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Chapter 170-290 WAC

Last Update: 5/30/14

WORKING CONNECTIONS AND SEASONAL CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS

WAC Sections

PART I. INTRODUCTION
Purpose and intent.
Scope of agency responsibilities.
Definitions.
PART II. WORKING CONNECTIONS CHILD CARE
Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility.
Verifying consumers' information.
EligibilityFamily size.
EligibilitySpecial circumstances.
Rights and Responsibilities
Consumers' rights.
Consumers' responsibilities.
Notification of changes.
Failure to report changes.
Providers' responsibilities.
DSHS's responsibilities to consumers.
Approved Activities
Approved activities for consumers participating in WorkFirst.
Approved activities for consumers not participating in WorkFirst.
Additional requirements for self-employed WCCC consumers.
Receipt of benefits when not engaged in approved activities.
Income and Copayment Calculations
Countable income.
Calculation of income.
Excluded income and deductions.
Determining income eligibility and copayment amounts.
Eligibility period.
Change in copayment.
Minimum copayment.
Start Dates and Eligibility Period
When WCCC benefits start.
Denial of benefitsDate of redetermining eligibility.
New eligibility period.
Termination of and redetermining eligibility for benefits.
Notice
Notice of payment changes.
When notice of payment changes is not required.
Eligible Child Care Providers
Eligible child care providers.
In-home/relative providersEligibility.
In-home/relative providersInformation provided to DSHS.
In-home/relative providersResponsibilities.
In-home/relative providersElectronic attendance recordsRecords retention.
In-home/relative providersIneligibility.
In-home/relative providersBackground checksRequired persons.
In-home/relative providersBackground checksReasons and notification.
In-home/relative providersBackground checksIncluded information and sources.
In-home/relative providersBackground checksSubsequent steps.
In-home/relative providersBackground checksDisqualified providers.
In-home/relative providersBackground checksOther disqualifying information.
In-home/relative providersBackground checksDisqualified person living with the provider.
Subsidy Rates and Fees
WCCC subsidy ratesEffective date.
WCCC authorized and additional paymentsDetermining units of care.
Daily child care ratesLicensed or certified child care centers and DEL contracted seasonal day camps.
Daily child care ratesLicensed or certified family home child care providers.
Tiered reimbursement.
Special needs ratesQualification and required documentation.
Special needs ratesLicensed or certified child care centers and seasonal day camps.
Special needs ratesLicensed or certified family home child care providers.
Special needs ratesIn-home/relative providers.
Child care subsidy ratesIn-home/relative providers.
Registration fees.
Field trip fees.
Nonstandard hours bonus.
Eligible provider capacity and payment.
Payment Discrepancies
Payment discrepanciesGenerally.
Payment discrepanciesProvider underpayments.
Payment discrepanciesProvider overpayments.
Payment discrepanciesConsumer underpayments.
Payment discrepanciesConsumer overpayments.
Payment discrepanciesProviders covered under collective bargaining.
Administrative Hearings - WCCC
Right to request an administrative hearing.
Receipt of WCCC benefits pending the outcome of an administrative hearing.
PART III. SEASONAL CHILD CARE
Introduction
Program funding.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility.
Verifying consumers' information.
EligibilityFamily size.
EligibilitySpecial circumstances for two-parent families.
EligibilityApproved activities.
Rights and Responsibilities
Consumers' rights.
Consumers' responsibilities.
Subsidized child care providers' responsibilities.
Notification of changes.
Failure to report changes.
DSHS's responsibilities to consumers.
Income and Copayment Calculations
Countable income.
Calculation of income.
Excluded income and deductions.
Determining income eligibility and copayment.
Change in copayment.
Eligibility period.
Start Dates and Eligibility Period
When SCC program subsidies start.
Denial of benefitsDate of redetermining eligibility.
Notice
Notice of payment changes.
When notice of payment changes is not required.
Eligible Providers and Rates
Eligible child care providers.
SCC subsidy ratesEffective date.
Authorized SCC payments.
When additional SCC subsidy payments are authorized.
Eligible provider capacity and payment.
Review Process
New eligibility period.
Payment Discrepancies
Payment discrepancies generally.
Termination of and redetermining eligibility for SCC program subsidies.
Administrative HearingsSCC
Right to request an administrative hearing.
Receipt of SCC program subsidies pending the outcome of an administrative hearing.