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What is the maximum child care subsidy rate DSHS pays for in-home/relative child care?

(1) The DSHS child care subsidy programs pay toward the cost of child care directly to the parent, who is the employer. DSHS pays whichever of the following that is less:
(a) Two dollars and six cents per hours for the child who needs the greatest amount of care and one dollar and three cents per hour for the care of each additional child in the family; or
(b) The provider's usual rate for that care.
(2) DSHS may pay above the maximum rate for children who have special needs as stated in WAC 388-165-225.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.12.340, 74.04.050, 74.04.055 and 74.08.090. WSR 99-22-011, ยง 388-165-230, filed 10/22/99, effective 11/22/99.]
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