CCMTL 111 (Emergency Rule Revisions for Child Care Eligibility Income and Family Copayments)
Child Care Manual Transmittal Letter No. 111
July 13, 2011
TO: All Child Care Manual Holders
FROM: Michael B. Colbert, Director
SUBJECT: Emergency Rule Revisions for Child Care Eligibility Income and Family Copayments

Two child care eligibility rules have been amended and filed as emergencies to make the following changes effective July 1, 2011:

Use of the 2011 federal poverty levels (FPL) to calculate an increase in monthly income standards for child care eligibility.

Decrease the initial income eligibility limit from 150% FPL to 125% FPL. Families will remain eligible for child care benefits with income up to 200% FPL.

Adjust copayment amounts due to the increase in the monthly income standards.

Effective July 1, 2011, the income standards in the appendix to rule 5101:2-16-30 shall be used to determine eligibility for child care benefits. Copayments shall be assigned according to the amounts shown in the appendix to rule 5101:2-16-39.

Following is a summary of the changes in each rule. These rules will be filed in the near future as regular rule amendments with the opportunity for comment on the department's Office of Legal Services website and at an announced public hearing.

Rule 5101:2-16-30 entitled "Eligibility requirements for receipt of publicly funded child care benefits" is being amended to add the definitions of full time, part-time and hourly authorizations; to clarify eligibility for a child in a Head Start program; and to change the eligibility income standards in the appendix.

Rule 5101:2-16-39 entitled "Copayment for publicly funded child care" is being amended to describe the effective date of a copayment change at the time of a redetermination; to describe the distribution of the family copayment among all children receiving care in a week; to delete language regarding fees; to clarify existing language; and to change the monthly copayment chart and add the weekly copayment chart in the appendix.

The electronic versions of the Child Care Manuals are located at: The manuals contain all child care rules, transmittal letters and procedure letters.

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

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

CCM5101:2‑16‑30 and Appendix
5101:2‑16‑39 and Appendix
5101:2‑16‑30 and Appendix
5101:2‑16‑39 and Appendix
CCM Transmittal Letters CCMTL No. 111