Department of Human Services

Child Care Certificate Program Online Policy Manual

Families First Child Care

Revised:

3.4

FAMILIES FIRST EXEMPTION DUE TO LACK OF CHILD CARE

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FF recipients can be temporarily exempted from the work requirement for good cause if the parent can demonstrate an inability to locate child care due to:

 

        the unavailability of appropriate child care within a reasonable distance from the individualís home or work site;

 

        the unavailability or unsuitability of informal care by a relative or inability to make other arrangements; or

 

        the unavailability of affordable formal child care.

 

If child care cannot be arranged for any of these reasons within two (2) calendar weeks of the date of the FF participantís referral to the work activity contractor, the client representative will approve a temporary exemption from work requirements. The participant will not be re-referred to the work activity contractor until child care arrangements are completed or unnecessary.

 

The parentís Families First time counter towards lifetime limits will NOT be stopped during a period of exemption. All options should be exhausted to locate child care for the parent.

 

 

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