SCS/SBs 260 & 71 - The Children's Division within the Department of Social Services shall develop rules to become effective by July 1, 2008, modifying the income eligibility criteria for any person receiving state-funded child care assistance, either through vouchers or direct reimbursement to child care providers.
Persons receiving state-funded child care assistance with family incomes of less than 130 percent of the federal poverty level shall receive full child care subsidy benefits.
Persons receiving state-funded child care assistance with family incomes of 130 percent to 185 percent of the federal poverty level shall receive child care subsidy benefits reduced proportionately based on family income in excess of 130 percent of the federal poverty level.
For family incomes in excess of 185 percent of the federal poverty level, such persons shall be ineligible for child care subsidy benefits.
Nothing in this act shall be construed as to prohibit the imposition of fee by the division to child care subsidy recipients based on gross income and family unit size and based on a child care sliding fee scale established by the division. The sliding fee scale may be waived for children with special needs.
This act is identical to SB 71 (2007).