CCMPL 160 (2022 Update to Child Care Income Eligibility Standards)
Child Care Manual Procedure Letter No. 160
September 26, 2022
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Matt Damschroder, Director
SUBJECT: 2022 Update to Child Care Income Eligibility Standards


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 Ohio Benefits integrated eligibility system has been updated to include the October 1, 2022, Income Eligibility Standards.  All applications, recertifications and case updates processed on or after the date of this letter will be based on these new standards.

The monthly income standards are as follows:

Family Size 2022 Federal Poverty Level (100%) Annually Maximum Monthly Income Limit for Initial Eligibility* (142%) Maximum Monthly Income Limit for Transitional Eligibility* (150%)

Maximum Monthly

 Income Limit for Special Need Eligibility*


Maximum Monthly Income Limit for Ongoing Eligibility* (300%)
2 $18,310.00  $2,167.00  $2,289.00  $2,289.00  $4,578.00
3 $23,030.00  $2,726.00  $2,879.00  $2,879.00  $5,758.00
4 $27,750.00  $3,284.00  $3,469.00  $3,469.00  $6,938.00
5 $32,470.00  $3,843.00  $4,059.00  $4,059.00  $8,118.00
6 $37,190.00  $4,401.00  $4,649.00  $4,649.00  $9,298.00
7 $41,910.00  $4,960.00  $5,239.00  $5,239.00  $10,478.00
8 $46,630.00  $5,518.00  $5,829.00  $5,829.00  $11,658.00


These amounts are determined using the 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines as published in the Federal Register on January 12, 2022.  If the family size is above 8, add $4,720 to the annual income for each additional household member.

Note:  Transitional child care allows a person up to 12 months of new or continuing PFCC benefits during their transition out of Ohio Works First when their income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.

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 Help Desk at 1-877-302-2347, option 4, or at if you have any questions.