 1, 2015, effective May 4, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 2192; amended May 20, 2016, effective May 2, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 2625; amended June 16, 2017, effective May 1, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 3447; amended May 25, 2018, effective May 7, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 3172; amended June 14, 2019, effective May 6, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 3160. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (392026) to (392036) and (387309).

Cross References

   This Appendix B cited in 55 Pa. Code §  168.1 (relating to policy on payment of child care); 55 Pa. Code §  168.2 (relating to definitions); 55 Pa. Code §  168.74 (relating to determining weekly child care co-payment for the employed TANF budget group); 55 Pa. Code §  3041.107 (relating to availability and use of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines); and 55 Pa. Code §  3041.108 (relating to co-payment for families headed by a parent).


APPENDIX C



STEPPARENT DEDUCTION CHART



County of residence Family composition/size
2 3 4 5 6 Each additional person
Adams, Allegheny, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Centre, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Philadelphia, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Warren, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming and York $461 $587 $724 $859 $976 $121
Armstrong, Bedford, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Juniata, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Somerset $406 $532 $662 $791 $894 $121
Beaver, Cameron, Carbon, Clinton, Elk, Franklin, Indiana, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Venango and Washington $444 $573 $698 $829 $943 $121
Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Montgomery and Pike $481 $614 $749 $885 $1001 $121

Cross References

   This Appendix C cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3041.33 (relating to income adjustment); 55 Pa. Code §  168.1 (relating to policy on payment of child care); and 55 Pa. Code §  168.74 (relating to determining monthly child care co-payment).



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