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CCMPL 143 (2020 Update to Child Care Income Eligibility Standards)
Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 143
September 30, 2020
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Kimberly Hall, Director
SUBJECT: 2020 Update to Child Care Income Eligibility Standards

Background:

The child care income eligibility standards are updated annually after the release of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Implementation of New Income Eligibility Standards:

The Child Care Information Data System (CCIDS) has been updated to include the October 1, 2020 Income Eligibility Standards.  All applications, redetermination and case updates made on or after October 1, 2020 will be based on these new standards.

The monthly income standards are as follows:

Family Size 2020 Federal Poverty Level (100%) Annually 2020 Federal Poverty Level (100%) Monthly Maximum Monthly Income Limit for Initial Eligibility* (130%) Maximum Monthly Income Limit for Transitional Eligibility* (150%) Maximum Monthly Income Limit for Ongoing Eligibility* (300%)
2 $17,240 $1,437 $1,868 $2,155 $4,310
3 $21,720 $1,810 $2,353 $2,715 $5,430
4 $26,200 $2,184 $2,839 $3,275 $6,550
5 $30,680 $2,557 $3,324 $3,835 $7,670
6 $35,160 $2,930 $3,809 $4,395 $8,790
7 $39,640 $3,304 $4,295 $4,955 $9,910
8 $44,120 $3,677 $4,780 $5,515 $11,030

These amounts are determined using the 2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines as published in the Federal Register on February 1, 2020.  If the family size is above 8, add $4,480 to the annual income for each additional household member.

Copayment Desk Aid:  The family copayment desk aid has been updated based on the new income eligibility standards.  The new desk aid is attached to this letter.

Please contact the Child Care Policy Helpdesk at 1-877-302-2347, option 4, or at childcarepolicy@jfs.ohio.gov if you have any questions.