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3400.0090 TRANSITION YEAR CHILD CARE.

Subpart 1.

Notice to family of eligibility.

The administering agency must notify a family, in writing, at the time the family's MFIP or DWP case closes of the family's potential eligibility for transition year child care. The notification must include information on how to establish eligibility for transition year child care and on the family's rights and responsibilities under the transition year child care program.

Subp. 2.

Eligibility.

Transition year child care assistance may only be used to support employment and job search related expenses. A family is eligible for transition year child care if the conditions in items A to D are met.

A.

The family's MFIP or DWP case has closed.

B.

At least one caregiver in the family received MFIP or DWP in at least three of the six months immediately preceding the month in which the family's MFIP or DWP case was closed.

C.

The family meets the income eligibility requirements specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 119B.09, subdivision 1.

D.

Transition year child care may be paid for the care of a child who would have been eligible to receive a MFIP grant, or for children who would have been eligible for MFIP, except for the child's receipt of SSI or Title IV-E foster care benefits.

Eligibility for transition year child care begins the first month after the family's MFIP or DWP case has closed and continues for 12 consecutive months. A family's temporary ineligibility for, suspension of, or failure to use child care assistance during the transition year does not suspend the transition year period. A former MFIP or DWP participant may apply for transition year child care any time during the transition year and, notwithstanding the application date, shall receive retroactive transition year child care assistance according to Minnesota Statutes, section 119B.09, subdivision 7. If a family was receiving child care assistance when the family's MFIP or DWP case closed, determination of eligibility for transition year child care assistance must be treated as a redetermination rather than a new application.

Subp. 3.

Loss of transition year child care eligibility.

A family in which all caregivers have been disqualified from receiving MFIP or DWP due to fraud is not eligible for transition year child care assistance.

Subp. 4.

Reestablishment of MFIP or DWP eligibility during transition year period.

If a transition year family reopens its MFIP or DWP case during the transition year period and subsequently meets the conditions in subpart 2, the family qualifies for a new 12-month transition year period. If the family received MFIP or DWP for only one or two of the previous six months, but meets the requirements in subpart 2, items A, C, and D, the family is eligible for the remaining months of the transition year, treating the month or months on MFIP or DWP as a suspension of the child care benefit but not the transition year period. To receive child care assistance while receiving MFIP or DWP, the family must meet the MFIP child care requirements under part 3400.0080.

Subp. 5.

[Repealed, 26 SR 253]

Subp. 6.

[Repealed, 26 SR 253]

Subp. 7.

[Repealed, 33 SR 695]

Subp. 8.

[Repealed, 26 SR 253]

Subp. 9.

[Repealed, 26 SR 253]

Statutory Authority:

MS s 119B.02; 119B.04; 119B.06; 256.01; 256H.02; 256H.035; 256H.055

History:

18 SR 1144; L 1994 c 483 s 1; 26 SR 253; 33 SR 695

Published Electronically:

October 29, 2008