Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Work Requirement Exemptions

Revised:

11.2

BRIDGE OR GAP COVERAGE AFTER INITIAL APPROVAL

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Parents may have up to 30 calendar days of continued eligibility and child care assistance to “bridge” coverage during periods of non-compliance with the program work participation requirements for illness, unemployment, short breaks in class schedules (not for summer months), or while waiting for Families First activity components to start.  This bridge period will begin the day after the last day work/school requirements were met.

 

This coverage will not be granted in any situation when the parent or program knows at the start that the period will be over 30 days.  (Refer to Childbirth, Surgery, and Major Illness for exception).

 

Any extension for continued eligibility or child care assistance for periods over 30 days will require State Office approval for a good cause on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

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