Child Care Chapter 16: Child Care Eligibility, Fraud & Overpayments
5101:2-16-36 County Agency Responsibility for Annual Re-Determination of Eligibility for Publicly Funded Child Care
Effective Date: December 16, 2018
Most Current Prior Effective Date: October 1, 2017

(A)What is the re-determination process?

Annually, a caretaker receiving publicly funded child care shall submit a re-determination application, household income verification and supporting documentation for any changes to the county agency for the re-determination of on-going eligibility.

(B)What is the responsibility of the county agency in the re-determination process?

In the event a caretaker requests a copy of the JFS 01124 "Redetermination Application for Child Care Benefits" (rev. 10/2017) (rev. 12/2018) the county agency shall provide both of the following:

(1)The JFS 01124; and

(2)The voter registration application pursuant to rule 5101:2-16-35 of the Administrative Code.

(3)Re-determine eligibility by the last day of the current eligibility period.

(a)If the county agency determines the caretaker is eligible for benefits for a new eligibility period, the new period shall begin on the date following the last day of the current eligibility period. The county agency shall provide notice of approval for benefits using the JFS 04074 "Notice of Approval of Your Application for Assistance" (rev. 9/2011) or its computer-generated equivalent.

(b)If the county agency determines the caretaker is ineligible for benefits for a new eligibility period, the county agency shall provide notice of denial of the application for benefits using the JFS 07334 "Notice of Denial of Your Application for Assistance" (rev. 9/2011) or its computer-generated equivalent. The eligibility shall end on the last day of the current eligibility period.

(4)Propose termination of benefits using the JFS 04065 "Prior Notice of Right to a State Hearing" (rev. 5/2001) or its computer-generated equivalent if the caretaker fails to submit a JFS 01124 and all required supporting documentation fifteen calendar days prior to the end of the current eligibility period.

Effective: 12/16/2018

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 1/1/2020

Certification: CERTIFIED ELECTRONICALLY

Date: 12/06/2018

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 5104.34, 5104.38

Rule Amplifies: 5104.30, 5104.38, 5104.34, 5104.341

Prior Effective Dates: 01/09/2015, 09/28/2015, 06/26/2016, 10/01/2017