income guideline for new applicants
A family may be income eligible if their combined monthly gross income is at or below the guidelines listed below. In two-parent families, both incomes are combined to determine eligibility. Two-parent families include those with 2 or more adults living in the home, such as the applicant and his or her spouse or parents of a common child in the home. Gross monthly income (before taxes) may include overtime, bonuses, tips and commissions and other income the family may receive such as child support, supplemental security income (SSI), social security administration (SSA), unemployment payments, etc. Grandparents or relative caretakers may qualify for child care assistance without meeting the above income guidelines if they have Representative Payee (RPY) status or receive a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefit. They may contact their local IDHS Family Community Resource Center (FCRC) office to find out if they qualify for RPY or TANF.
Once a completed application is submitted, it will be reviewed based on the eligibility criteria for the program. CCR&R Case Managers have 10 business days to review the application, verify information and send an approval or denial notice, or request for additional information.
If a family's application is approved, they you are required to: