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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.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
170-290-0010
What makes me eligible for WCCC benefits? [WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0010, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0010, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.085. WSR 02-14-067, § 388-290-0010, filed 6/27/02, effective 8/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care Development Fund Rules). WSR 02-01-135, § 388-290-0010, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.] Repealed by WSR 09-22-043, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 265 and chapter 43.215 RCW. Later promulgation, see WAC 170-290-0005.
170-290-0100
When WCCC benefits start for consumers not receiving TANF. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-0100, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0100, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0100, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care Development Fund Rules). WSR 02-01-135, § 388-290-0100, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.] Repealed by WSR 11-18-001, filed 8/24/11, effective 9/24/11. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW, RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2011 1st sp.s. c 42, 2011 1st sp.s. c 50, and 2006 c 265 § 501.
170-290-0105
How do I reapply for WCCC when my eligibility period is ending? [WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0105, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0105, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.085. WSR 02-12-069, § 388-290-0105, filed 5/31/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care Development Fund Rules). WSR 02-01-135, § 388-290-0105, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.] Repealed by WSR 09-22-043, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 265 and chapter 43.215 RCW. Later promulgation, see WAC 170-290-0109.
170-290-0108
What happens if I meet eligibility requirements after I receive a denial letter? [WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0108, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0108, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04.] Repealed by WSR 09-22-043, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 265 and chapter 43.215 RCW. Later promulgation, see WAC 170-290-0107.
170-290-0185
WCCC subsidy ratesFive-year-old children. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-0185, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0185, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care Development Fund Rules). WSR 02-01-135, § 388-290-0185, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.] Repealed by WSR 14-12-050, filed 5/30/14, effective 6/30/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070 and chapter 43.215 RCW.
170-290-0260
Who has a right to ask for a hearing and how do they ask for one? [WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0260, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, and 74.13.085. WSR 05-22-078, § 388-290-0260, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0260, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care Development Fund Rules). WSR 02-01-135, § 388-290-0260, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.] Repealed by WSR 09-22-043, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 265 and chapter 43.215 RCW. Later promulgation, see WAC 170-290-0280.
170-290-0265
When can I get WCCC benefits pending the outcome of a hearing? [WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0265, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0265, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care Development Fund Rules). WSR 02-01-135, § 388-290-0265, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.] Repealed by WSR 09-22-043, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 265 and chapter 43.215 RCW. Later promulgation, see WAC 170-290-0285.
170-290-0270
What is a WCCC overpayment and what can be included? [WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0270, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0270, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.13.085. WSR 02-12-069, § 388-290-0270, filed 5/31/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and C.F.R. Parts 98 and 99 (Child Care Development Fund Rules). WSR 02-01-135, § 388-290-0270, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.] Repealed by WSR 09-22-043, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 265 and chapter 43.215 RCW. Later promulgation, see WAC 170-290-0268.
170-290-0273
When would my licensed or certified provider or DSHS contracted seasonal day camp get an overpayment? [WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0273, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, and 74.13.085. WSR 05-22-078, § 388-290-0273, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-08-021 and 04-08-134, § 388-290-0273, filed 3/29/04 and 4/7/04, effective 5/28/04.] Repealed by WSR 09-22-043, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 265 and chapter 43.215 RCW. Later promulgation, see WAC 170-290-0268.
170-290-0274
When would my in-home/relative provider get an overpayment? [WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0274, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, and 74.13.085. WSR 05-22-078, § 388-290-0274, filed 10/31/05, effective 12/1/05.] Repealed by WSR 09-22-043, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 265 and chapter 43.215 RCW. Later promulgation, see WAC 170-290-0268.
170-290-3510
SCC definitions. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-3510, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09.] Repealed by WSR 11-12-078, filed 5/31/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW.
170-290-3670
Preauthorization for the SCC program. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-3670, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09.] Repealed by WSR 11-12-078, filed 5/31/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW.
170-290-3820
Review of eligibility and copayment information. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-3820, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09.] Repealed by WSR 11-12-078, filed 5/31/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW.
170-290-3830
Redetermination of SCC benefits. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-3830, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09.] Repealed by WSR 11-12-078, filed 5/31/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW.