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AISH Program Policy

Published Date: March 01, 2014
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Benefits

Personal Benefits

Child Care

AUTHORITY

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act, section 3
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped General Regulations, sections 2 and 8; Schedule 3 and section 3

INTENT

To describe what assistance is available to clients to help with the costs of obtaining child care for their dependent child.

POLICY

In order to receive a personal benefit, the eligibility criteria as outlined in the Personal Benefits section must be met.

AISH provides a child care benefit to assist clients with the costs of child care for their dependent children. The child care benefit provides the costs of subsidized child care in a daycare or licensed family day home. If subsidized child care is not available or appropriate, the cost of private child care is provided.

The child care benefit may be provided for a dependent child under 12 years old. The benefit may also be provided for a dependent child who is over 12 years old and requires child care because of their special needs or medical condition.

A child care benefit may be provided when there is no adult member of the household to care for the dependent child due to:

  • Employment;
  • Involvement with an employment or training program;
  • Involvement with a structured program;
  • A medical condition;
  • Attendance at an approved addictions treatment program;
  • A physician or a psychologist has determined that it is in the best interests of the child; or
  • Situations where it is unreasonable for the dependent child to accompany the client, and no other adult family member is available to provide child care.

Child care hours must not exceed the hours of activity plus travel time.

Day Care or Licensed Family Day Home Rate

  • The parent portion of the subsidized daycare rate for each dependent child; and
  • The cost of required daycare deposits or application fees.

Private Child Care Rate

  • One dependent child; actual child care cost to a maximum of $4 per hour.
  • More than one dependent child; actual child care cost:
    • Maximum $4 per hour for the first dependent child, plus
    • $1.50 per hour for each additional dependent child.
    • To a maximum of $8.50 per hour.

School Lunch Supervision Rate

  • Actual cost of fees to cover lunch hour supervision at school.