Expected to Work/Barriers to Full Employment Policy & Procedures

Published Date: August 01, 2011
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09 Non-Continuous Needs

Child Care Deposit and Registration Fee

AUTHORITY

Income Support, Training and Health Benefits Regulation, Schedule 4, Section 16

INTENT

To assist with the costs associated with having children registered in a licensed or approved child care program.

POLICY

A refundable child care deposit and/or a refundable/nonrefundable registration fee  is provided when:

  • It is required by the licensed or approved child care program from all parents, and

  • Child care is part of the client’s service plan with the department, and

  • There are no other resources available.

The first child care refundable deposit and/or refundable/non-refundable registration fee is not recovered but subsequent child care deposits and/or registration fees issued for the same child or children are subject to repayment.

Deposits and registration fees are not issued for private babysitting.

A refunded deposit and/or registration fee is not treated as income.

Substantiation
A written statement from the licensed or approved child care provider stating the amount of the refundable deposit and/or refundable/non-refundable registration fee required.

Rate
Actual cost up to one month’s child care fees (this is the unsubsidized amount that the childcare provider charges for the childcare space).

Need Code
1831 Day Care Deposit
1867 Day Care Registration

PROCEDURES

LISA automatically posts this benefit to the Scratch Pad.

If a deposit and/or registration fee was previously issued, the worker:

  1. Has the client sign an EMP 0976B Repayment Agreement. Enters the debt into the Recoveries System.
  2. Issues the benefit.

Refer to Continuous Needs - Child Care Policy for additional information.