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PDFWAC 110-15-0190

WCCC benefit calculations.

(1) The amount of care a consumer may receive is determined by DCYF at application or reapplication. Once the care is authorized, the amount will not be reduced during the eligibility period unless:
(a) The consumer requests the reduction;
(b) The care is for a school-aged child as described in subsection (3) of this section; or
(c) Incorrect information was given at application or reapplication.
(2) To determine the amount of weekly hours of care needed, DCYF reviews:
(a) The consumer's participation in approved activities and the number of hours the child attends school, including home school, which will reduce the amount of care needed.
(b) In a two parent household, the days and times approved activities overlap, and only authorize care during those overlapping times. The consumer is eligible for full-time care if overlapping care totals one hundred ten hours in one month.
(c) DCYF will not consider the schedule of a parent in a two parent household who is not able to care for the child.
(3) Full-time care for a family using licensed providers is authorized when the consumer participates in approved activities at least one hundred ten hours per month:
(a) Twenty-three full-day units per month will be authorized when the child is in care five or more hours per day.
(b) Thirty half-day units per month will be authorized when the child is in care less than five hours per day.
(c) Forty-six half-day units per month will be authorized during the months of June, July, and August for a school-aged child who is in care for five or more hours per day.
(4) Partial-day monthly unit. A single partial-day monthly unit per month will be authorized for a school-age child attending a licensed family home child care when the child is:
(a) Authorized for care with only one provider; and
(b) Eligible for full-time authorization, but is in care less than five hours on a typical school day; and
(c) Expected to need care before and after school.
(d) Only one monthly unit may be authorized per child per month.
(5) Supervisor approval is required for additional days of care that exceeds twenty-three full days, thirty half days, or one partial-day monthly unit per month.
(6) Full-time care for a family using in-home/relative providers (family, friends and neighbors) is authorized when the consumer participates in approved activities at least one hundred ten hours per month:
(a) Two hundred thirty hours of care will be authorized when the child is in care five or more hours per day;
(b) One hundred fifteen hours of care will be authorized when the child is in care less than five hours per day;
(c) One hundred fifteen hours of care will be authorized during the school year for a school-aged child who is in care less than five hours per day and the provider will be authorized for contingency hours each month, up to a maximum of two hundred thirty hours;
(d) Two hundred thirty hours of care will be authorized during the school year for a school-aged child who is in care five or more hours in a day; and
(e) Supervisor approval is required for hours of care that exceed two hundred thirty hours per month.
(7) Care cannot exceed sixteen hours per day, per child.
(8) When determining part-time care for a family using licensed providers and the activity is less than one hundred ten hours per month:
(a) A full-day unit will be authorized for each day of care that exceeds five hours;
(b) A half-day unit will be authorized for each day of care that is less than five hours; and
(c) A half-day unit will be authorized for each day of care for a school-aged child, not to exceed thirty half days.
(9) When determining part-time care for a family using in-home/relative providers:
(a) Under the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, DCYF will authorize the number of hours of care needed per month when the activity is less than one hundred ten hours per month; and
(b) The total number of authorized hours and contingency hours claimed cannot exceed two hundred thirty hours per month.
(10) DCYF determines the allocation of hours or units for families with multiple providers based upon the information received from the parent.
(11) DCYF may authorize more than the state rate and up to the provider's private pay rate if:
(a) The parent is a WorkFirst participant; and
(b) Appropriate child care, at the state rate, is not available within a reasonable distance from the approved activity site. "Appropriate" means licensed or certified child care under WAC 110-15-0125, or an approved in-home/relative provider under WAC 110-16-0010. "Reasonable distance" is determined by comparing distances other local families must travel to access appropriate child care.
(12) Other fees DCYF may authorize to a provider are:
(a) Registration fees;
(b) Field trip fees;
(c) Nonstandard hours bonus;
(d) Overtime care to a licensed provider when care is expected to exceed ten hours in a day; and
(e) Special needs rates for a child.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065. WSR 20-08-077, § 110-15-0190, filed 3/26/20, effective 4/26/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055, 43.216.065 and 42 U.S.C. 9858, et seq. WSR 19-08-020, § 110-15-0190, filed 3/26/19, effective 4/26/19. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-15-0190, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060 and 43.215.070. WSR 17-23-057, § 170-290-0190, filed 11/9/17, effective 12/10/17; WSR 17-18-009, § 170-290-0190, filed 8/24/17, effective 9/24/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-19-107, § 170-290-0190, filed 9/21/16, effective 10/22/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 16-09-059, § 170-290-0190, filed 4/15/16, effective 5/16/16; WSR 13-22-040, § 170-290-0190, filed 10/31/13, effective 12/1/13. 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. WSR 11-18-001, § 170-290-0190, filed 8/24/11, effective 9/24/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, 2006 c 265, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 09-22-043, § 170-290-0190, filed 10/28/09, effective 12/1/09. WSR 08-08-047, recodified as § 170-290-0190, filed 3/27/08, effective 3/27/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.12.340. WSR 06-12-094, § 388-290-0190, filed 6/6/06, effective 7/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.12.340, 74.13.085, and 2005 c 518 § 207(3). WSR 05-20-051, § 388-290-0190, filed 9/30/05, effective 11/1/05. 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, § 388-290-0190, 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, § 388-290-0190, 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, § 388-290-0190, filed 12/19/01, effective 1/19/02.]
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