CCMTL 100 (2009 Changes to Child Care Income Eligibility Standards)
Child Care Manual Transmittal Letter No. 100
June 10, 2009
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Douglas E. Lumpkin, Director
SUBJECT: 2009 Changes to Child Care Income Eligibility Standards

Income standards for child care eligibility have been changed as a result of the annual update in the federal poverty guidelines (FPL). Counties must use the new income eligibility standards July 1, 2009 for all determinations of initial eligibility and for all twelve-month redeterminations.

Following is a summary of the rule amendment:

Rule 5101:2-16-30 entitled "Eligibility Requirements for Publicly Funded Child Care Benefits" has been amended to add a requirement for verification of citizenship for children who receive child care benefits. The appendix entitled "Maximum Monthly Gross Income Per Family Size" has been revised to change eligibility income standards as a result of the updated federal poverty guidelines.

The electronic version of the Child Care Manual is located at: The manual contains all rules, forms, transmittal letters and procedure letters that the department has issued to county departments of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) and to child care providers. A current version of this manual should be utilized by all child care staff.

Please contact the Office of Families and Children Help Desk at 1-866-886-3537, option 4 if you have questions.

INSTRUCTIONS: The following chart identifies the material that needs to be removed from and inserted into the Child Care Manual (CCM).

Child Care Eligibility,
Fraud & Overpayments:
Chapter 16
and Appendix
and Appendix
Child Care Manual Transmittal Letters CCMTL No. 100