Last Update: 4/15/16

Chapter 170-290 WAC

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.
Verifying information for a provider's payment.
Eligibility—Family size.
Eligibility—Special 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 applicants and consumers participating in WorkFirst.
Approved activities for applicants and 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.
When provider payments start.
Denial of benefits—Date of redetermining eligibility.
Reapplication.
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 providers—Eligibility.
In-home/relative providers—Information provided to DSHS.
In-home/relative providers—Responsibilities.
In-home/relative providers—Electronic attendance records—Records retention.
In-home/relative providers—Ineligibility.
In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Required persons.
In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Reasons and notification.
In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Included information and sources.
In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Subsequent steps.
In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Disqualified providers.
In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Other disqualifying information.
In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Disqualified person living with the provider.
Subsidy Rates and Fees
WCCC subsidy rates.
WCCC authorized and additional payments—Determining units of care.
Daily child care rates—Licensed or certified child care centers and DEL contracted seasonal day camps.
Daily child care rates—Licensed or certified family home child care providers.
Tiered reimbursement.
Special needs rates—Qualification and required documentation.
Special needs ratesLicensed or certified child care facilities and seasonal day camps.
Special needs rates—Licensed or certified family home child care providers.
Special needs rates—In-home/relative providers.
Child care subsidy rates—In-home/relative providers.
Registration fees.
Field trip/quality enhancement fees.
Nonstandard hours bonus.
Eligible provider capacity and payment.
Payment Discrepancies
Payment discrepancies—Generally.
Payment discrepancies—Provider underpayments.
Payment discrepancies—Provider overpayments.
Payment discrepancies—Consumer underpayments.
Payment discrepancies—Consumer overpayments.
Payment discrepancies—Providers covered under collective bargaining.
Administrative Hearings - WCCC
Right to request an administrative hearing.
Receipt of WCCC benefits pending the outcome of an administrative hearing.
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Slots
Eligible consumers.
Application for early head start–child care partnership slots.
Copay for early head start–child care partnership slots.
Eligibility period for early head start–child care partnership slots.
Eligible early head start–child care partnership slots providers.
Subsidy payments for early head start–child care partnership slots providers.
Early achievers payments for partnership slots providers.
Reapplication for early head start–child care partnership slots.
Deenrollment process for early head start–child care partnership slots providers.
Payment discrepancies for early head start–child care partnership slots consumers.
Payment discrepancies for early head start–child care partnership slots providers.
Administrative hearings for early head start–child care partnership slots.
PART III. SEASONAL CHILD CARE
Introduction
Program funding.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility.
Verifying consumers' and providers' information.
Eligibility—Family size.
Eligibility—Special circumstances for two-parent families.
Eligibility—Approved 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.
When provider payments start.
Denial of benefits—Date 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 rates.
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 Hearings—SCC
Right to request an administrative hearing.
Receipt of SCC program subsidies pending the outcome of an administrative hearing.