Parents/foster parents must be working or going to school or
have a referral from Department of Child Services (DCS) or a referral from
TANF/IMPACT, be within income guidelines, have proof of identity for all family
members and be a resident of the county they are applying for assistance in.
Child care assistance is available for children through the age of twelve
unless the child has special needs. The child receiving assistance must be a U.
S. Citizen or qualified legal alien.
determines eligibility by: (1) verifying monthly income as reported on pay
stubs, public assistance award letters, and child support payment stubs or a
child support docket report; and (2) verifying education/training enrollment as
reported on confirmed class schedules or a letter from the educational
instution (on institution letterhead) that states hours of attendance.
participants typically must recertify for the program every six months. Any
changes in family situation, loss of a job, or change of residence must be
reported to RVR immediately, as they may affect program eligibility.