Chapter 170-290 WAC

Last Update: 6/1/18

WORKING CONNECTIONS AND SEASONAL CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS

WAC Sections

PART I. INTRODUCTION
170-290-0001Purpose and intent.
170-290-0002Scope of agency responsibilities.
170-290-0003Definitions.
PART II. WORKING CONNECTIONS CHILD CARE
Eligibility Requirements
170-290-0005Eligibility.
170-290-0012Verifying consumers' information.
170-290-0014Verifying information for a provider's payment.
170-290-0015Determining family size.
170-290-0020Eligibility—Special circumstances.
170-290-0022Eligibility—Resources.
170-290-0023Homeless grace period (HGP).
Rights and Responsibilities
170-290-0025Consumers' rights.
170-290-0030Consumers' responsibilities.
170-290-0031Notification of changes.
170-290-0032Failure to report changes.
170-290-0034Providers' responsibilities.
170-290-0035DSHS's responsibilities to consumers.
Approved Activities
170-290-0040Approved activities for applicants and consumers participating in WorkFirst.
170-290-0045Approved activities for applicants and consumers not participating in WorkFirst.
170-290-0050Additional requirements for self-employed WCCC consumers.
170-290-0055Receipt of benefits during fourteen-day wait period.
Income and Copayment Calculations
170-290-0060Countable income.
170-290-0065Calculation of income.
170-290-0070Excluded income and deductions.
170-290-0075Determining income eligibility and copayment amounts.
170-290-0082Eligibility period.
170-290-0085Change in copayment.
170-290-0090Minimum copayment.
Start Dates and Eligibility Period
170-290-0095When WCCC benefits start.
170-290-0106When provider payments start.
170-290-0107Denial of benefits—Date of redetermining eligibility.
170-290-0109Reapplication.
170-290-0110Termination of and redetermining eligibility for benefits.
Notice
170-290-0115Notice of payment changes.
170-290-0120When notice of payment changes is not required.
Eligible Child Care Providers
170-290-0125Eligible child care providers.
170-290-0126Electronic attendance records.
170-290-0130In-home/relative providers—Eligibility.
170-290-0135In-home/relative providers—Information provided to DSHS.
170-290-0138In-home/relative providers—Responsibilities.
170-290-0139In-home/relative providers—Electronic attendance records—Records retention.
170-290-0140In-home/relative providers—Ineligibility.
170-290-0143In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Required persons.
170-290-0145In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Reasons and notification.
170-290-0150In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Included information and sources.
170-290-0155In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Subsequent steps.
170-290-0160In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Disqualified providers.
170-290-0165In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Other disqualifying information.
170-290-0167In-home/relative providers—Background checks—Disqualified person living with the provider.
Subsidy Rates and Fees
170-290-0180WCCC subsidy rates.
170-290-0190WCCC benefit calculations.
170-290-0200Daily child care rates—Licensed or certified child care centers and DEL contracted seasonal day camps.
170-290-0205Daily child care rates—Licensed or certified family home child care providers.
170-290-0210Tiered reimbursement and quality improvement awards.
170-290-0220Special needs rates—Qualification and required documentation.
170-290-0225Special needs rates—Licensed or certified child care facilities and seasonal day camps.
170-290-0230Special needs rates—Licensed or certified family home child care providers.
170-290-0235Special needs rates—In-home/relative providers.
170-290-0240Child care subsidy rates—In-home/relative providers.
170-290-0245Registration fees.
170-290-0247Field trip/quality enhancement fees.
170-290-0249Nonstandard hours bonus.
170-290-0250Eligible provider capacity and payment.
Payment Discrepancies
170-290-0266Payment discrepancies—Generally.
170-290-0267Payment discrepancies—Provider underpayments.
170-290-0268Payment discrepancies—Provider overpayments.
170-290-0269Payment discrepancies—Consumer underpayments.
170-290-0271Payment discrepancies—Consumer.
170-290-0275Payment discrepancies—Providers.
PROGRAM VIOLATIONS AND SUSPECTED FRAUD
170-290-0277Provider program violations and suspected fraud.
170-290-0279Program violation sanctions.
Administrative Hearings - WCCC
170-290-0280Right to request an administrative hearing.
170-290-0285Receipt of WCCC benefits pending the outcome of an administrative hearing.
Wait List for Child Care Programs
170-290-2210Eligibility.
170-290-2220Benefits start.
170-290-2230Withdrawal from and reinstatement to the wait list.
170-290-2240Provider payments.
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Slots
170-290-2401Eligible consumers.
170-290-2410Application for early head start–child care partnership slots.
170-290-2420Copay for early head start–child care partnership slots.
170-290-2426Eligibility period for early head start–child care partnership slots.
170-290-2430Eligible early head start–child care partnership slots providers.
170-290-2435Subsidy payments for early head start–child care partnership slots providers.
170-290-2440Early achievers payments for partnership slots providers.
170-290-2445Reapplication for early head start–child care partnership slots.
170-290-2450Deenrollment process for early head start–child care partnership slots providers.
170-290-2455Payment discrepancies for early head start–child care partnership slots consumers.
170-290-2460Payment discrepancies for early head start–child care partnership slots providers.
170-290-2465Administrative hearings for early head start–child care partnership slots.
PART III. SEASONAL CHILD CARE
Introduction
170-290-3501Program funding.
170-290-3506Wait list for seasonal child care.
Eligibility Requirements
170-290-3520Eligibility.
170-290-3530Verifying consumers' and providers' information.
170-290-3540Eligibility—Family size.
170-290-3550Eligibility—Special circumstances.
170-290-3555Eligibility—Approved activities.
170-290-3558Resources.
Rights and Responsibilities
170-290-3560Consumers' rights.
170-290-3565Consumers' responsibilities.
170-290-3566Subsidized child care providers' responsibilities.
170-290-3570Notification of changes.
170-290-3580Failure to report changes.
170-290-3590DSHS's responsibilities to consumers.
Income and Copayment Calculations
170-290-3610Countable income.
170-290-3620Calculation of income.
170-290-3630Excluded income and deductions.
170-290-3640Determining income eligibility and copayment.
170-290-3650Change in copayment.
170-290-3660Eligibility period.
Start Dates and Eligibility Period
170-290-3665When SCC program subsidies start.
170-290-3675When provider payments start.
170-290-3690Denial of benefits—Date of redetermining eligibility.
Notice
170-290-3720Notice of payment changes.
170-290-3730When notice of payment changes is not required.
Eligible Providers and Rates
170-290-3750Eligible child care providers.
170-290-3760SCC subsidy rates.
170-290-3770Authorized SCC payments.
170-290-3790When additional SCC subsidy payments are authorized.
170-290-3800Eligible provider capacity and payment.
Review Process
170-290-3840New eligibility period.
Payment Discrepancies
170-290-3850Payment discrepancies generally.
170-290-3855Termination of and redetermining eligibility for SCC program subsidies.
170-290-3857Program violations and suspected fraud.
Administrative HearingsSCC
170-290-3860Right to request an administrative hearing.
170-290-3865Receipt of SCC program subsidies pending the outcome of an administrative hearing.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
170-290-0010What 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.
170-290-0100When 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.
170-290-0105How 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.
170-290-0108What 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.
170-290-0185WCCC subsidy rates—Five-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.
170-290-0260Who 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.
170-290-0265When 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.
170-290-0270What 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.
170-290-0273When 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.
170-290-0274When 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.
170-290-3510SCC 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.
170-290-3670Preauthorization 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.
170-290-3820Review 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.
170-290-3830Redetermination 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.