DEL developed rules that will strengthen internal controls within its child care subsidy programs and promote program integrity by requiring questionable applicant statements of household composition to be supported by additional third-party verification and simplyifying the Department of Social & Health Services' process for requesting documentation to verify that applicants and consumers are participating in qualifying activities. These rules remove barriers from program participation by providing flexibility in income calculation and allowing verification that most accurately reflects the consumer's economic situation. Finally, these rules will standardize the authorization amounts for all families, including those with parents participating in approved activities full- and part-time for traditional, non-tradiitional, and variable working schedules and for school-age and non-school age children across all provider types.
Permanent Rule Making Documents:
In conjuunction with the rule making described above, DEL has proposed amendments to WAC 170-290-0190 WCCC authorized and additional payments - Determining units of care:
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